1 Corinthians

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The imperfect church: a way forward

How bad can things get in a local church? In Corinth there was division between believers, immorality tolerated, confusion, and law-suits. They thought gifts were a sign of everything in the Christian life when they are a sign of nothing! Graces are everything. There were problems, yet Paul never urged anyone to leave. The Lord sent them a letter. They were meant to read it, apply it and get every last problem resolved. We have the same letter in our hands today to use in the same way.

speakersm3 Five encouraging truths about every church
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
speakersm3 Pride and division: nonsense in the church
1 Corinthians 1:10-2:5
speakersm3 What will cure any problem, in any church at any time?
1 Corinthians 2
speakersm3 Preachers! What should we think of them?
1 Corinthians 3-4
speakersm3 Sin! How should we respond to it
1 Corinthians 5-6
speakersm3 To be or not to be married? that is the question!
1 Corinthians 7
speakersm3 What motivates you in decision-making? Are you willing to give up your liberties to glorify God and be a blessing to others
1 Corinthians 8
speakersm3  What motivates you in decision-making? Are you willing to give up your rights to glorify God and be a blessing to others?
1 Corinthians 9
speakersm3 What motivates you in decision-making? Are you willing to give up your sins to glorify God and be a blessing to others?
1 Corinthians 10
speakersm3 A vital principle in our worship together: let everything be done decently and in order –
1 Corinthians 11-14
speakersm3 A vital principle in our worship together: let everything be done decently and in order – there is a distinction between gifts and graces
1 Corinthians 12
speakersm3 A vital principle in our worship together: let everything be done decently and in order –  gifts say nothing about our spiritual life, graces says everything
1 Corinthians 13
speakersm3 A vital principle in our worship together: let everything be done decently and in order –  pursue graces
1 Corinthians 14
speakersm3 Believer, you will have victory over death.
1 Corinthians 15
speakersm3 The imperfect church is still to be a loving church
1 Corinthians 16