ZNA-229 930606AM PAUL’S HYMN OF LOVE I CORINTHIANS 13:6-7 The apostle paul wrote to a city church that mirrored the very culture we live in. Lets take a trip to Corinth Century one and stop in RI of 1993… If we were to scan this epistle in a couple of minutes and grab the big […]
040829PM ORS-14 WTB-27 He Rose Again The great defining passage on the Gospel is 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. Here, the Gospel is defined as the good news that – • “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; • And that He was buried, • and that He rose again the third day according […]
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EBG-05 OSL-25 061001AM For a moment think of Jesus with me–Jesus founded His Church, purchased His Church, and now ever lives for His Church. Jesus is all about the Church. And what is Christ’s complete focus at present? He is building His Church. So Christ’s priority, Christ’s focus, Christ’s activities are all centered upon the Church. That is where the action is. […]
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060319PM DSS-16 Imperatives of Crucified Living-4 .doc Seek Things Above Imperatives of Crucified Living-4 Pray for EE if you know anyone going out explain a bit about them so the whole group can pray for them. Pray for boldness and fruit that remains. Stand and read 1st Corinthians 11:17-34 and pray. Christ’s work on Calvary […]
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120219PM WCC-2 Just.Regen.doc Worship Christ at Communion Series Confessing the Wonders of: Justification & Regeneration I Corinthians 11:23-26 COM-13 WCC-02 Endless thanksgiving, around the Throne, with all the redeemed of all the ages: that is what salvation prompts in the hearts of believers. Endless Thanksgiving For Our Salvation Each time we gather to celebrate communion, […]
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100401PM Seder.doc Thursday Night Passover Communion I Corinthians 5:7 COM-10 As we open to I Corinthians 5:7 and listen as Paul speaks to a primarily gentile, New Testament church, we hear him teaching believers of all the ages of Christ’s Church that: CHRIST IS OUR PASSOVER The Passover is not merely an Old Testament Jewish […]
1130317PM Q&A-33 Jesus Leaven & His Church.docxx Jesus, Leaven & His Church: How Are We to Apply Church Discipline 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 The Galatians 6:1 charge & attitude is for all believers. Brethren, If a man is overtaken in any trespass, You who are spiritual Restore such a one In a […]
Rom. 14:22 Have it to yourself before God. This is better translated, “have as your own conviction before God.” Paul urges the strong believer to understand his liberty, enjoy it, and keep it between God and himself. what he approves. The strong believer maintains a healthy conscience because he does not give a weak believer a cause to stumble.
Paul gives the insight that explains our struggles throughout our earthly lives as we look at Ephesians 6:16. Think about what we have read so many times:
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one
Now, apply the simple methods of Bible study. How many truths can you find in this one verse?
Today is one of those times when the passage of Scripture we are studying, and the communion service to follow exactly match up.
Each time we come to communion we have been instructed to do something: we are to check and see if we are wearing specifically the second piece of our spiritual armor, and indirectly all the other pieces.
Tonight we are in the midst of our journey of remembrance through the greatest week in the history of the Universe, Christ’s Passion Week:
He Came, He Died, He Rose
Paul explains the events of this week as the Gospel. Using nine words recorded in 1 Cor. 15:1-4, God explains to us what Jesus did.
This week as I waited for the doctor and my annual physical the nurse went through the standard checklist of vital signs of my health. We all know them: blood work, temperature, weight, pulse, blood pressure.
As we open our copies of God’s Holy and Inerrant Word to Matthew 6, we are opening to the best known passage in the Bible.
The Lord’s Prayer is not only almost universally known, these verses also provide the complete guide to our spiritual health, given to us by Jesus Christ Himself.
We share life as saved and born-again believers, we are all God’s building, we are all God’s house, we are all members of His family. Each of those word pictures describe who we are and what we are here to do.
If I were to give you the short form of our shared job description as believers it would be:
We are all employed as workers in a Divine Construction Company. God is the Master Builder, and the project is building up the Body of Christ.
Please open with me I Corinthians 12:27. This morning God declares to us that we are Christ’s Body, and being a part of something that big and that important has enormous responsibilities. Note what Paul says:
I Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
You and I are each individual pieces, parts, members of Christ’s Body. And as a member of His Body, we have shared responsibilities; to accomplish His plan we each must do what we were made to do! The Body of Christ is complex, made of many individual parts, each with a special job to do.
The best defense is a good what?
What is the offense of our faith? Our salvation testimony
Endless thanksgiving, around the Throne, with all the redeemed of all the ages: that is what salvation prompts in the hearts of believers.
Since the birth of Christ’s Church, from the dark passages of the catacombs to the private chambers of homes along the streets of Roman cities across the Empire, to this gathering this morning, every believer of all the ages have shared something.
There is a tie that binds every believer to Christ and to each other. Tonight, we share that amazing connection. We have a common confession with every individual believing servant of God alive today either on earth or in Heaven.
As we open to I Corinthians 10:11-13, it is our reminder as we study the Life of David: following God is hard, it is not EASY!
For many years songwriter John W. Peterson (1921-2006) lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One song he wrote among the thousand that bear his name is titled: “It’s Not an Easy Road”. David, whose life we are studying, would have heartily agreed with these words:
It’s not an easy road we are traveling to heaven,
For many are the thorns on the way
It’s not an easy road, but the Savior is with us
His presence gives us joy every day.