Sermons from September 2018

1 Corinthians 4:6-21

This week we continue our 1st Corinthians study in chapter four and finish the chapter together. Paul has been dealing with the immaturity and pride that have caused division in the church there in Corinth.  They, like so many, have developed an over-inflated view of themselves that is totally inconsistent with the Spirit of God. They…

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

We live in a culture, not unlike the Corinthian culture, where the opinions of others mean a great deal to us—maybe too much in fact!  Between Facebook “likes” and followers on Twitter, people go crazy looking for approval.  Is there a deep insecurity in each of us? Even our ambitions for more — to have…

1 Corinthians 3:10-23

As we approach the end of 1 Corinthians chapter 3, Paul brings a stern warning to church leadership: be careful about mixing in worldly wisdom with the Word of God to build or grow the church. The mixing in and value placed on wisdom from the worldly experts is really affecting the life and health…

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Continuing our study in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian church, we turn our attention to 1 Corinthians 3. You know, some chapters in the Bible are more complicated or more technically challenging than others. But some others are just plain and simple!  Well, 1 Corinthians 3 is one of the latter: right there, easy to…

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

This Sunday we return to 1 Corinthians, covering chapter 2; yes, you read that right, the whole chapter!  Remembering back to chapter one, Paul has the mission to try and unite the people in the Corinthian church. Have you ever uttered the words or thought the thought, “What were they thinking”? Sure you have! I bet…