'1 Corinthians' Tagged Posts

'1 Corinthians' Tagged Posts

THE SONG OF RUTH

Today we examine the little book of Ruth.  The most famous verses of Ruth, as translated in the King James Version have often been sung at weddings: Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: For whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest I will lodge: Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: The Lord do…

GRACE NOTES

As we near the end of the church year, our thoughts turn to the end of all things.  We instinctively picture ourselves and others before the great throne on that last day.  Who will enter that eternal kingdom and who will not? Our own times are awash in what we might call universalism, the sentimental idea that merely dying entitles a person to enter heaven, that ultimately everybody goes to heaven and nobody goes to hell – in fact, that…

“An Ever-Fixèd Mark”

Flip on the radio.  Surf the stations.  What are you likely to hear?  Love songs.  Songs of new love, romantic love, puppy love, spurned love.   At some wedding receptions, anyone who wants the bride and groom to kiss has to sing a song with the word “love” in it.  Almost always someone sings:  “I’d love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener…”     Sit in a high school literature class and it doesn’t take long to figure out that  a…