Paul’s fatherly love and concern for the Corinthian church leads him to uncover a heinous sin that is flourishing in the life of one of their members. But Paul will spend most of his time not berating the sinner, but challenging the church’s response to him. In this message we examine how the church needs […]
Everyone loves to win. Everyone loves a winner. So in the church, we generally want to think that we are winning in the world. And we want our leaders to win in the world as well, to gain influence and respect. But Paul challenges this ideal as he unpacks what the life of the Apostles […]
Pride has a way of making us think we are better than we are. This also impacts the way we view our faith… we all tend to think we are more mature or spiritual than others. This was certainly the case in Corinth, as the various factions each believed they were better Christians than the […]
People strive for success by seeking out every bit of information and instruction they can find in the world. The church in Corinth was seeking the success of the church through seeking the wisdom of Corinthian society. Paul redirects their focus to the foolish message of the cross, the true wisdom of God.
It is hard for us to imagine the message of Jesus being considered as weak and foolish… but that is exactly how people received it in the city of Corinth. How can anybody worship a crucified leader? But Paul never departed from this foolish message, and he calls us to cling to it as well.
Today we begin a new series in the book of 1 Corinthians. We start by looking at Paul’s joy concerning the conversion of the Corinthian believers, but also his sorrow at divisions that had appeared between them.
As we continue looking at ancient truths of the Christian faith and how understanding them can frame how we embark on a new year, Ben Peacock unpacks the stunning truth that our future is sure in Jesus.
We continue our Old Truth for a New Year series by looking at the glorious truth that Jesus is our all satisfying rest. Pastor Joe looks at how this truth can frame our year.
As we think about 2019 and all it holds in store for us, I reckon most of us would be hoping that it doesn’t hold suffering, trial or weakness. Rightfully, we don’t like the thought that a New Year might bring stuff that will make our lives hard. But what if it does? Pastor Joe […]
Peter Muller helps us reflect deeply on the beauty and wonder of the God’s gift to us in Jesus.