Contributed on Jan 3, 2003
This sermon introduces the book of 1 Corinthians and emphasizes salvation by grace alone.
1 Corinthians Paul & the Corinthians: Saved By Grace 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 January 5, 2002 INTRO: A. [Getting into Heaven] Little Billy, caught in mischief, was asked by his mother, "How do you expect to get into heaven?" He thought for a moment and then said, "Well, I’ll just run in and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 10, 2003
This sermons illustrates the forms that division takes in the church as well as the absolute necessity to end it! Then the sermon outlines attitudes that can defeat division.
Lunacy? 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 January 12, 2003 INTRO: A. [Lunatics Never Unite, Citation: Haddon Robinson, "The Wisdom of Small Creatures," Preaching Today, Tape No. 93.] A man went to an asylum for the criminally insane. He was a bit surprised to find that there were three guards to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2003
This sermon contrasts the misunderstandings many have of the cross with the true meaning and power of the cross.
1 Corinthians The Power of the Cross 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 January 19, 2003 Intro: A. The Bible refers to the power of Jesus when it says that He is seated at God’s right hand. 1. [The Left Hand of God.] The story is told of a little girl and her mom discussing the morning Sunday school ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2003
This sermon explains why it is so important for Chirstians to take EVERY THOUGHT captive and make it obedient to Christ.
1 Corinthians The Mind of Christ 1 Corinthians 1:26 - 2:16 January 26, 2003 Intro: A. [Getting an Outside Line, Citation: Don Heavener, Englewood, FL. Christian Reader, "Lite Fare."] A young woman came to the welfare office to apply for social help. The social worker told her that ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2003
This sermon outlines Paul’s 5 views of the church in 1 Corinthians 3 and empasizes what the church should be and what our roles should be in it.
1 Corinthians We Are the Church I Corinthians 3 February 2, 2003 Intro: A. The Church has become so frantic in its busyness that it reminds me of the well-known definition of a fanatic: “A person who redoubles his efforts after he has lost sight of his goals.” B. In 1 Corinthians 3, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 13, 2003
The purpose of this sermon is to show us what we must do in order for God’s grace to abound in us.
1 Corinthians Somerset is a Grace Place! 1 Corinthians 5 February 16, 2003 Intro: A [Rock and a Soft Place, Citation: Anna Zogg, Salt Lake City, Utah. Christian Reader, "Lite Fare."] Soon after my brother moved, he made a point of meeting his new neighbors. He found that a Christian ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2003
This sermon asks the question: Don’t you know that we have a totally different worldview?
1 Corinthians Mind-Blowing Questions 1 Corinthians 6 March 2, 2003 Intro: A. [Transformed by an Elevator, Citation: Owen Bourgaize, Castel, Guernsey, United Kingdom] A family from a remote area was making their first visit to a big city. They checked in to a grand hotel and stood in ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2003
The purpose of this sermon is to teach God’s Word about these areas and inspire obedience to it.
1 Corinthians God’s Word About Sex, Divorce, & Singleness 1 Corinthians 7 March 9, 2003 Intro: A. [Citation: Ben Merold, Pastor of Harvester Christian Church, in St. Charles, MO.} Ben Merold, Pastor of Harvester Christian Church in St. Louis, Mo., tells of two Christians, a man and a ...read more
Contributed on Mar 17, 2003
This sermon is to remind us that love is even more important than being right.
1 Corinthians Knowledge vs. Love 1 Corinthians 8 March 16, 2003 INTRO: A. Now in chapter 8 of 1 Corinthians, Paul turns to the second of the questions that the Corinthians had posed to him. 1. You’ll recall that I have told you that 1 & 2 Corinthians are two letters that Paul wrote the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2003
The purpose of this sermon is to demonstrate that Paul intended 1 Corinthians 9 as a personal example of the point that he made in chapter 8. That point being that Christians are to give up their rights for the cause of others and to demonstrate love.
1 Corinthians An Example of Love 1 Corinthians 9:1-18 March 23, 2003 Intro: A. [If Sermon Offends Thee] A preacher came to the breakfast table with a cut on his cheek. His wife asked him what had happened. He replied that he was concentrating on his sermon while shaving and cut his ...read more
Contributed on Apr 3, 2003
This sermon stresses the importance of Christians changing to become more like the lost in order to save the lost.
