Where does your mind go when you hear “one a day”? My thoughts go to vitamins.
In fact, “one a day” is a registered trademark of Bayer Healthcare LLC under which they market a family of fifteen or so different multivitamin products. Bayer first introduced the “one a day” line in 1940.
The idea is simple and compelling. Take one vitamin every day and it will improve your overall physical health and wellbeing.
In a similar way, I’m asking everyone to join me in reading one chapter of Scripture a day together. I’m convinced that if we do, it will improve both our personal spiritual health and the overall spiritual vitality and unity of our church family.
So why not start today? Today’s chapter is 1 Corinthians 1. Tomorrow is 1 Corinthians 2, etc. The reading schedule is available each week at Ingleside as part of the message outline and online on the “Media” tab of our website.
As you start today, here’s a thought or two to help you understand and apply what you read in 1 Corinthians 1.
Written from Ephesus in the mid-50s A.D. by the Apostle Paul to the church at Corinth, a port city in the southern part of Greece, this letter is filled with theological instruction and practical exhortation. Did you note the prominence of the notion of “calling” in chapter 1? If we are believers, God chose us and called us. Remember, it is “because of him that you are in Christ Jesus” (v. 30). Therefore, no personal boasting allowed; if we boast, we “boast in the Lord” (v. 31). The practical exhortation is for the church to abandon “divisions” (especially those rooted in a preference for one leader or another) and to be “united” in the gospel, which is “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (v. 24). Give thanks for God’s sovereign grace today, and renew your commitment to unity in our church!
Join me and many other Inglesiders in making “one chapter a day” a part of your spiritual regimen – God will use it for your good and his glory!
Wisdom to Live By
As the New Year unfolds, we all need “wisdom to live by.” And that is the title of the new message series that I kicked off a couple of Sundays ago based on the book of James.
This Sunday, January 24, will be the third message in the series. So, read through James chapter 3, bring your Bible, and invite a friend to join you for worship at Ingleside this Sunday.
“If any of you lacks wisdom,” James 1:5 says, “let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (ESV).
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Parenting Conference – January 31
Now is the time to register for our Parenting Conference on Sunday afternoon, January 31. The first session begins at 3:30 p.m. and the last session ends at 7:30 p.m.
Dinner is included and there is programming for your kids. More information and registration is on our website here.
Regardless of your age or life stage, every parent needs encouragement and training. You’ll get both in our parenting conference. I hope to see you there!
I’m very grateful for your partnership in the gospel, and I am confident that the best is yet to come!