24 Flee From Idolatry to Christ

December 31, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Corinthians 10:14-22

I Corinthians Series

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In this text, Paul warns us to flee from idolatry and encourages us to run to Christ through the grace of the Lord's Supper. If Christ's body and blood have been poured out for us, then no longer are we to fellowship with "devils," but our communion is with the Lord through the sacrifice of Christ. The hope is that we will grow in grace as we look deeper into the sacrifice of Christ. The hope is that we will grow in grace as we look deeper into the external symbolism of the Lord's Supper to the spiritual significance of our personal, relational, union with Christ, and the impact of His sacrifice upon our lives. I Corinthians 10:14-22

The Virgin Birth

December 24, 2017

Kert Martin

Text: Matthew 1:18-25 & Luke 1:26-38

I Corinthians Series

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This Lord's Day is Christmas Eve. We will be retracing the steps of Jesus Christ's birth in Matthew 1:18-25. "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son and they shall call His name Immanuel, (which means God with us)." We will look at six truths from this passage about the historical fact of Jesus Christ's virgin birth. Matthew 1:18-25 & Luke 1:26-38

23 A Narrative Against Idolatry

December 17, 2017

Andrew Esping

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

I Corinthians Series

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At the end of Chapter 9 Paul begins a transition from talking about his ministerial role to an exhortation for the Corinthians to persevere and discipline themselves. In the beginning of Chapter 10 we continue this discussion of discipline as Paul warns the Corinthians about the ever present danger of idolatry. Specifically we will examine how Paul uses the Israelites as an example of those who had God dwelling in their midst, and yet fell prey to idolatry. But as always we will return to the good news of the Gospel and how members of the New Covenant are well armed to fight against the snare of idolatry. 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

22 Run So As To Win

December 10, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Corinthians 9:15-27

I Corinthians Series

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In chapter 8, Paul set the limits of Christian liberty, limits that are to be determined by brotherly love, by our concern for the welfare of fellow brothers and sisters. In chapter 9 the apostle illustrates how he followed the principle in his own life. In verses 15-27 he explains that he would give up any and every right for the sake of winning souls to Jesus Christ. In this week’s sermon, we’ll look at Paul’s sole passion for the preaching of the Gospel. We’ll be looking at the freedom, compulsion, discipline, and passion that governed Paul in his drive to be a preacher of the Gospel and will make applications to our lives. I Corinthians 9:15-27

21 Giving Up Rights

November 26, 2017

Kert Martin

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:1-14

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In this sermon, we look at the first section of chapter 8 in verses 1-14. Paul gives six reasons why he had the right to be supported by the churches to whom he ministered. We will look at these six reasons and ask ourselves how does that apply to us today? What would we give up for the Kingdom of God? 1 Corinthians 9:1-14

20 Knowledge Isn’t Enough

November 19, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Corinthians 8:1-13

I Corinthians Series

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In I Corinthians 8, Paul addresses the issue of eating food offered to idols. Seeing their fellow Christians enjoying meat that had been sacrificed to pagan gods was causing the weaker Christians in the church to stumble. Though the issue is specific, there are timeless principles in Paul’s response that will affect the way that we live in community with our fellow believers in our day. In this sermon, we’ll be clarifying the role of conscience, the pitfalls of knowledge, and our sometimes conflicting callings to proclaim the truth and to live in love. I Corinthians 8:1-13

19 Final Thoughts on Marriage

November 12, 2017

Andrew Esping

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:25-40

I Corinthians Series

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This week we will finish our study of chapter 7 as Paul re-addresses many of the same topics we have discussed in our first three sermons on this passage; such as marriage, singleness and general contentment in life. However, we will note that the issues being discussed in vs. 25-40 are much narrower in scope as Paul appears to be addressing very specific issues in the Corinthian church. As a result we must remember to read this passage of Scripture in its own context and resist the ever-present urge to make sweeping general applications. As we have done for the first 24 verses, we will address this passage first within its own context before making application to ourselves. 1 Corinthians 7:25-40

18 A Christian’s Calling

November 5, 2017

Kert Martin

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

I Corinthians Series

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In verses 17-24 Paul teaches us that we should serve the Lord where he has called us. That we don't need to disrupt our social world because we are Christian, instead influence it, cleanse it, purify it, make wherever God has assigned you a place for Him to be served. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

16 Marital Relations

October 15, 2017

Andrew Esping

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-7

I Corinthians Series

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In the last sermon, we concluded Paul's discussion of sexual immorality, but Paul's inspired desire for us is not to view sexuality as perverse. In this sermon, we will begin our examination of chapter 7, where Paul will dedicate a good chunk of text to the proper role of marital relations. We will pay special attention to Paul's delicate balance on the topic of marriage. On the one hand condemning how the world has perverted God's design of marital relations, while simultaneously praising our created sexuality within the proper channels. Also, while Paul lauds marriage, he maintains his balanced approach by laying out the God given gift of singleness as well. To top it all off, we will spend some time discussing how the Church has at times destroyed Paul's balance by taking to extremes one of the many marital topics discussed in these seven verses 1 Corinthians 7:1-7

15 Our Union with Christ

October 8, 2017

Kert Martin

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

I Corinthians Series

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Chapter six comes to a close and Paul addresses sexual immorality. He doesn't address it with the standard emphasis on faithfulness to one's spouse, or the dangers of casual relationships, instead Paul focuses on the evil's of immorality and the believer's union with Christ. Paul's ultimate purpose is that we understand our relationship to Christ draws us away from sin and brings us to the purpose of our bodies, God's glory. 1 Corinthians 6:12-20