Sermons on 1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 14:1-25 Earnestly desire.. gifts you can share (v. 1-5) Build up Call near Share convincingly gifts that help you mature (v. 6-21) Dive Deep gifts that will influence the lost (v. 22-25) One message Many messengers Many converts Realize what lives inside you – 1 Corinthians 6:19 Understand your value – Matthew 6:26 Nurture your gifts – 1 Corinthians 14:12 1 Corinthians 9:24 – Run to obtain the prize
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 If my PART is not fueled by love … I am noise (v. 1) I am nothing (v. 2) I gain nothing (v. 3) Love is the perfect fuel for all PART’s Embraces time (v. 4) Elevates others (v. 4-5) Encompasses faith and hope (v. 7) Fueling with love leads to a church that is consistently “full.” Incomplete things are temporary (v. 8-10) Immature faith is meant to be temporary (v. 11-12) Because love fueled the cross How COVID has affected us
The body of the church is made up of many members but together we make up the whole. It’s a difficult project that could leave us with blisters and sore, but it will be so worth it. What we do as a church body will have an eternal impact. Have you found your PART in our body yet?
You are…1 Cor 12:27-31 Together the body of Christ Individually members of the same body Appointed gifts to benefit the same body Without love, the church is…1 Cor 13 Without purpose Without value Without hope Position Attributes Responsibilities Time It’s time to discover your appointed PART, for the sake of the new soul Jesus is leading our way.
Entering the Body – vs. 12-13 Romans 12:4-8 John 3:3,5 1 Corinthians 6:19 Galatians 5:22,23 Various Functions – vs. 14-20 Interdependence of the Parts – vs. 21-24 “I don’t need you” Jesus washes the disciple’s feet – Jn. 13:12-17; Phil. 2:3-8 God put parts together In This Body Together -vs. 25-26 Acts 12:1-5 Participant or Spectator?