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Sermons on 1 Corinthians

To Tithe or Not to Tithe?

Where has the idea come from? Old Testament Pattern Gen 4 Gen 14 Gen 28 Duet 14 Proper tithing: giving ‘a tenth’ (… or is it?) New Testament… How does the law continue through Christ? Matthew 23:23 – It continues but extends Support gospel ministry (1 Cor 9) Opportunity for broad generosity (2 Cor 8-9) Some generous suggestions • Be regular •…

Did He Really Rise? – The Facts Only

What do you believe about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead? 2009 NCLS fact sheet on the resurrection (show graph) 31 % believe the resurrection was an actual historical event 34% neither agree nor disagree 35% disbelieve Does it matter? 1 Cor 15:13-19 – if Jesus has not been raised then Christianity is nothing The resurrection is the only plausible explanation…

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)…