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Details, details, details

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

I love the details that Paul provides at the end of 1 Corinthians (read 1 Corinthians 16 here).First, there is the reference to the offering that God was using to bind together the churches across the Mediterranean. Gentile Christians, many of them living in poverty themselves, gave offerings to...

I'm tired today...

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

I'm tired. Tired of wondering how long the pandemic will last. Tired of taking precautions. Tired of reading about  record numbers of new cases. Tired of wondering what new restrictions will be necessary tomorrow. That sense of exhaustion sweeps over me as I read our Old...

Highs & Lows of Bible Reading

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Today's lessons are opposites. The Old Testament reading (find 2 Chronicles 7-9 here) begins with a high and ends with a low. The New Testament reading (find 1 Corinthians 14:26-15:11 here) begins with a low and ends with a high. In 2 Chronicles, the high is the dedication of the temple...

Worship Links - Readings - Help Requested

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Join us in Traditional online worship. Here is the YouTube link.  The worship folder, sermon notes, GroupWork based on 2 Peter 3 and Kids Club Family Lesson are attached.I would encourage you to watch Jay Seegert's presentation at Awake and Alive because he talks about operational...

The Greatest Gift & Worship Links

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

 "These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13). The Corinthian Christians wanted the greatest spiritual gift. They thought it was the miraculous ability to speak in tongues or languages they had not learned. Paul teaches us that...

Unity and Division - Part 2

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Watch today's video introduction to our readings here. The Apostle Paul continues to deal with divisions within the church in Corinth. Unity in the church is not based on us all being identical, but that each is unique and in Christian love wants to use the abilities God has given for the...

The LORD's Ability to Bless and ...

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Thank you for joining me on my daily "Journey to the Empty Tomb." The daily Bible reading guide I use is attached.In today's Old Testament lesson (read 1 Kings 9-10 here), we see the LORD's ability to bless his people. Secular history would record simply that  Solomon was a powerful...

Unity and Division

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

View the video introduction to today's Bible readings here. The congregation in the Greek city of Corinth was richly blessed, but it suffered from divisions. In today's lesson (read 1 Corinthians 11:1-22 here) Paul is dealing with a custom in Corinth that was dividing the...

All for the Glory of God

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

"All for the Glory of God." This is how the Apostle Paul concludes his discussion on Christian freedom in our New Testament lesson (read 1 Corinthians 10:14-33 here).The discussion began in chapter 8, talking about what to do if you are offered food that had been sacrificed to idols. "Aren't we...

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