Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013
1 Corinthians 14—15
On this sacred day of community, ministry, and Holy Communion, ponder these chapters of Paul. Be open to the full activity of the Holy Spirit in your life. Acknowledge the manifold gifts that demonstrate the presence and power of the Spirit as expressed in chapter 14. Experience the movement of Paul’s thought about the resurrection in chapter 15, preparing yourself for the gift of Easter Sunday and its impact upon the way that you live now.
Pause with Paul at those verses where you find his words touching you. Allow yourself to move into those new spiritual places of understanding and love that the Spirit will bring about in you through these powerful words. Dwell on the utter reasonableness of 15:14: “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.
My gifts building up the church 14:12
Doing all things in order 14:40
I am, by the grace of God. 15:10
Christ is raised: first fruits of death 15:20
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