Sermon Archives

February 23, 2014

“The Time for Judgment” (1 Corinthians 3:18 – 4:5)

Paul rebukes the immaturity of the Corinthians in Chapter 3. Now he continues with the themes of wisdom and judgment and becomes more direct in asking them to act…

March 2, 2014

“What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Corinthians 4:6-13)

Since the 5th verse of chapter 3, Paul has been talking about himself and Apollos – what their roles in ministry were, how they were different, how they were alike, how neither of them were worthy of glory because it is God that produces the results in ministry, and how no one is really qualified to judge His ministers except for God. Now Paul assures the Corinthians that he has been going through all this because there is something he wants them to “get”…

March 9, 2014

“Children in the Faith” (1 Corinthians 4:14-21)

Paul’s opening concern has been the divisions in the church over their allegiance to various teachers. Paul challenged their immaturity and arrogance and in 4:8-13 used sarcasm to shake them out of their smugness. Now he assures them that his words to them are not an attempt to beat them down in shame, but to build them up, because he has a special relationship to them, and a great responsibility for them.

March 23, 2014

“Dealing with Immorality in the Church” (1 Cor. 5:1-8)

Until this point, Paul has been dealing with the problem of divisions in the church. Now he moves on to a second problem, which also threatens to infect the entire body…

March 30, 2014

“Judging the Right People” (1 Corinthians 5:9-13)

In the church, are we supposed to judge anyone? If so, who are we supposed to judge? Beginning in chapter 5, Paul addresses a particular situation about the importance of removing impurity from Church. Apparently Paul had already written to them about this topic, and they had misunderstood. He now seeks to clear it up their misunderstanding…

April 6, 2014

“Grievances in the Church” (1 Cor. 6:1-11)

Paul is responding in this first section of the letter to reports he has heard about the church.  At the end of chapter 5, these church members were urged to judge the right people, meaning those inside the church, rather than those outside.  Now, he urges them to choose the right judges when they have […]

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