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  • There Must Be Factions?

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 6 ratings

    Many doctrinal disputes within the Body of Christ are simply due to different uses of words.

    For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you. (1 Cor. 11:18-19, ASV) Controversies over Bible interpretation often cause ...read more

  • Fools And Factions Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on May 31, 2003
    based on 99 ratings

    Lets work together as servants, building on the one foundation, Jesus Christ, so as to build up the church in unity according to God’s wisdom, not human wisdom.

    The Corinthians self-image was of a spiritually mature congregation, endowed with all the spiritual gifts they needed, well taught and self-sufficient. In fact they were quite similar to many churches today, particularly those of an evangelical persuasion, let me say. They thought their learning ...read more

  • There Must Be Factions Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Worship at the Lord’s Table may either be focused on Christ, or on the individual participating. Paul cautions against trivializing the Lord’s Table to suit oneself.

    1 CORINTHIANS 11:17-20 THERE MUST BE FACTIONS “In the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe ...read more

  • Identity Of The Factions Part I Series

    Contributed by David King on Oct 30, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    Every war we have on this planet, every terrorist attack all started on the first perfect planet earth, where Satan walked upon the stones of fire.

    TEXT REVELATION 12:1-5 INTRO: There are at least eight different forms of players that are in this chapter. Each one has a different function and each one a very real component in the future events of the world. This is not just a picture or a hieroglyphics or a an apocalyptic vision; ...read more

  • Schism With The Scribes And Factions With The Family

    Contributed by Michael Bird on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 101 ratings

    This sermon describes the opposition Jesus faced from both his own family and from the Scribes. It attempts to highlight how Christians today can face similar accounts of rejection by both the world and from family.

  • A Letter To Fallen Christians – Factions At Corinth

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    A message to the church at Corinth (2 of 2).

    A LETTER TO FALLEN CHRISTIANS – FACTIONS AT CORINTH (Part 2) 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 INTRO: After his greeting and proof of his authority in the first 9 verses, Paul now turns his attention to ...read more

  • Who Is Not Wise And Understanding Among You? Series

    Contributed by John Wright on Feb 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    James teaches about wisdom, but first he teaches about what wisdom is not and he gives a list of negative things that Christians must avoid.

    INTRODUCTION #15 1. Open your bibles to James 3:13-16. 2. In this section of scripture James begins a discussion on the subject of wisdom by asking a question. 3. Let’s read the first part of James 3:13a, “Who is wise and understanding among you?” 4. In the second ...read more

  • Celebrating The Lord’s Supper

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Nov 8, 2016

    Paul informed the Corinthian Christians of their shortcomings in the observance of the Lord’s Supper. The proper observance of the Lord’s Supper requires a suitable setting. A suitable setting for celebrating the Lord’s Supper assumes...

    CELEBRATING/Observing The LORD’s SUPPER-I—1Corinthians 11:17-22 Boundaries/Limitations/Parameters/Fences Attention: No opener There are settings suitable for enjoying the game of golf.(See end of sermon) Likewise, there are settings that are suitable for celebrating the ...read more

  • Mind The Gap Series

    Contributed by Andrew Drury on Mar 26, 2015

    Seeing the Church through grace and peace

    This sermon (1 Corinthians 1: 10 - 17) was preached at West Ewell Evangelical Church, Surrey, on Sunday 15 March 2015. Introduction I am reminded of the illustration by Emo Phillips: I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump. So I ran over and ...read more

  • Keeping A Clear Head During Mixed-Up Times Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 24, 2012

    Leading and following during uncertain eras of church life require us to keep a clear head. So does handling life. Paul rehearses some principles that can help us do that.

    Keeping A Clear Head During Mixed-Up Times 2 Corinthians 10 1. I had a stressful weak; my sister is approaching death, and she and my brother-in-law had to talk about some painful decisions. 2. It is hard to keep a clear head when you are unsure, upset, and heart-broken. 3. But it is our ...read more

  • Leftist Factions Co-Opt Rather Than Abolish Holidays

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Dec 20, 2011

    Leftist Factions Co-opt Rather Than Abolish Holidays

    For about the past two decades, those to the left side of the sociopolitical spectrum have made such a fuss over their hostility towards traditional American holidays and celebrations that the arising disputations have themselves become an anticipated aspect of the close of each year. It was ...read more

  • "The Dynamic Dueo"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Jan 9, 2015

    There are many faction in Corinth so Paul claims we need to call upon the greatest crime fighter of all time the dynamic dueo. That dueo is YOU and ____________.

    Paul's Solution for Disunity Is the greatest Crime fighter of all time the Dynamic Dueo 1 Cor 1:10-18 • Our country is described as the Home of the Rich and Poor, Conservative and Liberal, • Democrat and Republican, Gay and Straight, • Our Churches described as Traditional ...read more

  • One World Order; The "Return Of The Khalifate” An Opinion. Part 3.

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Mar 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Catholicism & Mohammedanism.(Islam.) In our look at a one world order, I wanted to take the time and do a little comparison between two religious factions.

    One World Order; The "Return of the Khalifate” An Opinion. Part 3. Catholicism & Mohammedanism.(Islam.) In our look at a one world order, I wanted to take the time and do a little comparison between two religious factions. These two are completely different from one another. Remember this study ...read more

  • Jesus’ Authority Challenged Again Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Oct 20, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus is again challenged by yet another faction of the religious leadership of His day, this time the Sadducees come calling and they have a ’fool proof’ question that will stump this man they deem as a hinderance to the Kingdom of God...Oh how wrong the

    Luke 20:27-47 Another challenge to Jesus’ teaching October 20, 2010 Set the stage: Jesus has entered Jerusalem and has been proclaimed Messiah by the people and the religious leaders were furious with Him about His refusal to silence their proclamation about Him. They demanded Him to have ...read more

  • A Divided Church; An Oxymoron

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Feb 14, 2015
    based on 5 ratings

    In his first letter to the Corinthian church, Paul addresses the factions and divisions that have arose. He tells them and us that a united church has No Divisions, No Dividers, No Distractions and One Directive.

    A Divided Church; An Oxymoron 1 Corinthians 1: 10-17 (NLT) Intro: Who knows what an oxymoron is? .Webster’s defines it this way: . “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words” . Phrases that contradict each other. . Here are some of my favorites. . Boneless Ribs, ...read more