Key Texts: Second Corinthians 8:7 But since you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you –see that you also excel in this grace of giving. In today’s world if you mention the word “excel” people probably think of a computer spreadsheet or… Continue reading Excel

Week 21 Saturday

Strength Through Weakness Today’s scripture selection: Second Corinthians 11-13 Key verse: Second Corinthians 12:9        When the apostle Paul spoke about his desire to be free of some affliction that burdened him, he revealed a message he had received from God.  Here’s how the King James translation puts it:      “And he said unto… Continue reading Week 21 Saturday

Week 20 Saturday

A Different Kind of War Today’s scripture selection: Second Corinthians 9-10 Key verse: Second Corinthians 10:3 It’s a sad reality of our world that war is relentless. At any given time; any given season; in a hundred hot spots all over the globe – war wages on.  And even the hopeful pacifist among us reluctantly… Continue reading Week 20 Saturday

Week 19 Saturday

Excel in Everything Today’s scripture selection: Second Corinthians 6-8 Key verse: Second Corinthians 8:7 A lot of us like to excel at something – at least one thing. Maybe it’s part of our nature; maybe it’s a reflection of our competitive culture; maybe we just like to feel good about ourselves – plain old “self-esteem.”… Continue reading Week 19 Saturday

Week 18 Saturday

Mere Vessels Today’s scripture selection: Second Corinthians 4-5 Key verse: Second Corinthians 4:7        Do you ever feel a little beaten up around the edges; a little chipped and cracked?  Then you may know why the apostle Paul chose to talk about how we, like him, carry our spiritual gifts in “clay jars.”     … Continue reading Week 18 Saturday

Week 17 Saturday

Comforted So We Can Comfort Today’s scripture selection: Second Corinthians 1-3 Key verse: Second Corinthians 1:3-4      Most people like to be “comfortable.”  In fact, I think Americans are famous for loving their recliners, T.V. Trays, and home delivery pizza – all the “comforts” of home.      But the scripture reminds us of something very… Continue reading Week 17 Saturday