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Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Christianity: The Basics: The Holy Spirit is not a Ghost

Christianity is sometimes shrouded in mystery. Case in point: What does “God in three persons” mean? We understand “God the Father”. We even understand Jesus, “God the Son”. But what is “God the Spirit”? Sometimes we call him the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we call him the Holy Ghost. But who is he? Who better to clear things up for us than Jesus! Through the Bible, he teaches us who the Holy Spirit is, what he does, and how to receive what the Holy Spirit gives.

The Night They Arrested God

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Luke 22:31-53 Jesus’ “passion” (ie, his “suffering”—beginning in the garden of Gethsemane and concluding with his crucifixion) was a time of great temptation, both for Jesus and for his disciples. Jesus passed his test with flying colors; his disciples—not so much. Truth is all Christ’s followers fail—and that’s why the…

Who is This Man Named Jesus? – He is the Lamb of God

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY John 1:19-37 In this series from John’s Gospel called, “Who is this Man Named Jesus?” we’re looking at the words and works of Jesus to determine who he is, and what he wants for and from us. In the first sermon we looked at Jesus as the “Logos”—the Word—of God…

Growing God’s Way – Through Fellowship

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY 1 Corinthians 1:9 When many of us think of “fellowship”, we envision what happened in millions of American homes last Sunday—things such as Super Bowl parties. Food, friends, fun. And to be honest, that is a sort of fellowship—a friendly relationship centered around some common interest. But the Bible points…

Growing God’s Way – An Introduction

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY 1 Timothy 4:7-10 As a pastor, I have conversations with lots of people. One thing I’ve learned it that most of use are disappointed with how things have turned out in life. We’re disappointed that we haven’t done a better job preparing for retirement, that we haven’t been a better…

The Christmas Child: Who is He?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Colossians 1:15-20 SERMON SUMMARY During the Christmas season, it used to be common to find nativity manger scenes on public property. But that has become quite controversial today, sometimes bringing lawsuits. To be honest there has always been controversy surrounding this baby. Who was that baby in the manger? Some would say…

Oikonomics – Part 4: To Tithe or Not to Tithe

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 4 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY What is God’s plan for supporting the local church? Is tithing the God ordained method of funding the ministry of the local church, or is there another standard we are to use? A “tithe” simply means ten percent. Those who endorse tithing teach that we are to…

Kingdoms in Conflict – Part 2 of 2

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 2 of 2 SERMON SUMMARY Last week Pastor Doug began a two-part series called “Kingdoms in Conflict”. Ever since sin entered the world, Satan has been the ruler of the cosmos. There are only two kingdoms, with vastly different values and agendas—and there’s no neutrality. Every person on earth has allegiance to…

Gifted to Serve – Part 2 of 2

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Gifted to Serve – 2 of 2 SERMON SUMMARY Last week we learned that spiritual gifts aren’t the same as the results of a personality test. They’re not meant to simply know yourself better. Spiritual gifts are meant to be used for the building of God’s Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 12:7 says: “Now…

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