Sermons on 1 Corinthians
Proverbs 8 personifies wisdom. It speaks of wisdom being the person who created the world. John 1 picks up on this idea, describing Jesus as the Word made flesh. Paul calls Jesus “the wisdom of God.” God’s greatest revelation of wisdom is in the Gospel. It seems foolish to us at first. But his death and resurrection to reconcile the world to himself reveal the height, depth, width, and length of his wisdom and love. Sermon Text: Proverbs 8:12, 27-31…
The Apostle Paul pursued excellence. As best he could, he preached the truth in a way that everyone in his audience could understand. He knew that Jesus was the only one who could achieve perfection. Yet, Paul worked tirelessly to reach people with Jesus. We give God our first and our best, pursuing excellence in all we do to be positive representatives of His Kingdom. Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 9:19-27
The delayed gratification of eternity is sometimes too much to bear. We long for freedom from pain and sadness, and we look forward to being reunited with loved ones and to worship Jesus forever. God’s promises of peace and forgiveness get us through life, and Heaven is the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promises for us through Jesus – he will make everything new. Scriptures: Matthew 19:27-30 Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:57
Satan wants us to believe the lie that God doesn’t know what He’s doing. We believe Satan and try to make ourselves into gods, because if we’re god, we can do whatever we want. We see other people get away with things we know are wrong, so we decide it’s okay to do those things too. When we make the decision to indulge in temptation, we hurt our relationship with others and with God. In love, God tells us “No” for our eternal good. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Singleness is a gift Some of the most famous heroes of the Bible were single. John the Baptist, Paul, and Martha were all unmarried, and God used them for great things. Churches tend to emphasize married couples and children, but singles play a vital role in their extended families and their church families. Contrary to popular belief, singleness is a gift. Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Because we know that we are victorious in Christ, we are free to give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord. Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:35-57
The gifts and abilities we have can be put to use for all kinds of different goals, but the ultimate goal is to use what God has given us to bless, encourage, support and build up others. Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 14
The Holy Spirit deals out spiritual gifts just as they are needed for the well-being of Christ’s church. That means that every person is essential.
God’s Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12
We talk about the issues related to intimacy and purity that single and re-singled individuals deal with and share God’s counsel to them.
We look specifically at what God says about intimacy and purity and God’s design within the marriage relationship.