Tonight we finish our study of Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth. In closing out his letter Paul points the focus back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in his final words to this church. We see in these final thoughts Paul's unwavering commitment to the Gospel and his heart for God's Church. Join us as we look at Paul's closing sentences and see how the Gospel must always be what is of utmost importance.
As we begin to wrap-up Paul's letter to the Corinthian church by looking at 1 Corinthians 16:1-11 we see Paul offering several quick pieces in instruction to the church. While these instructions seem like quick hits that can easily be overlooked, when we stop and pay attention to what Paul is saying we find great pieces of wisdom for the church today. Join us as we look at this passage and find what God has for us from His Word.
Tonight we look at 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 and conclude Paul's discourse of resurrection. This passage expresses Paul's excitement for the truth of the resurrection and call to hold fast to its truth. Join us as we review all that he teaches in chapter 15, how it is based not only on historical facts, but also on logic and reason. Most importantly, how our only hope that the gospel is true, is that the resurrection of Christ is true.
Tonight we look at 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 and Paul's continued discourse of resurrection. Paul has already built his case of Jesus' literal resurrection from the dead and the belief that we are now resurrected with Him in this life. Tonight's passage discusses the idea of our glorification in Christ, the final reward of our salvation. Join us as we study this important doctrine and its role in the Church today.
This week's text, 1 Corinthians 15:12-34, finds Paul continuing his conversation of the resurrection. Paul focuses tonight on how important it is to hold to the literal resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The centrality of this doctrine to the Christian faith and its importance to the church cannot be overstated. Join us as we look at the importance of this foundational doctrine and its practical implications for the church today.
Tonight as we tackle 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 we find Paul beginning the concluding remarks of his letter. In these remarks he highlights for the Corinthians what should be of first importance for them. Paul also speaks of God's powerful and loving grace and how it is God's grace alone that saves any of us. Join us as we begin Paul's final instructions and teachings to the Corinthians church by looking at these powerful and encouraging words.
In our passage tonight Paul closes out both his shorter section on spiritual gifts and his larger section on proper worship within the church. In these verses Paul makes the argument that right worship should be "decent and ordered." The question for us tonight why does this matter? Why does our worship need to be ordered. We will explore tonight's text and discover four reasons why ordered worship is necessary in the church. Join us as we look at these reasons and seek to understand right worship more fully.
As Paul begins to wrap-up his instructions on spiritual gifts he takes several verses to challenge the Corinthians church on the maturity of their thinking. Paul's words encourage the Corinthians church to make sure that their worship is centered on the saving power of God's Word. The Corinthians have allowed their worship to be centered on signs and emotions instead of the life-giving Word of God. Join us as we walk though Paul's challenge both for the Corinthians church and for us.
This week we take a break from 1 Corinthians to hear a sermon on the church faithfully proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Word of God has power and when faithfully proclaimed God works, by the power of His Holy Spirit, to transform lives. As Christians, we are called to faithfully herald the Gospel message to those God has placed in our path and we are to believe that when we do this we are preaching "the power of God unto salvation for all who believe." We also believe that this mission will be completed and that nothing will stop God from fulfilling this mission through the church. Join us as we discuss this crucial topic.
We begin Chapter 14 tonight by looking at Paul's encouragement to build the church up through the use of God's Word. As Paul compares and contrasts the gift of tongues with the gift of prophesy we see Paul placing the highest priority on the Word of God in the building up of the church. Join us as we look at these verses and the importance of believing in Scripture's sufficiency.