Sermon Series
  • 1. Simply A Sanctified Saint

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2021

    Series #1, An introductory message to 1 Corinthians.

    I. Introduction A. There are many issues of concern or interest to the church today. -Issues of curiosity or issues that can unite or divide a church. -Issues of theology or issues of faith and practice. -Issues such as: -Divorce and remarriage. -Role of women in ministry. -Spirit more

  • 2. Why Become A Saint?

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #2 in the series. The fact that God no longer sees a Christian as a sinner ought to turn us tuward what sainthood means.

    I. Introduction A. Review Paul’s introduction -Last week we looked at the first part of Paul’s introduction to the church at Corinth. -Even though the letter contains several areas of chastisement, or correction, Paul begins by encouraging the church at Corinth. -He reminds them more

  • 3. A Call To Unity

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #3. The importance of unity in the church is critical for Kinfdom growth.

    I. Introduction A. Review Paul’s introduction -So far, in Paul’s introductory part of His letter, he has made it a point to remind the believers in Corinth of two things: -1. They are saints in the eyes of God. -Seen as holy and expected to live according to that calling. -2. They more

  • 4. Christ Crucified

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #6. How one proclaims the gospel is not as important as that one proclaims the gospel.

    I. Introduction A. The weaknesses in the church at Corinth -There can be no doubt that the church in the city of Corinth had issues. -They were quite the dysfunctional church. -Paul spent the first chapter laying a foundation for all that he is going to say. 1. All we have and all we more

  • 5. "The Foolishness Of Men”

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #5. The inability to accept Calvary is the biggest mistake mankind can ever make.

    I. Introduction A. The foolishness of God -Last time we looked at man’s view of the message of the cross -To those who trust in mankind’s wisdom it is foolishness. -1 Corinthians 1:18 – “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being more

  • 6. The Foolishness Of God

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #4. The contrast between man's wisdom and God's wisdom is never more evident than at Calvary.

    I. Introduction A. Review Paul’s introduction -Last week we looked at the beginning of Paul’s correcting words to the church at Corinth. -He is laying a foundation for what is necessary to have a strong church. -Paul told the church that it is critical that they be unified. -That more

  • 7. Understanding God’s Wisdom

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #7. God reveals Himself by revelation, inspiration, and illumination.

    I. Introduction A. As you may recall, one of the main issues with the church in Corinth was an issue of unity -They were not sure who their allegiance was to. -Paul, Apollos, Cephas, or Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:12) -They were not even sure if they should follow the teachings of the more

  • 8. Watering And Working

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #9. The danger of placing a man on a pedestal is the focus of this passage.

    This morning we continue to look at Paul’s admonition to the church at Corinth. He tells them that they ought to have matured in their Christian faith during the five years the church in this city has been in existence. Instead they are carnal. By using this term Paul is telling the readers that more

  • 9. What Are You Working For?

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #10. How one views their work for the Kingdom is the topic of this sermon.

    Have you ever thought about your priorities, if they are what they should be? I have heard a good way of prioritizing what they should be is to remember the acronym J-O-Y (Jesus, Others, Yourself) Let me give you an example of a good and a bad set of priorities. Jimmy Johnson divorced his wife of more

  • 10. You Don’t Need The World’s Wisdom

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #11. The believer as the temple of God and how this affects our ttitudes is the focus of this message.

    If I were to preach a message about separation and the need to keep ourselves unspotted by the sin and decay all around us, there are certain verses I would use. 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 – “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? more

  • 11. One True Master

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #12. This passage will take a look at the qualifications of God's ministers.

    I remember when we first began attending church in Portland, OR. They could tell I was originally from the northeastern part of the US. Something about an accent and an attitude. I still don’t know what they meant. It is true that people who are from that area of the country are considered to have more

  • 12. Pride Vs. Humility

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series # 13. Paul addresses the roots of disunity with the church.

    When we lived in Oregon you became aware of a few things you don’t really think about growing up in Pennsylvania. One of those things is recycling. We threw out everything as a boy growing up in Wilkes-Barre, PA: Paper, plastic, glass. It didn’t matter or cross our minds about the ecological more

  • 13. It Doesn’t Take A Village

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2021

    Series #14. This message takes a look at how Paul parents the church at Corinth.

    A group of expectant fathers were in a waiting room, while their wives were in the process of delivering babies. A nurse came in and announced to one man that his wife had just given birth to twins. "That's quite a coincidence" he responded, "I play for the Minnesota more