Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Receiving The Spirit’s Gifts

06 – Spirit of truth – Receiving the Spirit’s gifts Problems we face … out of the biblical context of what the gift is actually for. Results in – filled with pride – filled with a self focus – a wrong perspective of genuine Christianity The purpose of gifts 1 Cor 12:7 … for the common good. 1 Cor 14:26… to build…

Did He Really Rise? – Unconvincing Alternative Explanations – Easter Sunday 2018

Did He Really Rise? Unconvincing Alternative Explanations – Easter Sunday 2018 Would you willingly die for something you know to be a lie? 5 accepted Facts 5 almost universally accepted facts about the supposed resurrection of Jesus 1) Jesus died by crucifixion 2) Jesus disciples believed that he rose and appeared to them 3) The church persecutor Paul was suddenly changed 4)…

Godliness Is Heterosexuality

The Misconception: “Godliness is Heterosexuality” Why this is important for us to think about: – Even though it may not be our issue, we might unwittingly create a painful environment for our brothers and sisters in Christ. What the belief gets right: – Sexual purity is important What the belief gets wrong: – The way we treat different sins – The way…

Ephesians 3:1-13 – God’s Mercy – Having A Gospel Heart

Ephesians 3:1-13 – God’s Mercy – Having a Gospel Heart What would you be happy to go to prison for? Paul’s ‘squirrel moment’ Eph 3:1 … ‘squirrel moment’ God’s incredible Grace Verses 3-5 …‘mystery that was given to him’ …not a secret (v 6) Making God’s grace known Ephesians 2:7 … make this gospel known verse 10 – the church … to…

The Gospel And Work

The Gospel And Work Where we’ve been in the last couple of weeks Work was made to be good Like everything, work in this world is corrupted. Work: more than just making a living The story of the world: We all know that there are things wrong in the world We all want to be part of making it better The danger:…

Hebrews 12:1-11 – Discipled for Holiness

Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses… The context (11:39-40) The great crowd around us Run the race that is set before you Throw off everything that might slow you down Fix your eyes on Jesus… Most of all, be sure to run! Loving discipline We’re each struggling with sin. Discipline is God’s parental guidance Discipline leads to a ‘harvest of righteousness’…

CS Lewis

His early life His life goal it is the experience of an unsatisfied desire which is itself more desirable than any other satisfaction. once you have tasted it you would never exchange it for all the pleasures of this world. His conversion process the Trinity term of 1929 I gave in and admitted that God was God. probably as once of the…

Questioning Jesus… Are You Sure?

Who do you think Jesus is / was? “How would you describe the Christian Christmas story?” A certain level of embellishment? Facts recorded by eye witnesses? Why you can be certain. Luke carefully investigated everything – Was not following popular opinion about Jesus. – Not details Mary would make up “Who do you think Jesus was or who do you think he…