Jan 20, 2019
Delight in God’s Design
Today we come to one of the most contentious passages in the New Testament and attempt to work through it.  Must women wear head coverings?  
  • Jan 20, 2019Delight in God’s Design
    Jan 20, 2019
    Delight in God’s Design
    Today we come to one of the most contentious passages in the New Testament and attempt to work through it.  Must women wear head coverings?  
  • Jan 13, 2019Billboards
    Jan 13, 2019
    As we resume the book of 1 Corinthians we are challenged to live our lives as billboards, always pointing beyond ourselves to the greatness and goodness of God.
  • Nov 25, 2018Driven
    Nov 25, 2018
    1 Corinthians 11:1 exhorts us to imitate Paul.  His life is a model of the Christian life.  In 1 Corinthians 9 we find that Paul is a driven man.  We consider what this means for our lives as Christians.  
  • Nov 19, 2018Danger
    Nov 19, 2018
    What does the Old Testament have to do with Christians?  In 1 Corinthians 10 we find one connection given which points us to a source of courage and strength to live for the Lord.
  • Nov 11, 2018Caution Required
    Nov 11, 2018
    Caution Required
    Individuals and congregations are not all tempted in the same way but are inclined toward one or another sin based on personal history and personality.  As we come to 1 Corinthians 8 we find an important caution for truth loving churches.  
  • Nov 4, 2018Assigned
    Nov 4, 2018
    Theology is the very practical work of understanding God's revelation of himself and it quickly impacts how we live.  In 1 Corinthians 7 we find a big theological idea tied to two very practical instructions regarding how we live our lives.  
  • Oct 28, 2018Undivided
    Oct 28, 2018
    Having considered marriage we now turn to singleness in 1 Corinthians 7.  Before we can look at singleness, however, we have to consider two rival visions of reality.  
  • Oct 21, 2018Christian Marriages
    Oct 21, 2018
    Christian Marriages
    To many people today, divorce is a quaint thing to be concerned about given the great battles over marriage.  However, as we look at 1 Corinthians 7 we find that God has very specific instructions for his people regarding divorce.  
  • Oct 14, 2018The Married Life
    Oct 14, 2018
    The Married Life
  • Oct 7, 2018Matter Matters
    Oct 7, 2018
    Matter Matters
    Within Christianity we emphasize a spiritual relationship with the Lord.  When we are not careful, this leads to a thoughtlessness concerning our bodies which leaves us open to prevailing cultural attitudes regarding physical bodies.  The Corinthians made a similar error of downplaying the importance of the body to the Lord.  In 1 Corinthians 6 we find four correctives to this attitude.  
  • Sep 30, 2018Good News
    Sep 30, 2018
    Good News
    In 1 Corinthians 6 we find truths that are very uncomfortable in today's culture but which also contain the incredible truth that God saves and transforms individuals.  
  • Sep 23, 2018Conflict
    Sep 23, 2018
    When any two individuals who are sinners are put into a relationship and time is added, conflict is inevitable.  Though this is the case, it is not inevitable that we dishonor Christ in our conflict.  In 1 Corinthians 6 we see three themes which help direct how we deal with conflict between Christians.  
  • Sep 16, 2018A Clear Light
    Sep 16, 2018
    A Clear Light
    In our last look at 1 Corinthians 5 we ask the question: Can a church committed to holiness and church discipline also be effective at evangelism?  Some would say that it is better to be committed to grace and love with the idea that a church committed to discipline must be an inward looking, fortress style church.  1 Corinthians 5 points to a better way.
  • Sep 9, 2018Discipline Well Done
    Sep 9, 2018
    Discipline Well Done
    1 Corinthians 5 gives a snapshot of church discipline and presents it as a necessary action motivated by love for the Lord and his people.  Today we consider how to do church discipline properly by zooming out and looking at Matthew 18.  
  • Sep 2, 2018Purging Evil
    Sep 2, 2018
    Purging Evil
    1 Corinthians 5 speaks of church discipline - a topic deeply offensive to many people.  Throughout the chapter Paul uses loaded language recalling the Old Testament.  When we grasp this we come to understand that we are not offended enough by this passage!  How can a passage which looks back to community executions in the Old Testament be a part of God's good plan for Christians today?