Contributed on Aug 31, 2003
Paul often changed his style of preaching. (1 Cor. 9:22) But he NEVER changed his message. (Gal. 1:8) There is only one message. (1 Cor. 2:2)
The Message of the Cross Series: Studies from 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 1 Corinthians INTRODUCTION Illustration: Once there was a little girl who always wore a bright, shiny cross around her neck which she proudly displayed for all to see. One day she was approached by a man who said to her, ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2003
God’s wisdom, which for ages past had been a secret/mystery is now revealed to man.
God’s Secret Revealed 1 Corinthians 2:6–16 INTRODUCTION Illustration: The congregation’s new minister was asked to teach a boy’s Sunday School class in the absence of the regular teacher. He decided to find out how much they knew about the bible. After asking a few simple questions like, ...read more
Contributed on Sep 20, 2003
The three differnent ways of Measuring one’s faithfulness.
Measuring Faithfulness 1 Corinthians 4:1–6 INTRODUCTION Paul’s 1st letter to the church at Corinth was written to correct many problems that had surfaced in the church. The most pressing problem and the one that Paul addresses first is the sin of division. Paul attacks this problem head on ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2003
An admonition for the church to Act Like Who You Are, you are the Holy Temple of God!
Act Like Who You Are! 1 Cor. 3:1–23 INTRODUCTION One day there were two dairy cows grazing in a field next to a major highway. As they watched the traffic passing along they saw a shiny tanker truck filled with milk. On the side of the truck were the words, "Grade A, Pasteurized, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2003
In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul severely admonishes the church for it’s failure to discipline an erring brother. The lesson we need to take from the Corinthian problem is: Don’t Forsake Christ’s Plan of Discipline.
Purposed Discipline Series: Studies from 1 Corinthians 5:1–13 1 Corinthians INTRODUCTION UCLA sociologist, James Wilson, has observed an interesting fact about city life: The crime rate escalates on those streets where broken windows are not repaired. His study showed that the failure to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2003
We all possess something inherently valuable and therefore we need to act as if our lives depended upon it, because it does! A Revision of a previous sermon from the same passage.
Bought with a Price Series: Studies from 1 Corinthians 6:12–20 1 Corinthians INTRODUCTION What do you figure you’re worth? According to an estimate by scientists from the American Chemical Society, the total value of all the elements in an average adult body would be $25. But before you ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2003
Three eternal principles found in Paul’s admonition to the Christians at Corinth which are much needed in the church today. Looking past the specific concern we can see some eternal principles that Paul uses in dealing with the problem of eating food sac
Removing Stumbling Blocks 1 Corinthians 8:1–13 INTRODUCTION Paul wrote to the young evangelist Timothy, “All scripture is God–breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2003
Christians should be compelled to evangelize. Christians should compromise to evangelize. Christians should compete in evangelism.
Evangelism Depends on You 1 Corinthians 9:16–27 INTRODUCTION During the preparations for an evangelistic crusade in Latin America, a very poor, unshaven man came to one of the week-long biblical counseling courses. It was unusual to see a man of this condition attending an in-depth training ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2003
Paul in writing to the Christians at Corinth encourages them to learn lessons, not only from their own mistakes but also from the mistakes of their forefathers.
“Let That Be A Lesson To You” 1 Corinthians 10:1–13 INTRODUCTION Often while growing up (and even still today) when I would make a mistake my dad was always there to encourage me not to make the same mistake twice. His encouragement came in the form of his sage wisdom, “Let that be a lesson ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2003
As a Christian, Paul says, our two main priorities are considering others and glorifying God. In our text, Paul presents three ways we can accept our responsibility and give glory to God.
INTRODUCTION After a very difficult day at work, Fred told his wife, “I have a very responsible job. Every time something goes wrong . . . the boss thinks I’m responsible. Houston Chronicle, Oct. 17, 1996, p. 8D The boss called in his small band of misfit summer employee’s and said, “We’re ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2003
A study of the Lord’s Supper: 1. It’s Practice 2. It’s Purpose and 3. It’s Perpetuity.
Come to the Table 1 Corinthians 11:17 – 34 INTRODUCTION Priscilla Larson, of Lexington, MA, tells of the time her brother in law (a preacher) had been away from home one afternoon donating his blood at the Red Cross. The preacher’s son was concerned when his father didn’t come home at his ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2004
The church is much like a ball team. In order to achieve victory, all the players must be practiced and ready come game time. In 1 Corinthians, Paul describes the church as the body of Christ. To be victorious we all must play our part. To be victorio
1 Corinthians 12:12-31 INTRODUCTION One beautiful, sunny afternoon two baseball teams met to play a game. Although it was expected to be a good game, one team was assured of victory. The teams dressed in their respective uniforms, the White Sox in white and the Black Sox in black. Game time ...read more
Contributed on Jan 20, 2004
Paul teaches about spiritual gifts and shows us The Most Excellent Way.
INTRODUCTION In one Corinthians 12, Paul writes concerning spiritual gifts. The miraculous gifts present as a result of the laying on of the hands of the Apostles. There were many different kinds of spiritual gifts and Paul makes it clear that all of these gifts came from God. It is evident ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2004
What God’s word says concerning worship assemblies.
1 Corinthians 14:33-40 INTRODUCTION Worship was designed by God to be offered unto God. There are two types of worship, personal worship and corporate worship. Personal worship entails the way we glorify God in our everyday life (Rom. 12:1). "Take your everyday, ordinary life; your sleeping, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2004
Are you Giving God what is Left or what is Right? Let us explore the three R’s of giving; the Requirement, the Reason, and the Reward.
Let’s Be A "Liberal" Church 1 Corinthians 16:1—3 INTRODUCTION Burt Reynolds starred in an old movie entitled The End. In this film he decides to commit suicide by swimming out as far as he can until he is exhausted and then just go under. After going under he is looking at the surface from ...read more
Contributed on Feb 16, 2004
Popular TV show host, Dr. Phil McGraw, has a famous "one—liner" that I think best relates for us today what Paul was saying here in our passage. What Paul is saying to us is GET REAL!
Get Real! 1 Corinthians 16:13—14 INTRODUCTION Chapter sixteen of 1 Corinthians concludes Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. In his final words Paul gives the Corinthians some strong final words that really wrap up "in a nutshell" what he has been trying to teach them. 1Corinthians ...read more