1 Corinthians Courageous Fishing 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 April 6, 2003 INTRO: A. [Courageous Fishers of Men, Citation: Eugene A Maddox, Interlachen, Florida; source: The Perfect Storm] The movie, The Perfect Storm, well described the dangers of the fishing industry through the eyes of the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 24, 2003
This sermon demonstrates the suffiencey of Christ and His Word alone to save us.
1 Corinthians How to Water-Down Your Faith and Experience the Wrath of God 1 Corinthians 10 April 27, 2003 Intro: A. [Withholding Life-Saving Truth, source: USA Today (8-28-01)] In August of 2001, a Kansas City pharmacist was charged with diluting cancer treatment drugs, Gemzar and ...read more
Contributed on May 2, 2003
The purpose of this sermon is to cut through traditions and get to the spirtual purposes for the ordinance and give practical ways to accompish these purposes.
1 Corinthians What Should I Be Doing During the Lord’s Supper? 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 May 4, 2003 Intro: A. [Communion Misunderstood, Citation: Terry Fullam, "Worship: What We’re Doing, and Why," Preaching Today, Tape No. 102.] I’m thinking of a small-town church in upstate New York. ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2003
The aim of this sermon is to give some Biblical direction as to the spiritual relationship between men and women and to encourage us to respect and honor the women in our lives on Mother’s Day and everyday.
1 Corinthians Mother’s Day N.O.W. or What? 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 May 11, 2003 Intro: A. [illustration] Three men were talking over coffee. Two of them are talking about the amount of control they have over their wives, while the third remains quiet. After a while one of the first ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2003
This sermon stresses the importance of finding our spiritual gifts and putting them to use.
1 Corinthians Different, but the Same 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 May 18, 2003 Intro: A. [Fair Exchanges] The husband’s idea of a gift exchange: His gift is a new set of golf clubs. Her gift is a new pair of dishwashing gloves. The wife’s idea of a gift exchange: His gift is a new snow ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2003
The purpose of the sermon is to inspire people to use their spiritual gifts in service to one another.
1 Corinthians Nobody is a Nobody in the Body of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 May 25, 2003 Intro: A. [illustration] Imagine the Master Carpenter’s tools holding a conference: Brother Hammer presides, but several suggest he leave the meeting because he is too noisy. Brother Hammer ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2003
The expected outcome of this sermon is first get people to see that love is a demonstration not a feeling and then actually demonstrate it.
1 Corinthians The Most Excellent Way 1 Corinthians 13 June 1, 2003 Intro: A. [Love from a Kid’s Point of View, Citation: "What Is Love—From a Kid’s Point of View," LightSinger, (accessed 3-14-02)] What is love, from a kid’s point of view? "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t ...read more
Contributed on Jul 11, 2003
The purpose of this sermon is to get us to reexamine our priorities to see if the gospel is really of first importance in our lives.
1 Corinthians First Importance 1 Corinthians 15:1-19 July 13, 2003 Intro: A. Priorities… 1. [Woman Misses Husband’s Funeral to Attend Ballgame, Citation: Robert Russell, May All Who Come Behind Us Find Us Faithful] Robert Russell tells this story: There is a huge rivalry in college ...read more
Contributed on Jul 17, 2003
The purpose of this sermon is to give a simple overview of the resurrection and then give some practical steps to prepare ourselves for it.
1 Corinthians What Will the Resurrection be Like? And How Can I be Sure That I Will Be Ready? 1 Corinthians 15:20-34 July 20, 2003 Intro: A. [illustration] John G. Paton, a nineteenth-century missionary to the South Seas met opposition to leaving his home in Scotland and going to preach to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2003
The purpose of this sermon is to describe our resurrected bodies and dispell fears about life after death as well as inspire celebration of our resurrection!
1 Corinthians What Will We Look Like When We Are Resurrected? 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 July 27, 2003 Intro: A. Colson’s Change In July of 1984 Charles Colson was speaking at a Baptist gathering. He told of his change from being an Episcopalian to becoming a Baptist. He had considered a ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2003
The object of this sermon is to ask folks to evaluate their lives to see if they are living the victorious resurrection life!
1 Corinthians Resurrection Living 1 Corinthians 16 August 3, 2003 Intro: A. [Condensed Viewpoint] Sally says to Charlie Brown, “We have to write a short piece for school that expresses our personal principles for life. So far I’ve written, ‘Who cares?’ and ‘Forget it.’” Charlie Brown ...read more