The Cruciform Life: Cruciform Love

The Cruciform Life: Cruciform Love

Chapter by chapter in this letter to the Corinthians, Paul has been trying to demonstrate how in nearly every situation they are choosing to live by the self-centered practices of the world rather than the self-giving way of Jesus. Now, in the famous 13th chapter, he employs his coupe de grace through his extended meditation on love which we will explore together this week. 

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The Cruciform Life: Cruciform Wisdom

The Cruciform Life: Cruciform Wisdom

In the second chapter of his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul continues to jab at the Corinthians misguided notions of wisdom and power. When it comes to money, power, beauty, leadership, status, security, or a myriad of other issues, are you still living by what the world considers smart, admirable and worthwhile? Paul is calling you back to the foolishness of the upside down wisdom of the cross. Become a fool so you can again be wise.

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The Cruciform Life

The Cruciform Life

If the message of the cross is true, it means the secret to the universe is something we rarely if ever want to believe: that power is meted out through weakness.  If the message of the cross is true, it means we who believe it are called to live a cruciform, a cross-shaped, life. This Lent, let’s pray that the Lord renews our vision of the cross and how we can live according to it.

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