Dec: “Puffed Up” for Nothing

Through the lens of 1 Corinthians, we take a look at the state of our churches today.  Even though sin prevails in so many areas of our lives, people remain in bondage to addictions and maladies of all kinds, we spend our time rejoicing without considering why this might be the case.  We rejoice in our theology and our religious heritage, but are our people growing in faith and Christlikeness?

In addition, have you noticed the focus on academic accomplishments in the ministry?  As in the apostle’s day, eloquence and professional oratory were supplanting the simplicity of Christ and the power of the Spirit, resulting in fruit.