Sermon Series
  • 1. An Epistle From An Apostle

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2010
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    Exposition of the first nine verses of 1 Cor, regarding the nature of the church and those make it up.

    Text: 1 Cor. 1:1-9, Title: An Epistle from An Apostle, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/13/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, was angered by an army officer who accused him of favoritism. Stanton complained to Lincoln, who suggested that Stanton write the officer more

  • 2. Perfectly Joined Together

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2010
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    Exposition of 1 Cor 1:10-17 regarding Paul's desire for the church to be without division and perfectly joined together

    Text: 1 Cor 1:10, Title: Perfectly Joined Together, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/4/10, AM A. Opening illustration: An African proverb says, "When elephants fight, grass gets trampled." The church at Corinth had been nurtured by two of the world’s greatest evangelists: Paul and Apollos. Their more

  • 3. The Message Of The Cross

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2010
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    Exposition of 1 Cor 1:18-25 regarding the foolishness of the gospel in the eyes of the world

    Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Title: The Message of the Cross, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/11/10, AM A. Opening illustration: B. Background to passage: Paul begins to deal with the greatest solution to the problem of division in this text – the gospel of Christ. Recount context: division in the church more

  • 4. Choosing Nobodies

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2010

    Exposition of 1 Cor 1:26-31 regarding the foolishness of the choice of the Corinthians to carry out the gospel in the eyes of the world, and how God promises to use them to bring to nothing all the things that the world values

    Text: 1 Cor 1:26-31, Title: Choosing Nobodies, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/18/10, AM A. Opening illustration: How many of you were the last to be picked dividing up teams in school. Could you imagine someone who deliberately chose all the worst players on the team? What if this team captain had the more

  • 5. Foolish Message, Fools Called, Fools Sent

    Contributed on Jul 26, 2010

    Exposition of 1 Cor 2:1-5

    Text: 1 Cor 2:1-5, Title: Foolish Message, Fools Called, Fools Sent, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/25/10, AM A. Opening illustration: The modern university education teaching/respect model, “The power that is in the Gospel does not lie in the eloquence of the preacher, otherwise men would be the converters more

  • 6. Ditch The Life Jacket

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
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    Exposition of 1 Cor 2:6-16 regarding the true wisdom spoken to the mature

    Text: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16, Title: Ditch the Life Jacket, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/1/2010, AM A. Opening illustration: Family Circus on Tues of the little boy walking into the ocean with dad in front of him walking backwards into the ocean; telling him not to go out “so far,” us unwilling more

  • 7. Where The Rubber Meets The Road

    Contributed on Aug 9, 2010

    Exposition of 1 Cor 3:1-9 regarding carnality and immaturity that was causing division in the church

    Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Title: Where the Rubber Meets the Road, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/8/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Tell some story about being stuck with a needle, maybe that one about the needle going all the way through my hand…and say what they always say, “OK now, just a more

  • 8. Shelling Out The Big Bucks

    Contributed on Aug 18, 2010

    Exposition regarding 1 Cor 3:10-17 about rewards and losses and destruction to those harming the church

    Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-17, Title: Shell Out the Big Bucks, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/15/10, AM A. Opening illustration: either building a house in Maine, or cheating in the US B. Background to passage: Again, undermining their divisiveness, he says that not only is this foolishness to the world, not more

  • 9. Just Wait Till Your Daddy Gets Home

    Contributed on Aug 30, 2010

    Exposition of 1 Cor 4:6-21 regarding his coming to accountability of the church to do what he told them in the first 3 chapters

    Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6-21, Title: Just Wait Till Your Daddy Gets Home, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/29/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Talk about working for Craig Belitz, and everyone trying to look busy when he came B. Background to passage: Again, Paul is bringing his argument regarding division, more

  • 10. Pleasing The Man

    Contributed on Aug 30, 2010
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    Exposition of 1 Cor 4:1-5 regarding the stewards and servants: Paul and Apollos

    Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Title: Pleasing the Man, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/22/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Semper Fidelis, video from B. Background to passage: Explain why we are skipping 3:18-23. Paul now adds one last little note that relates to how the Corinthians view him (and more

  • 11. Cry Me A River

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2010
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    First of a three part series on the church discipline chapter of 1 Cor 5

    Text: 1 Cor 5:1-5, Title: Cry Me A River, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/5/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Erika’s reaction to my engagement proposal – unexpected—laughter? B. Background to passage: However surprising it may seem in our more cerebral age, Paul appears more ready to tolerate “a mixed church” more

  • 12. Who's Coming For Dinner?

