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2 Cor 10-13

December 6, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

We have learned that Paul has enemies in Corinth, some of them even within the church. In chapters 10-11 Paul turns his attention to addressing some of the attacks leveled against him. Chapter 11 makes application of these conflicts and warns the Corinthians against false teachers with personal […]

2 Cor 5-9

December 5, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

In chapter 5 Paul continues his emphasis on an eternal focus, using the figure of a tent to illustrate, pointing to love as our motivation and transformation as our new reality. Having led them through a wide range of conflicts and issues, Paul urges the Corinthians to a […]

2 Cor 1-4

December 4, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

Not more than a year after his first letter, Paul writes a second to the Corinthians. The historical circumstances of all that happen in the interim between the two are a bit difficult to piece together briefly, but suffice it to say that as Paul writes this letter […]

1 Cor 15-16

December 3, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

The classic passage in the Bible on the resurrection of Jesus Christ is 1 Corinthians 15. Paul defends the historicity of the resurrection by listing eyewitnesses still alive at the time of his writing (15:1-11). Paul then defends the necessity of the resurrection, the very essence of our […]

Groups: Winter 2016

December 2, 2015

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A few weeks ago we updated you on some of the exciting things happening with our Groups ministry. Starting in January we will be offering several Medium Groups with a variety of topics. These groups will be more than just a typical class as they will be highly interactive and designed to help you learn […]

1 Cor 12-14

Devotions December|

What does it say?

This section of three chapters focuses on spiritual gifts. Chapter 12 deals with the diversity of spiritual gifts and functions within the body of Christ and how each member in particular works together in the assembly of believers. No one is more or less important than another and […]

1 Cor 9-11

December 1, 2015

Devotions December|

What does it say?

Paul had his detractors in Corinth that challenged his apostolic authority. Chapter 9 defends his apostleship and replies especially to those challenging his right to remuneration for his ministry, though he personally never took advantage of that right in Corinth.

1 Corinthians 10 is a warning […]

1 Cor 5-8

November 30, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

Chapter 5 deals with an issue of open incest between a son and his stepmother that the church refused to address. Corinth had a culture of excessive litigation and the Corinthian disciples are not hesitant to sue each other (1Cor 6). Paul admonishes them to have the wisdom […]

1Cor 1-4

November 29, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

This letter is probably written by Paul from Ephesus around 54 AD, and reflects the state of the church Paul began there during his 18-month stay recorded in Acts 18. Paul is receiving reports from Corinth that indicate conflict in the church (1:11). Later (7:1; 16:16) it seems […]

Acts 18-19

November 28, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

Following his time in Athens, Paul travels to Corinth where he ministers in the synagogue and a new church results. Here, Paul meets the husband and wife team of Aquila and Pricilla. After a lengthy ministry in Corinth, Paul returns to Antioch via Ephesus and Caesarea, leaving Aquila […]

1 & 2 Thes

November 27, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

Having just seen Paul’s visit to Thessalonica in Acts 17, our reading of 1 and 2 Thessalonians is appropriate. Thessalonica in northern Greece is the second city in importance only behind Athens, both in the first century and to this day (Thessaloniki).

Paul’s opening (1The 1) celebrates […]

Acts 17

November 26, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

Acts 17 finds Paul and Silas in Thessalonica where the Gospel goes forth with great power beginning in the synagogue and extending to the Gentiles. The unbelieving Jews mount opposition against the apostles and they move on Berea where the people receive God’s words more readily and are […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2015

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings received over the past year. At Graceway, we are thankful for our members and how they have blessed our community as well as the church in 2015. We are thankful for the hundreds of volunteers who dedicated time to ministering to families through our youth baseball […]

Gal 4-6

Devotions November|

What does it say?

In Galatians 4 Paul continues his explanation of law and grace. He says that the Law of Moses was given of God to accomplish a missional purpose – as a teacher to show us our need of complete justification accomplished only by the sacrificial work of Christ. God […]

Gal 1-3

November 24, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

Galatians are inhabitants of a geographical area known as Galatia, the southern part of which was a Roman province (all in modern Turkey). Derbe and Lystra where Paul met Timothy are in Galatia as well as other cities mentioned in Acts. Paul probably wrote this epistle from Antioch […]

Acts 15-16

November 23, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

The tension between Jewish believers and Gentiles comes to a head in Acts 15. Paul and Barnabas travel from Antioch to Jerusalem to meet with church leaders and determine how to minimize these conflicts. Hearing first-hand reports from the missionary journey, all agree that Gentiles do not have […]

James 1-5

November 22, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

Though we cannot say definitely, it would appear that the author of this book is James, the half-brother of Jesus and brother of Jude. This is the traditional view since the early centuries and the opinion of most scholars. It is included here in our chronological reading because […]

Acts 13-14

November 21, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

In Acts 13 we see inside the growing church in Antioch of Syria. Through the leadership, God sends Barnabas and Paul along with Barnabas’ cousin John to take the Gospel to the nations. They begin in Cyprus, probably influenced by the fact that Barnabas is a native of […]

Acts 11-12

November 20, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

As Peter returns from Cornelius’ home, the Jews in Judea struggle to accept Peter’s violations of Jewish tradition in entering the home of a Gentile (Acts 11). As Peter recounts the story of what happen, God gives grace and they accept that God is doing something beyond their […]

Acts 9-10

November 19, 2015

Devotions November|

What does it say?

Acts 9 tells the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, a key player in persecuting the church and headed to Damascus to continue the same. Jesus miraculously appears to Saul and he quickly is baptized, strengthened and understands the scriptures clearly; Saul’s impact in Damascus is so great that […]