1 Corinthians

The Cross: Absurdity or Power?

"Christ on the Cross" (detail) by Velazquez

If your leader was brutally scourged, publicly humiliated and made a sport of, then killed on a hill for all to see, wouldn’t you be tempted to downplay the event?  Instead, what does Paul tell the Corinthians? He not only doesn’t downplay it, he preaches it. He proclaims not just a risen Christ, but first a Christ crucified. (1 Cor […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 4:5

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God.” (1 Corinthians 4:5) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 15:22-26

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For […]

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 10:13

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“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Well, I do not run aimlessly, I do not box as one […]