Sermons on “1 Corinthians”

The Message of the Cross

In this series our aim is not to come up with clever theories about the cross but to reap its benefits, live its life and proclaim its gospel. Chris aims to inspire us to discover again the wonder and power of the cross of Christ. In the first talk he focusses on the revelation which the cross brings about who we are, who God is and how we can be reconciled.

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Holy Spirit in Us

Chris seeks to apply what we have learnt during our recent series on the Holy Spirit to Burwell Baptist Church. He highlights two potential errors (Dispensationalism and Emotionalism) before outlining the orderly worship which the Apostle Paul commends. Chris also answers questions including “what is the point of speaking in tongues?”

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Questions?

Chris responds to questions from the congregation which have arisen from our teaching on the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.

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Do Everything in Love

The Apostle Paul closes His first letter to Corinth with practical instructions and plans which echo his priorities throughout the letter. These include a desire to unity factions within the church, make clear the gospel and show how to apply it to practical situations. Chris explores what this can teach us about apply the gospel to our planning and priorities.

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Seeds of the Resurrection

Continuing the theme of the importance of the resurrection in forming our vision, Chris deepens our understanding of the seeds of resurrection being formed by our choices now.

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Putting First Things First

As we continue to apply the Apostle Paul’s teaching from 1 Cor 15 to our life as a church we consider those things which Paul says are of first importance. In response there is an opportunity to covenant again with the Lord.

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Prophecy

Chris explains why we should eagerly desire the gift of prophecy and how to go about uses this gift based on 1 Cor 14.

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Body Building

The apostle Paul highlights three ways in which the interdependence of believers is undermined. Failure to acknowledge variety, inferiority and
superiority. Chris challenges us to overcome these tendencies and to opt to commit to interdependence.

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Vision for 2016

Chris sketches out the general vision of where God seems to be leading us and briefly shares his hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Using 1 Corinthians 12 he then challenges us to eagerly desire the spiritual gifts and to excel in exercising the gifts God has given us, in the service He has called us to, and in the way He chooses to work in us.

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Worship with Authority

Chris examines the Apostle Paul’s call for interdependence between men and women and the ways in which we might express this in our worship today. The passage also highlights the differing ways in which the genders showed respect for God in Corinthian culture which prompts questions as to how we should respond to our changing culture today.

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