Posts by John Longmire

Posts by John Longmire

Daily Devotions Special Announcement

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thank you for partnering with me in these Daily Devotions. Typically, I take a break from writing in June, July, and August. This year, the Lord is calling me to redirect some of my time and energy to other matters, so I will be ending the Daily Devotions now in May. I hope to pick up again in September. Over the summer, I would suggest you read the book, “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” by Pete Scazzero. Pastor…

Do Everything for the Glory of God

Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, without raising questions for the sake of conscience, since the earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it. If any of the unbelievers invites you over and you want to go, eat everything that is set before you, without raising questions for the sake of conscience. But if someone says to you, “This is food from a sacrifice,” do not eat it, out of consideration for the one who…

Everything is Permissible, but Not Everything is Beneficial

“Everything is permissible,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up. No one is to seek his own good, but the good of the other person. (1 Corinthians 10:23-24) The phrase “Everything is permissible” was probably circulated among the new Christian believers who had lived under the yoke of oppressive religious rules and regulations but had now found freedom in Jesus Christ. Paul celebrates their newfound freedom but tags on two qualifiers: “Not everything is…

Sharing in the Lord’s Table

I am speaking as to sensible people. Judge for yourselves what I am saying. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, since all of us share the one bread. Consider the people of Israel. Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in…