These 1 Corinthians sermons expound on the longest letter that Paul wrote to any of the churches. It is addressed to the church in Corinth which was in serious difficulties due to divisions and quarrels and idolatry. They had taken their eyes off Jesus and it showed. Reading through the book of 1 Corinthians and listening to these sermons will help you to appreciate the vast difference it makes when we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and the essential Gospel that Paul delivered to the Corinthian church:
"that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures" 1 Cor 15:4
1 Corinthians sermons help us to learn how to truly love one another, forgive one another and encourage one another to live for Christ, in Christ and by the power of the Spirit of Christ.
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1 Corinthians 1-2
A Wisely Foolish Message, A Powerfully Weak Cross - Phil Stolk
1 Corinthians 3-4
The Cure for Divisions Among Us - Paul James
"You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?" 1 Cor 3:3
"Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight." 1 Cor 3:18-19
1 Corinthians 5-6
Is Everything Permissible? - Simon Arkapaw
1 Corinthians 7
Christians and Marriage - Simon Arkapaw
1 Corinthians 8-9
All Things to All People - Simon Arkapaw
1 Corinthians 10
Lessons From History - Simon Arkapaw
1 Corinthians 11
Head Coverings and Lords Supper - Simon Arkapaw
1 Corinthians 12-14
Serving with God's Gifts - Simon Arkapaw
1 Corinthians 15-16
A Risen Saviour - Simon Arkapaw
1 Corinthians Sermons on how to love
1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most well known passages of the New Testament, having frequently been read at weddings. But what is it really about? Is Paul talking about love in marriage at all or something far greater and all encompassing? How should the love of Jesus, revealed to us in the cross, change the way we live here and now?
"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Cor 13