Who We Are in Christ

I Corinthians 1:26-31

Andrew Esping – July 30, 2017

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Service Time

Please arrive at 10:00am before service begins at 10:30am.

Bring lunch and join us for a fellowship meal after the conclusion of the service.

Location

4372 Casa Brazilia Dr
Suite 302
St Louis, MO 63129

We are located in the Brazilia Plaza Building – at the corner of Kinswood Lane and Forder Road.

We welcome you to our website in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our goal at Reformation Christian Assembly is to glorify and worship our true, living and holy Triune Lord.

  • We desire to present Christ-centered preaching and teaching based upon the Scriptures which is the infallible Word of God.
  • The purpose of the church is to glorify God by submitting to His Word; therefore we seek to build up the saints through the doctrinal preaching of the whole counsel of God.
  • We believe that God’s sovereign grace alone saves us as sinners therefore our righteousness is found in Christ alone.
  • We believe that Scripture shows us that we should worship as families so we encourage family members to sit together as families for the worship of our Lord.

Worship Schedule

Aug 6 – Sermon: Andrew Wong
Aug 13 – Sermon: Kert Martin
Aug 20 – Sermon: Andrew Esping
Aug 27 – Sermon: Andrew Esping
Note: This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. (Updated 7/31/17)

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Who We are in Christ

7/30/17

Andrew Esping

Text: I Corinthians 1:26-31

#5 in I Corinthians Series

Last week we began this section of 1st Corinthians by characterizing those who reject Christianity and see the cross as foolishness. This week we will focus on the outward characteristics of true followers of Christ, specifically how the world views Christians. Needless to say God chooses His people not based upon any earthly standard. In fact, God’s people often tend to be those who are considered low in society. Hopefully our amazement factor will be off the chart as we consider that our God requires no earthly status or condition for salvation. Outside of His Sovereign will, there is nothing man can do to attain salvation, it is a free gift from God given to those He desires to be merciful to. All for His glory not ours. God is the one who boasts of infinite mercy and love. Christians also boast, but not in themselves. Instead they boast in the God who saved them because of who He is, not because of who the they are. I Corinthians 1:26-31

Preaching Christ Crucified

7/23/17

Kert Martin

Text: I Corinthians 1:18-25

#4 in I Corinthians Series

 

1st Corinthians 1:18-25 continues to deal with the problem of division.
There is a contrast between the foolishness of men, which they think is wisdom and the wisdom of God, which they think is foolishness.
Paul is going to demonstrate a great reversal in these verses; verses 18-21 mans wisdom is truly foolish, and in verses 2225 God’s foolishness is truly wisdom.
Despite being a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Greeks, Paul simply and truthfully preached Christ crucified, because Christ is the power and wisdom of God. Man cannot climb the ladder of salvation with signs and wisdom but only through Christ and Him crucified.
We must look at our own circumstances and understand this message of Christ crucified being the power and wisdom of God is for us, in a culture as pagan as Corinth.
The Cross of Jesus Christ is the sum and focus of the Gospel according to Paul. “We preach Christ crucified. God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
How vital is that! How crucial for the messenger to stay on point. I Corinthians 1:18-25

Unified by Grace

7/16/17

Andrew Wong

Text: I Corinthians 1:10-17

#3 in I Corinthians Series

Paul continues his letter to the church in Corinthian with a plea for unity amidst a congregation full of sectarian schisms and political power plays. Of the many issues within the Corinthian church, it’s significant that their divisiveness was the first to be addressed.
When we focus on the good things of God’s grace – including good men and teachers – we can lose sight of the greatest of God’s graces, the person, and work of Jesus Christ. Through the humiliation of the cross, Christ’s sacrificial love purchased peace for sinners with God and with one another.
In this weeks sermon, we’ll look at the context of the letter and the Corinthian culture to build principles on the primacy of peace that will help us apply Paul’s exhortation to our own church body. 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Built Up in Christ

7/9/17

Andrew Esping

Text: I Corinthians 1:4-9

#2 in I Corinthians Series

If you were to skip Paul’s introduction to 1st Corinthians and move on to the meat of the book, you would rightfully suspect that his introduction would be full of harsh words and disappointment. However, after the greeting in verses 1-3, Paul seeks to encourage the church at Corinth by reminding them where their true strength lies, which is of course in Christ.
This week’s sermon is focused on how Paul seeks to encourage his audience. We will specifically note how Paul seeks to build the Corinthians up in Christ before he seeks to break down their flesh. I Corinthians 1:4-9

Corinthians: Called to Be Saints

7/2/17

Kert Martin

Text: I Corinthians 1:1-3

#1 in I Corinthians Series

In classical times Corinth had been a rival of Athens. In 146 B.C. it was reduced to rubble by Roman invasion. About a century later it was re-established by Julius Caesar as a Roman colony.
When Paul arrives about a century later (AD 49) Corinth was a bustling port city, a dazzling Roman city of cosmopolitan character. It was a melting pot for Greeks, Syrians, Jews, and resettled Roman veterans. It appeared to be an exceptionally religious city, a place of many gods, many lords, many temples, shrines for the Roman Imperial family and many cults.
Though many of the Corinthians hearing Paul’s message of the gospel had believed and were baptized (Acts 18), many remained enmeshed in the “temple culture.” Paul now in Ephesus writes this letter to this troubled church about eight years after he founded it.
In this sermon, we will focus on relationships. Like in most of his thirteen letters Paul begins by reminding the Corinthians who he is in relation to God and who they are in relation to God. He wants to bring them back to their roots. He doesn’t lead them to repentance with threats but by making them aware of their relationship to God, stop acting like mere men, “you are among those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints,”  I Corinthians 1:1-3

The Redeemed are the Esteemed of God

6/25/17

Andrew Wong

Text: I Peter 1:17-19

#5 in I Peter Series

Because of Christ’s blood, the redeemed of God are also the esteemed of God.
When Christ’s precious blood was shed for us, we were given value and worth. No longer are we to view or treat ourselves cheaply and no longer are we to live our lives aimlessly.When Christ’s precious blood was shed for us, we were given a new bloodline. We were adopted into a new relationship with God as our Father. As His children we should desire to become like Him in holiness, and live for Him in obedience and reverence.
In short, since Christ’s precious blood was shed for us and He has been raised to glory, our faith and hope are in God.  In this final message in 1 Peter, the desire remains that your peace and grace would be multiplied to you as you cast you hope and faith upon the bloody riches of God’s grace as contained in the good news of the Gospel.1 Peter 1:17-19