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Word: 1 Corinthians


The Apostle Paul wrote nearly half of the books in the New Testament. (His descendants must be getting some serious royalty checks). Most of his books deal with explaining how this whole living-like-Jesus thing works. In 1 Corinthians, he boils it all down to four words. Do everything in love.

Am eye two dum to falow Gezus?

There are times when I hear someone really intelligent preach or speak about the Bible and I get a little intimidated. They'll use big words, unpack profound ideas about salvation and be excited about spending an hour talking the doctrine of the trinity. I realize some people love that kind of stuff, but I'm not one of those people. Sometimes when I hear stuff like that, I start to think I may be too dumb to follow Jesus. That's a ridiculous thought, but I have this disease where sometimes I believe things that are not true.

God's Kingdom for Dummies

Then I read a passage where Jesus sums up the whole law saying "Love God and love your neighbor as yourself." Or in 1 Corinthians, Paul talks about how he'd rather be able to say a few intelligent words of instruction than be able to speak a thousand different languages. Later he drops those intelligent words when he says "Do everything in love." I may not understand the doctrine of the trinity, but I can understand that. Plus, when there's something I don't understand, I've got all you theonerds out there who can help break things down to me.

I guess there's room for dummies like me in God's Kingdom.