The Corinthians thought that gifts like tongues were the pinnacle of spirituality and that randomness and chaotic ecstatic behaviour were markers of the Spirit’s presence. But following on from last week, Paul wants to teach them that this chaos is not loving or spiritual.
As Paul continues to unpack the Corinthian worship gatherings, he cannot help but call them to a more excellent way than the self-promotion and power-hungry way in which they were acting… the way of love.
The Corinthians have been dragging elements and attitudes of the their broken culture into the church in order to create division. This week we see how they were elevating some gifts of the Spirit over others in order to gain ascendancy and esteem. Pastor Joe unpacks how the church is called to participate together in […]
Paul continues to address the way in which the Corinthian church gathered together. In this section of the letter he uncovers a worrying attitude with the way they shared the Lord’s Supper. It seems the Lord’s supper had become nothing more than another cause of division. Pastor Ben unpacks Paul’s challenge for us.
Many modern thinkers see passages like 1 Corinthians 11 as evidence of the archaic misogyny of the Bible and Christianity. So many of us within the church probably wish these verses weren’t in our Bibles. But let’s be brave together and wrestle with this passage because it is actually nothing like the misogyny we fear… […]
After understanding what love isn’t, what love is in Christ and how elders are supposed to lead with love, Mike Westhuyzen (Enoggera) challenges us to see how the story of Jesus frames our love for one another. Tri-Church Summit is a combined ministry of Enoggera Baptist, Grange Baptist and Rosalie Baptist.
One of the consequences of our flawed understanding of love is that we think we know how others should love us, we think we know what is best for us and so we struggle to submit to others and trust they will love us well. Joe Khan (Rosalie) shows us how God has called elders […]
Our love is inadequate… how can we know what it means to love one another? Matt Maloney (Enoggera) leads us to an intimate moment in the ministry of Jesus to see how it is that He loved His disciples (and us) in order that our love might be redeemed. Tri-Church Summit is a combined ministry […]
We have heard the words of Jesus, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” It is easy to think this is Christianity 101, that we have nailed this command… but have we? Luke Jenkin (Grange) challenges our understanding of love. Tri-Church Summit is a combined ministry […]
Right throughout this letter, Paul has been challenging the Corinthian propensity to chase after the ideals of their city rather than clinging to Christ alone. Well in chapter 10 Paul uncovers the worrying reality that their attraction to the city was more than surface level; it was idolatry. pastor Joe unpacks Paul’s warning against idols.