Flee From Idolatry – 1 Corinthians 10 (sermon audio)

When Paul was asked a question about idolatry, he first dealt with it in terms of influence before others (1 Cor. 8-9), but in Chapter 10, he moves to deal specifically with the question of idolatry itself, and why Christians should not be involved in it in any way. While pagan idolatry may not be something we deal with as commonly in the church today, there are some principles we can apply that will help us to “do all to the glory of God.”

All Things to All Men – 1 Corinthians 9 (sermon audio)

It is certainly a good thing to take advantage of the rights and freedoms that we have. However, as Christians, we must also take others into account, and realize that sometimes, it may be better to temporarily surrender our rights for the sake of our brethren. This is the example Paul gave, as he explains in 1 Corinthians 9

Be of the Same Mind – 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 (sermon audio)

One of the key issues Paul deals with in the letter of 1 Corinthians is the need for unity within the body of Christ.  Christians cannot be divided if we hope to reach the world with the gospel.  Our Lord prayed for unity among believers in John 17, so that the world would know that he was sent by the Father.  When the church is divided, not only is it sinful, but it robs us of our effectiveness in reaching the world with the gospel of Christ.

The Gospel Centered Life – Philippians 1

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest news that has ever been heard.  It is central to the life of a Christian, and must be our focus in all that we do.  Paul appreciated how the Philippian church was involved in the spreading of the gospel, and he gives instruction to live as those who have been called by the gospel.