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.  
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  • 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
    Conflict
    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?  
  • Aug 26, 2018Words or Power
    Aug 26, 2018
    Words or Power
    A letter from the IRS can raise our blood pressure but can God's word?  Is Jesus a reality or a fiction in your lived experience?  Today we are challenged to remember that the Kingdom of God is a reality and not a matter merely of talk.  
  • Aug 19, 2018Jesus’ Words on Hell
    Aug 19, 2018
    Jesus’ Words on Hell
    In this sermon we consider what Jesus had to say about Hell.  His warnings are serious and urgent and are meant for our good.  
  • Aug 12, 2018Mark Canady
    Aug 12, 2018
    Mark Canady
    Mark Canady, District Representative for Village Missions, brings us a message from God's word.
  • Aug 5, 2018Humility
    Aug 5, 2018
    Humility
    When it comes to pride, the culture of our society and the culture of God's kingdom come into sharp conflict.  With the help of 1 Corinthians 4 we consider how to pursue humility and fight pride.  
  • Jul 29, 2018Seeking Significance
    Jul 29, 2018
    Seeking Significance
    We all want to know that our lives have meaning and significance.  In a small statement in 1 Corinthians 4, Paul points to the well-lived, significant life.  
  • Jul 23, 2018Earning Rewards
    Jul 23, 2018
    Earning Rewards
    Jesus tells us to lay up treasures in heaven.  1 Corinthians 3 shows us how. 
  • Jul 15, 2018Measuring Maturity
    Jul 15, 2018
    Measuring Maturity
    Measuring with the wrong unites makes a mess of life and the same is true of our spiritual lives.  In 1 Corinthians 3 we find people proud of how far they have come who are informed that they are infants in Christ!  We are challenged to measure spiritual maturity correctly.  
  • Jul 8, 2018The Walk
    Jul 8, 2018
    The Walk
    Our guest preacher, James Knoop, leads us in considering Ephesians 4:1-6 where we are exhorted to walk worthy of our calling.  
  • Jun 24, 2018On Being Respectable
    Jun 24, 2018
    On Being Respectable
    One of our great temptations is to compromise what should not be compromised in order to gain the approval and applause of the world.  We are tempted to be respectable in the eyes of the world as Christians.  In 1 Corinthians 2 we find Paul addressing this temptation and pointing us to a better way.