What gospel does our life together preach? If the church were a body—and it is—what message do the relationships among us communicate? Is there a disconnect between the gospel we preach and the lives we live together? In 1 Corinthians 12:25 Paul encourages the church
Building one another up is rooted in the gospel message—the hope of salvation we have in Christ Jesus. Paul exhorted the Thessalonian church to build one another up in the gospel, and through his letter to them he exhorts us to do the same.
The Roman church had many difficulties to deal with. One of them was the way in which Jews and Gentiles were to relate to one another in Christ. Paul exhorts them to not pass judgement on one another any longer. They are rather to consider
In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul addresses an assembly of conflicted Christians who gathered for an important ritual (the Lord’s Supper) while at the same time denying its message (v. 17). In fact, Paul hints that their misbehaviour was tantamount to betrayal (v. 23). One manifestation