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  • I Only Work On Sundays! Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 13, 2009
    based on 154 ratings

    I have learned that everyone knows what the pastor should be doing except me. That is exactly what Paul was saying to this church in Corinth--and things haven’t changed much after all of these years. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    I Only Work Sundays 1 Corinthians 4:1-21 I speak tonite about my favorite person in the world...myself! Go ahead, admit it, you are your own favorite person. You take care of yourself better than anyone else, and spend more time in your more

  • Authentic Spiritual Leadership

    Contributed by Sean Lester on Mar 24, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    Paul demonstrates authentic leadership that unifies the church and leads the church to fulfilling its purpose of bringing people into the kingdom of God.

    Authentic Spiritual Leadership Rev. Sean Lester March 22, 2009 pm Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-21 Introduction: a. The Corinthian church had been in a crisis. Divisions had arisen over who the pre-eminent leaders were. Some said Paul, others said Apollos. But, Paul reveals to us in this more

  • How Can I Be More Faithful To God?

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Oct 6, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    How can I be more faithful to God? Most of us have asked that question. And God shows us some key steps to take here in 1 Corin 4.

    How Can I Be More Faithful to God? 1 Corinthians 4:14-21 (read vs. 1-21) Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - Oct. 1, 2008 *How can I be more faithful to God? Most of us have asked that question. If we took a survey here tonight, most people would say, “I want to be more more

  • This Is Church Not Theatre

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The Corinthians had made the mistake of approaching worship like a smorgasbord. They were taking what they thought was the best and walking by what they really needed on their plates.

    This is Church not Theatre 1 Corinthians 4:1-21 Today’s scripture passage is meant as a loving correction from a father to his children. St. Paul is writing to his spiritual children in Corinth a church that he planted and now he goes about watering it. Just like the parable of (The more

  • Looking Out For These Dads

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jul 13, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Many parents have kidded themselves into thinking they were teaching their children right when they told them what to do, but never did it themselves. The child picked up all the vibes that were coming through, and did just like the parents did.

    Opening illustration: THE IDEA FOR CREATING A DAY for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, after her mother more

  • Imitate Me

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 25, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    Paul says, "Imitate me" for he imitates Christ. This is not easy but necessary. As followers of Christ, we are to emulate Christ and let others see Christ in us.

    1 Cor 4:14-17 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children. 15 Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me. 17 For this reason more

  • "Servants Of Jesus Not Self" 1 Cor. 4 Pt 4 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jun 11, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Scripture makes it clear that we as followers of Jesus need to be servants and not self-centered – we are to serve each other in the Body and root out any self-seeking behavior so as to please God. We are all called to be servant-leaders!

    “Servant of Jesus not self” Opening Illustration: Today’s clip comes from the movie “Bella” it addresses the subject of selfishness – In the clip one brother challenges the other brother about how selfish he is – his leadership in running his restaurant is all self-centered – he is selfish and more

  • The Apostolic Ministry Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    In 1 Corinthians 4, Paul brings to a conclusion the arguments he has been making since chapter one, as he seeks to bring unity to the divided church at Corinth.

    Introduction: A. There’s an old fable that goes like this… 1. A servant had two large water pots that he carried on either end of a pole slung across his shoulders. 2. One of the pots had a crack in it, so every day as he carried water to his master’s house, he arrived with one full pot and one more

  • A Group Of Contrasts Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Jul 31, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

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    A Group of Contrasts 1 Corinthians 4:8-21 Introduction A. A spectacle to the whole universe (v. 9). Paul is using a word picture very familiar in the Roman empire. 1. Prisoners were paraded through the streets by the conquering general. 2. The apostles were like those more

  • The Right View Of Judgement Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Feb 14, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    What is the Right View of Judgement

    The Right View of Judgment 1 Corinthians 4:1-7 Introduction A. The word translated “servants” (v. 1) was used commonly to refer to those who pulled the oars on the lower deck of a galley. B. Christians are servants. We should not be seeking status or recognition. I. more

  • The Truth About Serving Christ Series

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    What does it mean to serve Christ? Paul talks about servant-leadership in this passage and calls for humility among those who think they are wise and brilliant enough to lead the church.

    THE TRUTH ABOUT SERV ING CHRIST Whenever a title like this is used several thoughts go through our minds: “You mean there is something false about the way we serve?” “There’s a ‘truth’ I didn’t know about?” “Is this something new?” To set your minds at ease I must confess that this is nothing more

  • Servants Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Don Jones on Nov 9, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Paul tells the believers about servanthood.

    SERVANTS OF THE GOSPEL 1 Corinthians 4:1-7 I. Think About Faithfulness—(vv. 1-2). A. Those entrusted. This phrase is from the Greek word for “stewards.” As Christians we are stewards and we are to be faithful to our trust. B. The secret things of God. This is from the Greek word translated more

  • No Bragging Series

    Contributed by Don Jones on Nov 8, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Paul instructs the Corinthians on how poor he is and how poor they really are.

    NO BRAGGING 1 Corinthians 4:8-21 I. The Contrast Between the Rich and Poor in the Gospel (vv. 8, 9). A. “Already you have become rich! You have become kings—and that without us!” (v. 8). 1. They were self-satisfied and thought they were mature. 2. They felt they did not need help. 3. They more

  • The Angel Ministry Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 59 ratings

    Whether we realize it or not, we believers are teaching angels of things they are not privileged to experience themselves. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    The Angel Ministry I Cor. 4:9 The Bible teaches that we, as members of the body of Christ, minister to angels. Did you know that? Some are in the bus ministry…they minister to bus kids and their families. Some are in the s.s. ministry…and they teach and minister to their class. Some are more

  • 6. Real Life Christianity Vs "Hallmark” Christianity Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Mar 10, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    All Christians should understand that Real Life Christianity does not always have “happy endings”, but it is still a lifestyle worth living.

    INTRO: Enjoyed watching “The Polar Express” DVD last December. Our kids are at the age where there is bit of doubt about the reality of Santa Claus. But after watching the movie – they were true believers once again! It just HAD to be real! But we know a time will come when they will grow more