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Sermons on 1 Corinthians

PM – Difficult Questions from 1 Corinthians: Did Paul Endorse Slavery?

We have taken a few Sunday nights to consider some questions modern readers might have when reading 1 Corinthians. Paul mentions Christians who were slaves in chapter 7, reminding us of controversial question people sometimes ask about Christianity: was Paul endorsing slavery? Let’s study 3 things people need to know when asking questions about slavery and Christianity…

AM – The Second Goal of Worship

We are down to our final few lessons of walking through 1 Corinthians.  In chapter 14, we find that the Corinthian church had allowed their love of miraculous spiritual gifts to affect their worship in a negative way.  What does Paul tell them they need to change, and what does it teach us about what our worship should (and shouldn’t) be?

PM – Difficult Questions from 1 Corinthians: Male, Female, and Church Leadership

Sometimes we have to reflect deeper on Scripture to make sure we understand what God is saying, and 1 Corinthians includes several of those topics that require a closer look.  And in cases where culture accuses Christianity of wrong, we must also make sure we understand how God’s word fits with what culture is misunderstanding.  Tonight we explore the sometimes-controversial issue of male spiritual leadership…what does God say about it?  And what does our culture sometimes misunderstand about this issue in Christian faith?

AM – A More Excellent Way

We are studying through 1 Corinthians on Sunday mornings, and in chapters 12-14 Paul discusses their attitude toward the miraculous spiritual gifts in the church during the apostles’ time.  The Corinthians were enthralled by these gifts, even considering some more desirable than others.  Paul tells them there is something far more crucial to the Christian life than gifts or talents, and it leads him to one of the best-known sections in all of Scripture and even all of literature, a passage that should still challenge us today…