Dr David Petts is an international speaker and author who is best known for his 27 years as Principal at Mattersey Hall Bible College and his in-depth but easily understood teaching on the Holy Spirit. Now retired, he enjoys preaching locally and sometimes further afield. These podcasts are your opportunity to experience Dr Petts' teaching first hand!
1 Corinthians 15 - The Certainty of Our Resurrection and Final Victory over Death
Last time: The certainty of Christ’s resurrection.
This time: The certainty of our resurrection and of final victory over death.
(1 Corinthians 15)
1 Corinthians 15 - The Certainty of the Resurrection of Christ
1 Corinthians 15 is a masterpiece of literary logic in defence of this fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith.
1 Corinthians 12-14
1 Corinthians 11 to 14 are the only chapters in the New Testament that deal specifically with the subject of public worship.
Of course the Corinthian culture was very different from ours today. But what principles can we learn that will guide us in our worship today? We’ll begin by outlining Paul’s purpose in these chapters.
1 Corinthians 11 - The Lord's Supper
1 Corinthians was written before the Gospels and so this is the first written account of the events that instituted the Lord’s Supper. One of our greatest problems is that we are very familiar with at least part of this passage and our understanding has been conditioned by its liturgical setting.
1 Corinthians 11 - Women and Men in Worship
Paul leaves the matter of meat offered to idols and turns his attention to the subject of public worship. This important theme occupies the next four chapters which deal with head-coverings, the Lord’s Supper and the right use of spiritual gifts in all of which the over-riding consideration must be love. He opens his discussion with the matter of head-coverings.
1 Corinthians 10: 14 - 11: 1 - No Going to Idol Temples
As we have seen in recent talks, in chapter 8 Paul brought out the general principle that there are some things that are quite lawful but from which we should abstain for the sake of weaker Christians.
This theme is partly continued in chapter 9 where he points out that he has certain rights as an apostle which he has not claimed.
The same line of thought dominates the second part of chapter 10, which includes a strong prohibition against attendance at cultic meals.