1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians

Final Thoughts and Instructions

I Corinthians 16:5-24 v. 5-9 1. Make plans but always yield to God’s plans Proverbs 27:1 James 4:15 v. 10-11 2. Welcome all of God’s servants II Timothy 1:6-7 I Timothy 4:12-13 3. Give grace to others v. 12 I Corinthians 13:7 4. Be ready for the battle v. 13-14 Matthew 26:41 v. 15-18 5. Recognize your leaders 6. Commit to Christian fellowship v. 19 v. 20 v. 21 v. 22 Revelation 22:20 v. 23 7. Receive His grace today…

Collecting the Church Offering

I Corinthians 15:58-16:4 v. 58 Proverbs 29:25 1. Why should I give? v. 1 v. 2 2. When do I give? Where do I give? 3. Who should give? 4. How should I give? 5. How much should I give? When your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep is your downfall. – Wiersbe In Support of the Tithe 1) OT scriptures Malachi 3:10 2) Pre-law tithe 3) Matthew 23:23 In Support of Giving as one prospers 1) NT Scriptures…

Correcting Chaos in Corinth

1 Corinthians 14:26-40 1. Roles of men and women 2. Unity is a must 3. Spiritual Gifts are for others 4. Christians need each other 5. Love is the foundation 6. The mind must be engaged for worship v. 26 v. 33a v. 40 1. Chaos Surrounding Tongues v. 27 1) 2 or 3 at most 2) Each in turn 3) Let someone interpret I Cor 11:9-13 v. 28 2. Disorder Surrounding Prophetic Revelations v. 29 1) 2 or 3…

If Christ Was Not Raised

I Corinthians 15:12-20 Acts 17:32 v. 3-4 1. The Explosive Growth of Christianity 2. The Empty Tomb 3. The Eyewitnesses v. 5 v. 6 v. 7 v. 8 4. Historical Written Account Mark 16:1-6 5. From Fearful to Fearless 6. A Common Message v. 11 Acts 4:1-2 If Christ was not raised…. 1. Not even Christ has been raised v. 12-13 2. Our preaching is in vain v. 14 3. Your faith is in vain v. 14 v. 30-32 4.…

Chaos in Corinth

I Corinthians 14:1-19 v. 1 ch. 12:29-30 v. 2-3-4 Speaking in tongues – a language unknown to the speaker Prophesy – to give out the word of God I Thess 5:20-21 The Criteria for Spiritual Gifts in Public Worship 1. Does it build others up? Does it strengthen others? I Cor. 12:21 v. 5 v. 6 v. 7 v. 8 v. 9 v. 10-11 v. 12-13 v. 14-15 2. Does it engage my mind? v. 19 Eph. 4:22-23 Romans 12:2…

The Way of Love

I Cor 12:28-13:13 God is love For God so loved the world… But God shows His love for us…. I John 4:19 John 13:34-35 Matt 5:43-46 Matt 26:39 John 15:13 1. This Love is Essential v. 1 v. 2 v. 3 I Cor. 4:5 2. This Love is Evident V. 4 v. 5 v. 6 v. 7 I Peter 2:@3 3. This Love is Eternal v. 8 v. 9 v. 10 v. 11 v. 12 Rev. 22:4 v. 13 Love…

Unity Amidst Diversity

1 Corinthians 12: 12-27 1. Major on the majors v. 12 v. 13 One Spirit One Salvation Romans 8:9 Jude 3 One Savior John 14:6 Our Scriptures Our Destination I Corinthians 15:51-52 2. We Need Each Other v. 14-16 v. 17 v. 18 v. 11 Acts 8:13-22 v. 19-20 v. 21-22 v. 23-25 3. Love One Another v. 26 Romans 12:15 I John 4:12

The Miraculous Sign Gifts

I Corinthians 12:4-11 Spiritual Gifts – Any ability that is empowered by the Holy Spirit and used in any ministry of the church (Grudem) Romans 12 – Prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, contribution (giving), leading, mercy Ephesians 4 – Apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherd-teachers I Corinthians 12:28 – Apostles, prophets, teachers, miracles, healing, helping, administrating, tongues I Corinthians 12:8-10 – Wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, distinguish between spirits, tongues, interpretation of tongues Cessation………Uncertain………Continues Acts 14:3 John 2:11 I Corinthians 13:8 “Do…

Spiritual Gifts – Part II

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 1. The ultimate purpose of spiritual gifts is to exalt Jesus Christ as Lord v. 3 2. There are varieties of spiritual gifts Romans 12:6 Romans 12:7 Romans 12:8 Ephesians 4:11 3. It is God who empower the use of spiritual gifts v. 6 4. Every person is given a spiritual gift v. 7 What brings you joy? a peace and purpose? Is there an open door? Do others affirm or encourage you in this gift? 5.…

Spiritual Gifts

I Corinthians 12:1-11 v. 1 v. 2 v. 3 Deuteronomy 21:23 Galatians 3:13 v. 3b Matt 7:21-23 Luke 6:46 1. To exalt Jesus Christ as Lord is the ultimate purpose of spiritual gifts John 16:7 John 16:13-14 2. There are varieties of spiritual gifts v. 4 Romans 12:6-8 v. 5 v. 6 3. It is God who empowers the spiritual gifts 4. Every person is given a spiritual gift v. 11 5. Edification for the church is the result of…

Divisions in the Church

1 Corinthians 11: 17-34 v. 17 v. 18 1. Problem Galatians 3:28 John 13:34-35 Acts 4:32-35 2. Profit v. 19 I Peter 1:6-7 3. Place v. 20-21 v. 22 4. Plan v. 23-26 v. 23 v. 24 v. 25 v. 26 5. Peril v. 27 v. 28-29 I John 4:11 Matthew 5:23-24 v. 30 v. 31-32 Hebrews 11:6-8 6. Practical v. 33 v. 34 7. Plea

Head Coverings and Heart Worship

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 1. Commendation v. 2 2. Correction v. 3 Ephesians 5:25 Phil 2:8 Galatians 3:28 3. Custom v. 4 v. 5 v. 6 4. Convictions v. 7 v. 8-9 v. 10 v. 11-12 5. Considerations v. 13 Is it proper?   What does nature teach?   v. 14-15 v. 16 I Corinthians 10:31