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A Worshiper of Excellence

1 Corinthians 4:6-13 By Samantha Chambo For who makes you different than anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not? (1 Cor. … Continue reading

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Loving Judgment

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 By Samantha Chambo I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It … Continue reading

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The Abundance of Belonging 1Cor 3:5-23

by Samantha Chambo “… all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future- all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.” … Continue reading

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I want to be a Church Mother 1 Corinthians 3:1-4

By Samantha Chambo You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?[1] (1 Corinthians 3:3) Jealousy and quarreling is generally recognized as female flaws. However, … Continue reading

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Glasses On! 1 Corinthians 2: 6-16

By Samantha Chambo   We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us (2:12)[1] This section reminds me of the times I went … Continue reading

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A Little bit of Weakness, Fear and Trembling 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

by Samantha Chambo I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. (1 Cor. 2:3) I know we already read these verses in the previous devotion, but verse 3 grabbed my attention and I just had to revisit … Continue reading

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Wise Wisdom: What do you know? I Corinthians 1:18-2:5

By Samantha Chambo For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (1 Cor. 2:2) What do you know? Are we well versed in Philosophy, technology, sciences or psychology? According to Paul … Continue reading

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Superior Power 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

by Samantha Chambo   I have felt powerless and helpless for most of my life. This must be a result of witnessing my alcoholic father physically abuse my mother during of my formative years. The result is that I am … Continue reading

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Bizarre Thanksgiving 1 Corinthians 4:1-9

by Samantha Chambo Maintaining a spirit of gratitude is difficult. There is just so much that I think is needed and so much that I feel I need to do, but I do not always succeed in the time that … Continue reading

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Jesus at the Centre 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

by Samantha Chambo I often get confused about the focal point of my Christian life, like a cat chasing its own tail. There is so much that vies for priority and dominance. At times my religious activities can become a decoy … Continue reading

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