Sermon Series

  • 1. Enriched

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2003
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    First in a series on 1 Corinthians focusing on the spiritual position of the believers in spite of their practice.

    Chico Alliance Church September 15, 2002 Pastor David Welch “Enriched” I Corinthians 1:1-9 Introduction to the Book BACKGROUND OF CORINTH--THE CITY Major trade center Entertainment center Two types of games--Olympian/Isthmian. Isthmian held in Corinth. Cosmopolitan ...read more

  • 2. The Priority Of Christ

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2003
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    Second in a series in 1 Cor focusing on the first of three cures for disunity in the church. Keeping our eyes on Jesus and Him crucified.

    Chico Alliance Church March 2, 2003 Pastor David Welch “The Priority of Christ and the Cross” I Corinthians 1:10-31 OUTLINE Address and Introduction (Greeting and Thanksgiving) 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof concerning divisions 1-4 B. Reproof concerning disorder ...read more

  • 3. Power And Wisdom Of The Holy Spirit Through Paul

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 3 in our exposition of 1 Corinthians commenting on the work of the Holy Spirit in Paul's ministry.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “The Power and Wisdom of the Spirit Working Through Paul” I Corinthians 2:1-5 Basic Outline Address and Introduction (Greeting and Thanksgiving) 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 II. Response to questions and issues 7-16 Conclusion ...read more

  • 4. Power And Wisdom Of The Spirit

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 4 in our exposition of 1 Corinthians discussing the enlightening ministry of the Holy Spirit.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “The Power and Wisdom of the Spirit” Address and Introduction (Greeting and Thanksgiving) 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 II. Response to questions and issues 7-16 Conclusion 16:5-24 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof ...read more

  • 5. Enlightening Ministry Of The Holy Spirit Pt 2

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 5 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians continuing our exploration of the Holy Spirit's ministry of enlightening believers.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “The Power and Wisdom of the Spirit” Address and Introduction (Greeting and Thanksgiving) 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 II. Response to questions and issues 7-16 Conclusion 16:5-24 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof ...read more

  • 6. Cultivating Our Spiritual Passions Crucifying Our Fleshly Passions

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 6 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians continuing a discussion of what it means to live by the power and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Cultivating our Spiritual Passions -- Crucifying our fleshly passions” I Corinthians 2:6-3:4 Every one of us has witnessed the war between two opposite views. Lies, brainwashing, fear, intimidation, bribery, power and control are a way of ...read more

  • 7. Partnering With Each Other Pt 1

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 7 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message affirms the necessity of encouraging one another in our desire to live lives pleasing to the Lord.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Serving in Partnership with Each other” I Corinthians 3:1-8a BASIC OUTLINE Address and Introduction (Greeting and Thanksgiving) 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof concerning divisions 1-4 1. Opening appeal for unity ...read more

  • 8. Partnering Together Part 2

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 8 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians continuing our discussion of the need to work together for God's kingdom.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Serving in Partnership with Each other” I Corinthians 3:5-8a Review Address and Introduction (Greeting and Thanksgiving) 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof concerning divisions 1-4 1. Opening appeal for unity ...read more

  • 9. Careful Construction

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 9 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians continuing a discussion of partnering with others in the building of God's kingdom.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Serving in Partnership with Each other” Careful Construction I Corinthians 3:8-16 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof concerning divisions 1-4 1. Opening appeal for unity 1:10-17 2. The Biblical foundation for Unity ...read more

  • 10. Partnering In The Growth Of The Kingdom Part 4

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 10 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians continuing the discussion of building the kingdom.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Serve as Partners for the Kingdom of God” I Corinthians 3:10-4:5 NOTE: Since we failed to complete the material from last week’s message I will not reproduce it all here but only include some new thoughts not in last week’s notes. If you want the ...read more

  • 11. Careful Construction Part 5

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Message 11 in our exposition of Paul's letter to the Corinthians continuing the discussion of building the kingdom.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Serve as Partners for the Kingdom of God” I Corinthians 3:18-4:21 Introduction The church is not about location but relationships. We love noth¬ing better than to erect buildings and develop sprawling ecclesiastical campuses. The church is not ...read more

  • 12. The Reward Factor

    Contributed on May 23, 2018
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    Message 12 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message dives a bit deeper into the subject of rewards commented on in his letter.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “The Reward Factor” REVIEW The church is not about location but relationships. "We love nothing better than to erect buildings and develop sprawling ecclesiastical campuses. The church is not about locationships: It's about vocation¬ships and ...read more

  • 13. Rewards Part Two

    Contributed on May 23, 2018
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    Message 13 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message finishes the exploration or rewards began in message 12.

    See notes provided in Message 12 -- Rewards Part One. ...read more

  • 14. Holy God Healthy Church

    Contributed on May 23, 2018
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    Message 14 of our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message explores Paul's rebuke of perversion in the the church.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Holy God Healthy Church” 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Review Opening Address and Introduction 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof for a divided church 1-4 Introduction Can you imagine these headlines appearing in the Bremerton ...read more

  • 15. Holy God Healthy Church Pt 2

    Contributed on May 23, 2018
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    Message 15 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This is the second of three messages dealing with perversion in the church

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Holy God Healthy Church” 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Part Two Review Opening Address and Introduction 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof for a divided church 1-4 B. Reproof for a defiled church 5 Review In this chapter Paul ...read more

  • 16. Holy God Healthy Church Part 3

    Contributed on May 23, 2018
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    Message 16 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This is the third of three messages dealing with perversion in the church.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Holy God Healthy Church” Part Three 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof for a divided church 1-4 B. Reproof for a defiled church 5 1. Paul concisely exposed the sin a) Sin in the ...read more