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2010
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    Exposition of 1 Cor 5:9-13, regarding the third part in the series on restorative accountability, or church discipline

    Text:1 Cor 5:9-13, Title: Who’s Coming for Dinner?, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/19/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Guess Who is Coming for Dinner, “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer,” B. Background to passage: Remember, Paul has called the church out on its failure to more

  • 13. Dung In The Brownies

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2010

    Exposition of 1 Cor 5:6-8, second in three part series on church discipline, regarding the purity of the Bride of Christ

    Text: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8, Title: Dung in the Brownies, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/12/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Joshua Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, story of wedding, p. 13-14 B. Background to passage: this is in the middle of Paul’s teaching about some shortcomings in the church that more

  • 14. Nobody Wins

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2010

    Exposition of 1 Cor 6:1-8 regarding the brethren who are suing one another, and the kingdom perspective needed to remedy the situation

    Text: 1 Cor 6:1-8, Title: Stupid Losers, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/26/10, AM A. Opening illustration: fictitious marital spat: he just made the comment that she should be more careful when she uses the lawnmower, and she reacts and says that he is never careful with anything except what is important to more

  • 15. The Greatest Baptist Deception

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2010
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    Exposition of 1 Cor 6:9-11 regarding the deception that untransformed "believers" could be believers. And Paul's stunning statement that there were former homosexuals and male prostitutes among them. And the great summary of salvation: washed, sanctifie

    Text: 1 Cor 6:9-11, Title: Baptist’s Greatest Deception, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/3/10, AM A. Opening illustration: During the mighty movements of the Holy Spirit in the Moody-Sankey meetings in Dublin, the worldly father of C.T. Studd was gloriously saved. He invited some of his worldly more

  • 16. Std

    Contributed on Oct 19, 2010
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    Exposition of 1 Cor 6:15-20 regarding sexual immorality

    Text: 1 Cor 6:15-20, Title: STD Sudden Traumatic Decision, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/17/10, AM A. Opening illustration: 90% of children (ages 11-17) have accidentally been exposed to pornography on the web. ¨41% of all children with Internet access surf for porn sites. ¨Kids (ages 12-17) are the single more

  • 17. Single And Devoted

    Contributed on Nov 1, 2010
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    Exposition of 1 Cor 7:7-9, 25-40 regarding singleness and Paul's five advantages it had over marriage

    Text: 1 Corinthians 7:7-9, 25-40, Title: Single and Devoted, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/31/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Second Class Brethren: read Kostenberger’s opening, G, M, and Family, p. 173-174 B. Background to passage: Paul is now into the section of the letter that deals with the more

  • 18. Stay Married

    Contributed on Nov 8, 2010

    Exposition of 1 Cor 7:10-24 regarding marriage, divorce, and remarriage

    Text: 1 Corinthians 7:10-24, Title: Stay Married, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/7/10, AM A. Opening illustration: the pastor says to the husband, "The Bible says you’re to love your wife as Jesus Christ loved the church." He says, "Oh, I can’t do that." The pastor says, "If you can’t begin at that level, more

  • 19. When Shall The Gifts Cease

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2012
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    A topical exposition of 1Cor. 13:8-13 on miraculous gifts.

    Text: 1 Cor 13:8-13, Title: When Shall Gifts Pass Away, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/15/12, AM Opening illustration: Talk about Shelia, her background, my beard, and the watch night service we went to Background to passage: Also read 1 Cor 12:7-11, 27-31. Mention subsequence and baptism/filling more

  • 20. Service Gifts

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2012
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    A study of the service gifts with which God equips His Church.

    Text: Rom 12:7-8, Title: Hands and Feet, Date/Place: NRBC, 12.4.11, AM Opening illustration: heard of the church that gave new members 9 weeks to find a “ministry” or they told them that they would probably fit better at another church where they could do nothing…Or the more

  • 21. A Simple Reminder

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2012
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    A talk on the Gospel, which is the basis of salvation and Christianity

    Text: 1 Cor 15:1-4, Title: A Simple Reminder, Date/Place: NRBC, 2.26.12, AM A. Opening illustration: Have I Forgotten video, recount my own conversion B. Background to passage: Addressing this broken, immature, divided, prideful, loveless, immoral, undisciplined, gluttonous, racist, snobbish, more

  • 22. The Troubled Triumphant Chruch

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2012
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    A final overview sermon of 1 Corinthians, after a sermon series studying 1 Corinthians.

    Text: 1 Corinthians, Title: The Troubled, Triumphant Church, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/17/12, AM A. Opening illustration: B. Background to passage: C. Main thought: A. 1:10-13 1. Division among the body of Christ. “Is Christ Divided?” 2. We divide over ages, preferences of music, more