Romans 12:1 says “to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (ESV) The place for a sacrifice is upon an altar. Thus the “inner altar” is where we are asked to place ourselves before God.
It is through reading and studying God’s Word that we learn and apply the lessons He wants for us in our lives. For over a decade I’ve been teaching the Bible in chronological order each week at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The audio recordings on this site are from those classes. A small recorder was placed on the podium so the quality is a product of that device.
Please note that I claim no originality with these lessons. They are a product of synthesizing numerous books and online resources (especially PreceptAustin.org). Any mistakes in the course of a lecture are mine. Some are the product of straying from my notes and speaking from memory while others are simply erroneous statements.
- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (Resurrection – part one)
- 1 Corinthians 14 (Tongues and Prophecy)
- 1 Corinthians 13
- 1 Corinthians 12:12-13:3
- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 (Spiritual Gifts – part five) focus on Cessationism versus Continuationism
About Steve Laube
Steve is a literary agent, President and founder of The Steve Laube Agency. He is also President of The Christian Writers Institute and publishes the annual Christian Writers Market Guide and Book Proposal Tips and Tricks. In addition, he is the owner and President of Enclave Publishing one of the premier publishers of Christian fantasy and science fiction.