11 Knowing God

September 10, 2017

Andrew Esping

Text: I Corinthians 4:6-13

I Corinthians Series

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This week we will build upon last week's discussion of God's teachers in the Corinthian community as we follow Paul's chastisement of the Corinthian church. The Corinthian church seemed to consider themselves lowly in the eyes of the world and feared persecution. We will examine how Paul deals with the fears of the Corinthians as he compares the position held by the apostles to that of the Corinthian Christians. I Corinthians 4:6-13

8 The Foundation of the Church

August 20, 2017

Andrew Esping

Text: I Corinthians 3:1-15

I Corinthians Series

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As we begin our examination of chapter 3 the issue of unity will remain front and center. But in this study, we will take special note of how God works through men in order to save His people. We rightly place significance upon great men and women of God; which is fine as long as we don't lose sight of the one who gifted and molded them. In addition, we will take some time to discuss the importance of inward-focused ministry and how God uses the different gifts of Christians to create a community of workers focused on bringing the light of the gospel into a dark world. I Corinthians 3:1-15

5 Who We are in Christ

July 30, 2017

Andrew Esping

Text: I Corinthians 1:26-31

I Corinthians Series

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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

2 Built Up in Christ

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July 9, 2017

Andrew Esping

Text: I Corinthians 1:4-9

I Corinthians Series

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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

The Fullness of Grace & Truth

3/12/17

Andrew Esping

Text: John 1:14-18

#3 in John Series

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This week as Andrew Esping continues in the book of John, verses 14-18 of John’s prologue we will continue to focus upon the fullness of time. John’s prerogative here is to draw our attention to the significance surrounding Jesus’s entrance into humanity, His entrance into a fallen realm. Specifically, we will examine how John continues to highlight the humility of John the Baptist and how Jesus continues to serve in His role as the One who makes the Godhead known to mankind. John 1:14-18

Jesus: The Word

2/5/17

Andrew Esping

Text: John 1:6-13

#2 in John Series

In Andrew Esping’s previous sermon on John’s prologue, we considered who Jesus is. Namely, that He is an equal member of the Trinity and is the Person by which God makes Himself known to humanity. He is the “The Word/Divine Communicator.” Now that we have established “who” Jesus is, we will contemplate “what” Jesus does in His role as “The Word/Divine Communicator” that directly impacts us as sinful humans.  John 1:6-13