Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Unity Versus Uniformity

How can the church maintain “unity” without sacrificing justice and a firm commitment to beliefs or practices that seem essential to life grounded in the Gospel?

To the Church of God in Pacific Beach

We look forward to diving into some tough questions together as we draw alongside Paul, the church in Corinth and one another to be guided and inspired by the Holy Spirit, holding us all.

Seeking the Face of Jesus

Together with Tim we explore our human attempt to create a portrait of Jesus throughout Western art history, and the different forms it takes on.

Phun with Physics Philosophy and Phaith

Come and enjoy the “Phun” as Pat Walker journeys with us through the various mysteries in Physics, Philosophy and “Phaith.” With a pinch of humor, a shake of meaning, and a cup of faith, Pat walks with us as someone trying to understand and be thankful for it all. 

Catch

After a demoralizing night of attempted fishing, Jesus instructs Simon to go back out into the deep waters and drop his nets for a catch. Miraculously, Simon pulls in such an abundance of fish that other boats and fisherfolks come to his aid.

God Gives the Growth

In this Sunday’s text, Paul suggests to the church in Corinth that attachments to a particular human leader, to a particular position, or a particular building may be a misdirection of our focus when we should instead grow our attachment to God.

With a Demonstration

We are continuing the series Somos del Señor guided by Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth. Over these last several weeks, we have explored Paul’s reminder that—even in our differences—God continues to call and empower us all. Paul’s words in this text challenge us to show that we are changed by God’s Spirit. Are we doing it? Are we living the gospel with our whole selves at all times?

Consider Your Call

This week’s text takes a number of twists and turns and seems to conflate wisdom and foolishness. Could it be possible that Paul is suggesting that we are called to foolishness?

Same Mind & Same Purpose

In the text for this Sunday, Paul very clearly addresses the reality of division in the church. As members and participants in a United Methodist Church, we may find this particularly poignant today. Yet, Paul reminds his readers that we belong to Christ.

You Are Not Lacking

This week’s text is the introduction to Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth. Paul identifies himself and expresses gratitude. In doing so, Paul reminds his audience of our unity in Christ Jesus.
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