  • 17. Strange Temples

    Contributed on May 23, 2018
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    Message 17 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message focuses on defeat in the church due to internal lawsuits and external behavior.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “A Defeated Church” 1 Corinthians 6:1-20 Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof for a divided church 1-4 1. Opening appeal for unity 1:10-17 • He encouraged them to unity • He exposed their disunity • He confronted their ...read more

  • 18. New Creatures New Lifestyle

    Contributed on May 23, 2018
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    Message 18 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message reminds us of how our behavior as new creatures in Christ should reflect our new heritage.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “New Creatures” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof for a divided church 1-4 B. Reproof for a defiled church 5 C. Reproof for a defeated church 6 1. Defeated by lawsuits before unbelievers 1-8 ...read more

  • 19. Fully Equipped For Godly Living

    Contributed on May 23, 2018
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    Message 19 in our exposition of Paul's letter to the Corinthians. This message takes a side trip to 2 Peter 1 to explore God's provision for living godly in and ungodly world

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Fully Equipped for Life and Godliness” 2 Peter 1:3-11 Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof for a divided church 1-4 B. Reproof for a defiled church 5 C. Reproof for a defeated church 6 1. Defeated by lawsuits ...read more

  • 20. Married With Purpose

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 20 in our exposition of Exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message focuses on the purpose of marriage.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Married with Purpose” 1 Cor 7 Introduction It doesn’t take a great deal of research or study to realize that marriage in the world is in big trouble. Cohabitation has dramatically increased. People do not see a reason for getting ...read more

  • 21. Married With Purpose Pt 2

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 21 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message continues a discussion of the purpose of marriage began in message 20.

    Chico Alliance Church “Married with Purpose” 1 Cor 7:1-9 I ntroduction Marriage is under attack. The very foundation of our culture is in danger of deterioration. God has blessed America to the extent that America has embraced Biblical principles. These principles direct ...read more

  • 22. Marvelous Matrimony

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 22 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message explores Paul's answers to questions concerning marriage asked by the Corinthians.

    Chico Alliance Church “Marvelous Matrimony – focused celibacy” 1 Cor 7:10-40 Introduction In this chapter, Paul responded to some questions raised by the church in an earlier letter regarding marriage. This church was born amidst a deeply defiled and disintegrating culture. The ...read more

  • 23. Self-Limited Liberty

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 23 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. I discuss Paul's admonition to be willing to limit our freedom for a higher purpose. We discuss some probing questions related to decision making.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Self-limited Liberty” 1 Cor 8 Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof for a divided church 1-4 B. Reproof for a defiled church 5 C. Reproof for a defeated church 6 1. Defeated by lawsuits 2. Defeated by misuse ...read more

  • 24. Limiting Freedom For Higher Purpose

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 24 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message continue an exploration of Paul's admonition to be willing to limit our exercise of freedom in Christ for higher purposes.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Self-limited Liberty for the Gospel’s Sake 1 Cor 9:1-23 Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 II. Responses to specific inquiries A. Concerning marriage 7 B. Concerning the voluntary limitation of Christian liberty 8-11:1 ...read more

  • 25. A Disciplined Life

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 25 in our exposition of 1 Corinthians. This message continues thought stirred by Paul's challenge to limit our freedom for the sake of the gospel.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “A Disciplined Life” Review Essential perspectives for the New Year. 1. Life is not what it seems or feels Daniel thought that God had ignored his prayer. Zachariah and Elizabeth had resigned themselves to the fact that God said, “NO!” to their ...read more

  • 26. The Disciplined Well-Pleasing Life

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    This is message 26 in our exposition of 1 Corinthians. We continue the discussion of a life pleasing to the Lord.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “A Disciplined Life” Review Question to ask about my lifestyle. “Will it actually benefit me or others?” 6:12a “Will it control me or become additive?” 6:12b “Will it violate God’s design?” 6:13-20 “Will it distract me from full ...read more

  • 27. A Disciplined Life Pt 2

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 27 in our exposition of 1 Corinthians. This message continues the bad example of Israel in the wilderness and the exhortation to not follow it.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “A Disciplined Life” Part Two Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 II. Responses to specific inquiries A. Concerning marriage 7 B. Concerning the voluntary limitation of Christian liberty 8-11:1 1. To avoid ruining a weaker ...read more

  • 28. A Winsome Walk

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 28 in our exposition of 1 Corinthians. This message continues Paul's admonition to live pleasing to God.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “A Winsome Walk” Introduction When you truly care about someone, you want to find out what pleases them and what makes them sad. Paul prayed that the believers at Colossae be filled with the knowledge of what God really wants. Paul instructed the ...read more

  • 29. Copy Cats

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 29 in our exposition of 1 Corinthians. Here we discuss what it means to imitate Jesus.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Copy Cats” I Corinthians 11:1 Introduction All of the principles discussed in Paul’s letter to the believers at Corinth could be summarized really in one pointed admonition. Following this one admonition would have solved every problem raised so ...read more

  • 30. What's A Woman To Do?

    Contributed on May 24, 2018
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    Message 30 in our exposition of 1 Corinthians. This message deals with proper decorum in the worship assembly. We touch on the woman's role in the church.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “What’s A Woman to Do?” I Corinthians 11:2-16 Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 II. Responses to specific inquiries A. Concerning marriage 7 B. Concerning voluntary limitation of Christian liberty 8-11:1 Do whatever it takes to ...read more