Sermon Series: 1 Corinthians

Sermon Series: 1 Corinthians

The first letter to the Corinthians is very memorable for the believer. The letter contains many ONE Rotatorverses responsible for the hackneyed Christian axioms such as, “Cause a brother to stumble”, “Becoming all things to all,” and “Do all to the glory of God.” More importantly, 1Corinthians 15 includes one of the most referenced and explicit statements of the gospel in all of Scripture.

Without doubt, the first letter to the Corinthians is controversial for the leader, pastor, and preacher. The letter is quite practical as Paul applies the gospel to daily life in the church. Ironically, a letter written to unify the church has proven to be a source of great division historically. Controversy abounds, it seems, when discussing sex, divorce, spiritual gifts, women speaking in church, church discipline, and Christian liberty.

More than anything, first letter to the Corinthians is vital for the church today. This is a book for us today because, while we claim to be more connected than ever, everything in our world feels more divided than ever. Our culture is divided politically, socially, economically, even recreationally. Even the church-culture is divided by denominations, schools of theology, church networks, “coalitions” of pastors who do conferences, blogs, books, and podcasts. Disunity is crouching at our door and this letter is written to unify us.

1Corinthians wk 1 – 1.1-3 Called: to be saints (Intro)
1Corinthians wk 2 – 1.4-9 Called: to be thankful
1Corinthians wk 3 1.10-17 Called: to be one
1Corinthians wk 4 - 1.18-31 – Called: to be fools
1Corinthians wk 5 – 2.1-5 – Depend P1: on the Power of the Spirit
1Corinthians wk 6 – 2.6-15 – Depend P2: on the Wisdom of the Spirit
1Corinthians wk 7 – 3.1- 17 – Build P1: with and on God
1Corinthians wk 8 – 3.18-4.7 – Build P2: by sons, servants, and stewards
1Corinthians wk 9 – 4.8-4.21 – Built: by humility and suffering
1Corinthians wk 10 – 5.1-8 – Church Discipline
1Corinthians wk 11– 5.9-13 – Judge: Sin against a brother
1Corinthians wk 12 – 6.1-11 – Judge: Sin against a brother
1Corinthians wk 13 – 6.12-20: Sin against yourself
1Corinthians wk 14 – 7.1-7 – Marriage
1Corinthians wk15 – 7.10-38 Singleness
1Corinthians wk16 – 7.10-24, 39-40 Divorce
1Corinthians wk17 - 8.1-13 Christian Freedom
1Corinthians wk18 - 9.1-19 Freed to Deny for the Gospel
1Corinthians wk19-9.19-27 Deny my rights for the ministry
1Corinthians wk20-10.1-23 Freed to flee from idols
1Corinthians wk21-10.1-23 Freed for the Gospel in culture as the church
1Corinthians wk22-11.2-16 When We Gather Part1
1Corinthians wk23-11.17-34 When We Gather Part 2
1Corinthians wk24 12.1-11 Gifted Body Part 1
1Corinthians wk25 12.12-30 Gifted Body Part 2
1Corinthians wk26 13.1-13 Loving Body
1Corinthians wk27 15.1-11 The Most Important Thing
1Corinthians wk28 14.1-25  Loving and Gifted Body Part 1
1Corinthians wk30 14.26-40 Loving and Gifted  Body Part 2
1Corinthains wk 31 15.12-34  Resurrected Body
1Corinthains wk 32 15.35-58  Glorified Body
1Corinthians wk 33 16.1-24 One Gospel, One Mission, One Church