Sermon Series: Life in the Church (1 Corinthians)

“Grievances in the Church” (1 Corinthians 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 peopl [...]

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

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“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 remov [...]

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“Dealing with Immorality in the Church” (1 Corinthians 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…

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“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 [...]

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“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 o [...]

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“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…

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“Spiritual Maturity” (1 Corinthians 3:1-9)

At the end of chapter 2, Paul defended his simple style of preaching, saying that he did speak a message of wisdom to those who were mature and spiritual, but that his message must [...]

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The Source of True Wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:6-16)

Paul began chapter 2 by explaining that He did not come with excellence of speech or worldly wisdom because he wanted the faith of his hearers to depend upon the power of God. As [...]

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