Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


So, this morning while preparing for church I ran across 1 Corinthians 16:14.

You may have read it. But I bet you don’t know what it says. It’s never jumped off the page at me before. I never hear it quoted. I never see it on banners. I’ve never seen it held up on a sign. I’ve never seen someone sign a card or a book with it. No one has ever sent it to me in a text message. I’ve never memorized it nor do I know someone who has that I’m aware of. I’ve never seen it in a missions statement or heard someone tell me it was their favorite verse. I’ve never seen it on a bumper sticker or even heard it quoted in a sermon.

“So what” you say… “that’s true of a lot of verses in the bible.”


“Do everything in love.”

I’m not kidding. That’s the whole thing. That’s not part of the verse or even quoted out of context. It’s Paul’s commission to the Corinthians in the final paragraphs of his address.

If I was into pitching products to Christians to be sold alongside Testamints, I’d start a new clothing line. “ONE C 1614” is what I’d call it. (If you do it, you owe me royalties cuz I swear millions will buy it.) By the droves I tell you.

I should get a license plate that reads “1C 1614” I already memorized it. Now I’m gonna tat it on my shoulder. I’m gonna print it on my wall. I’m going to start a 1 Corinthians 16:14 revolution.

If you add to it verse 13. Here’s what you get.

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

That so SCREAMS of a teaching series and a life mission. The “ONE C 16:14 REVOLUTION” begins today!!


  1. i will so join the revolution!

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