Sermons on “1 Corinthians”

When Sin Looks Normal (1 Corinthians 5:1-13)

Key idea: A family centered on Messiah are to live counterculturally by holding family members accountable to the way of Jesus and by living in the way of Jesus ourselves. 1. Holding family members accountable to the way of Jesus (vv. 1-8) 2. Living in the way of Jesus ourselves (vv. 9-13)   Small group […]

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WWJD? (1 Corinthians 4:6-21)

Key idea: A people centered on Messiah embrace the way of Messiah and imitate models of Messiah 1. Embracing the way of Messiah (vv. 6-13) Embracing the way of Messiah means we don’t go beyond the way (vv. 6-7) Embracing the way of Messiah means we must count the cost of the way (vv. 8-13) […]

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Our Only Comfort In Life and Death (1 Corinthians 3:18-23)

Key idea: People centered on the Messiah must know the cause of spiritual myopia and the cure for spiritual myopia. 1. The cause of spiritual myopia (vv. 18-20) Self-deception believes that the problem is out there, not within (v. 18a) Self-deception thinks that they are something when they are nothing (v. 18b) Self-deception only looks […]

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Messiah, the Cornerstone (1 Corinthians 3:5-17)

Key idea: A people centered on Messiah remember what the church must not be charmed by and what the church must be founded on. 1. The church must not be charmed by status (vv. 5-9a) 2. The church must be founded on the Messiah (vv. 9b-17) 3 dangers that will destroy the church a. Bad […]

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The Mind of Messiah (Part 2) (1 Corinthians 2:14-3:4)

Key idea: Having the mind of Messiah means that the path of maturity must be patterned after the cross Having the mind of Messiah means that the path of maturity must be patterned after the cross (2:14-16) Three implications of a cruciform maturity Our maturity must be open to correction and examination (3:1-2) Our maturity […]

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HE>i (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

Key idea: A life that is centered on Messiah must be centered on the Messiah, not his followers, and must be centered on the power of God, not the persuasiveness of others. 1. We must be centered on the Messiah, not his followers (vv. 1-2) Stewarding influence means using influence in the service of others […]

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A Bunch of Nobodies (1 Corinthians 1:26-31)

Key idea: A people centered on Messiah must remember who they were, who they are, and must never forget the One who did it all. 1.  We must remember who we were (vv. 26-29) 2.  We must remember who we are (v. 30) 3.  We must never forget the One who did it all (v. […]

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