Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Secular Work

June 25, 2017 1 Cor. 7:17 How we think about our work reveals our understanding of the Gospel.  Are we so busy that we think our work is at best tangential, and at worst unrelated, to the Gospel?  The Apostle Paul teaches that Christians must learn to ask new questions about our work and to see […]

Forgiving When It Hurts

May 22, 2016 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 The believers at Corinth were defrauding one another, and hauling one another before pagan judges!  To address the shame of the believers, Paul paints three courtroom scenes for us: an earthly, heavenly, and Trinitarian court.  Because we have been forgiven in the Trinitarian court, and will judge with Christ in […]

Power in the Blood

May 1, 2016 1 Corinthians 4:14-21 Reverend Murray Lee Like a tender father, the Apostle Paul softens his tone to the Corinthians to drive his point home.  Disunity will destroy the church.  If you are the one who’s causing problems in the church, Paul calls them and us to remember that we are beloved children […]

Costly Building

April 17, 2016 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 Reverend Murray Lee Paul has just told us that we are a bunch of nobodies who are somebodies in Christ.  Do “nobodies” have any real function in the church?  Yes!  Paul continues by writing that as we mature in Christ, we are called to build His church.  We must take care to keep […]

Are You a Nobody?

April 10, 2016 1 Corinthians 3: 1-9  It is hard to grow up.  Even as little children must grow into mature adults, so also infant Christians must grow into mature believers.  In 1 Corinthians 3, the Apostle Paul gives us prescriptive directions for maturing as a believer: find the dignity and delight of serving King […]

Wisdom from the Spirit

April 3, 2016 1 Corinthians 2: 6-16 Out of God’s abundant mercy and goodness He has imparted to us the wisdom of Christ. This spiritual wisdom is freely given so that we might know the goodness and glory of God, thereby strengthening our assurance in God’s promises and allowing us to take joy in worshipping […]

Learning How to Boast

1 Corinthians 1:18- 2:5 March 13, 2016 An important part of the Christian life is learning how to boast.  It is our tendency to boast about things that bring bondage instead of liberation.  We strive live our best life so we can boast about ourselves.  We are a society that is like a hamster continuously running on […]