The Pastor’s Desk

THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT

2Co 1:1-4  “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father … Continue reading THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT

IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD

1Co 16:22-24  “If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.” Paul closes this epistle with a strong warning to the church and a strong desire that they be blessed. It almost … Continue reading IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD

ALL THE BRETHREN GREET YOU

1Co 16:19-21  “The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.” As Paul begins to close out his first letter to … Continue reading ALL THE BRETHREN GREET YOU

THEY HAVE ADDICTED THEMSELVES TO THE MINISTRY OF THE SAINTS

1Co 16:15-18  “I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus … Continue reading THEY HAVE ADDICTED THEMSELVES TO THE MINISTRY OF THE SAINTS

LET ALL YOUR THINGS BE DONE WITH CHARITY

1Co 16:12-14  “As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things … Continue reading LET ALL YOUR THINGS BE DONE WITH CHARITY

A DOOR IS OPENED, AND THERE ARE MANY ADVERSARIES

1Co 16:8-11  “But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do. Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct … Continue reading A DOOR IS OPENED, AND THERE ARE MANY ADVERSARIES

I WILL COME UNTO YOU

1Co 16:5-7  “Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia. And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go. For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust … Continue reading I WILL COME UNTO YOU

LAY BY IN STORE

1Co 16:1-4  “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. And when I come, … Continue reading LAY BY IN STORE

YOUR LABOR IS NOT IN VAIN IN THE LORD

1Co 15:57-58  “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” It is important to always know who to thank … Continue reading YOUR LABOR IS NOT IN VAIN IN THE LORD

O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING?

1Co 15:54-56  “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength … Continue reading O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING?