Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Is Church Membership Biblical? (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

Before we can look at a Church Covenant, we must first ask ourselves the question, “Is Church Membership Biblical?” Definite number of sheep in the flock Peter admonishes elders to watch over the flock (people of the church.) Jesus teaches us that a shepherd knows how many sheep he has and keeps track of each one. In the early church, there was a clear keeping track of how many sheep there were. The book of Acts refers repeatedly to the…

David (Part 2)

We are continuing to look at how David became King. And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third, Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, Ozem the sixth, David the seventh: Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.1 Chronicles 2:13-16 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabeshgilead were…

Watching Over Your Own Soul – Humility & God’s Glory

Perhaps the greatest key to overcoming besetting sin is humility, or living for God’s glory not our own. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.1 Corinthians 10:31 The purpose of the Christian life is to glorify God. This means that we are to show how great God is in every aspect of our lives. However, our sinful nature demands that we be glorified not God. In other words every aspect…

Singleness (1 Corinthians 7:6-8, 32-35)

Why study singleness? Most marital problems are personal and spiritual issues that existed in both individuals before they were married. What you struggle with as a single person will explode when you get married. We also have a wrong view of singleness; we believe that there must be something wrong with a person if they are not married. Also, our view of marriage is far more influenced by our culture than Jesus Christ. Everyone who is married was single first;…

Family Worship – Progressing in Family Worship

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand…

Foundation 4: Regeneration and Assurance (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

What does God’s grace do to a sinner who believes in Jesus Christ? A radical transformation Everything that we were in our flesh before coming to Christ is radically transformed from the inside out by God’s grace. We cease to be what we were, and we are radically transformed. Our soul undergoes such a transformation that although our body remains the same we are literally not the same person we used to be. A new life This radical transformation is…

Abuse – Church Discipline (Part 2)

How should the church respond to the abuser? But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.Luke 5:30-32 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor…

Abuse – Introduction (Part 2)

Although we are forbidden from revenge, God has created human government for the punishment of those who violate His Law. Christians should report violations of God’s Law and cooperate fully with the government agency investigating the alleged crime. The Bible teaches a personal ethic in Romans 12, but follows this personal ethic with a government ethic. Just because I am supposed to turn the other cheek it does not mean that sexual assault, rape, physical violence, etc. are to go…

Pursuing Marriage – How Far Is Too Far?

When in a relationship, how far is too far physically? All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and…

Pursuing Marriage – How Do I Know?

How do I know if this is the person I am supposed to marry? 1. Is it lawful? And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.Matthew 19:9 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain…

Pursuing Marriage – What A Relationship Should Look Like

If the parents approve of a relationship, what should it look like? Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of…

Pursuing Marriage – Singleness

The Apostle Paul has just finished speaking about sexual immorality, sex within marriage, and divorce. He now addresses singleness. Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be. Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou…
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