Sermon Archives

July 20, 2014

Just Like You Were, But Better

Just Like You Were, But Better

Paul continues to address the Corinthians’ understanding of sex with instructions for the unmarried, and he does so by revealing a key truth—God’s call includes our circumstances. God’s call gives purpose and meaning to every life situation, rather than requiring us to change our circumstances. There are advantages to singleness we can consider, but both […]

July 13, 2014

Marriage and Sex

Marriage and Sex

The church in Corinth was not only facing strife within the church but within their marriages as well. In chapter 7, the Apostle Paul gives instruction for both the permanence of marriage as well as sexual intimacy within marriage. Paul also addresses what to do in the case of a believer being married to an […]

July 6, 2014

The Danger of Sex

The Danger of Sex

The Christian morality of sex runs against the grain of Western culture. In fact, the Christian sex ethic has always been counter-cultural simply because no other viewpoint holds as high a view of sex as the Christian viewpoint does. It is this high view of sex that makes it dangerous, which is why we are […]

June 29, 2014

Shame On You

Shame On You

Paul uses both the event of a court case within the Corinthian church to continue to show the church the error of their tolerant arrogance.

June 22, 2014

The Disciplined Church

The Disciplined Church

One of the greatest responsibilities given to every member of a church is the responsibility to look after the welfare of everyone else in the church. We are a family of brothers and sisters, and love requires us to do what we can to help others grow in their love for Jesus. This is not […]

June 15, 2014

The Role of Christian Leaders

The Role of Christian Leaders

In chapters 3-4, the Apostle Paul calls the Corinthian believers away from treating Christian Leaders as patrons to follow. Christian Leaders are God’s servants and managers of God’s mysteries. We also learn that God alone reserves the right to judge Christian Leaders as well as the standard by which he measures them.

June 8, 2014

What Lurks Beneath

What Lurks Beneath

In chapters 3-4, we discover what lurks beneath the division and rivalry in the Corinthian church – pride. The Apostle Paul calls these believers to act like people who have the wisdom and maturity that comes from God’s Spirit by laying down their pride.

June 1, 2014

Spiritual Wisdom

Spiritual Wisdom

Many Americans today consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious. Although religious affiliation is being abandoned by so many, spirituality remains an important part of their lives. It is critical that we understand what true spirituality is, because the wisdom of God can only be known, accepted, and applied by those who are spiritual.

May 25, 2014

The Wisdom and Power of God

The Wisdom and Power of God

The wisdom and power of God are hidden from those who look for it in the wisdom of the world. Indeed, God’s wisdom and power are evident only by looking through the cross of Christ. There is nothing more wise, more praiseworthy, more powerful than the message of the cross of Christ. And if we look […]

May 18, 2014

The Mess We’re In and How to Get Out

The Mess We're In and How to Get Out

The city of Corinth had much in common with the prosperous cities of our day. The opportunity to prosper materially brought with it the allure of various sins, and the church seemed to be languishing from these cultural temptations. But in spite of the mess that the church often becomes, the message of the cross […]

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