If there’s no order in the church the least pleased person is God. Worship ought to be ordered around a “gospel liturgy” with Christ Jesus at the very center of it all. By this God is glorified and the saints are edified.
Ever since sin entered the world, there has been no shortage of self-professed prophets and spiritual shyster. The church at Corinth had fallen pray to misuses and abuses of these good gifts. What is the biblical doctrine of prophecy? What is tongues-speaking?
One day faith and hope will vanish into sight when we are finally glorified in the presence of our beloved Savior. But even then, love will remain. This sermon will shine the light on the love of God, and the truth that God is Love.
Because Christ is an unlimited supply of blessing to His people, His people are endowed with spiritual gifts to exercise for His glory and the upbuilding of His church. This sermon will build on last week’s sermon to continue unpacking this often controversial truth.
Because Christ is an unlimited supply of blessing to His people, His people are endowed with spiritual gifts to exercise for His glory and the upbuilding of His church. This sermon will seek to begin unpacking this often controversial truth.
What is the Lord’s Supper and why do Christian churches partake of it? Who should partake? What is the meaning and significance of the Supper? What are the consequences of partaking “in an unworthy manner?”
Christians will one day judge the whole world, including the angels. Therefore, it only stands to reason that we ought to be able to sort out grievances and lawsuits against one another. This passage shows us what God expects of churches embroiled in personal grievances.
The ethical behavior of the local church is supposed to emulate the holiness of heaven. Therefore, unrepentant sin cannot be tolerated among God’s people. This passage tells us what God expects His church to do with such a person in her ranks of membership.