What can God do with a church that has incest, prostitution, and infighting when they think they are the most spiritually powerful group of their generation. From speaking in tongues to the supreme charisma of love, these messages will enable you and your church to discover Christ’s priorities for local church life.
Conclusion: Paul’s Travels-Part II (1 Cor 16:5-24)
When the weather turns cold and snowy in March, do you ever dream of the day when you can retire and buy a condo in Florida? The next few minutes could keep you from making the tragic mistake of living your life with totally wrong dreams!
Conclusion: Paul’s Travels-Part I (1 Cor 16:5-24)
Suppose one hundred years from now one of your great, great grandchildren is rummaging around in the attic and found a box of letters that you had written. As they read these letters what would they conclude about what was important in your life? We have been studying a personal letter written by the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians and are coming to the conclusion of the book. You can almost hear the Apostle Paul scribbling quickly to get some last minute details to the Corinthians…
Giving God’s Way (1 Cor 16:1-4)
We all know that death and taxes are inevitable, and when it comes to paying taxes out of a dry bank account, it sometimes feels like death. Unlike many countries in Europe, the USA has no state church and giving to the church is your choice. What does God’s word actually teach us about the way the Lord wants us to give to support His work?
Trudging or Abounding-Part II (1 Cor 15:50-58)
Our American culture places tremendous stress upon appearance, but all the Maybelline, Clinic, and weight machines can’t overcome the invasion of time against our vitality. This is not a call to throw away cosmetics or the exercise routines but it is time to face the fact that we need a hope in the future that our life existence will not end in the skeletal dust of the grave.
Trudging or Abounding-Part I (1 Cor 15:50-58)
Description:“If this life is all there is, then why do it?” I’ve got some great news. Life is not meaningless. Your work can add up to something, but it is all contingent on getting a perspective that moves beyond trying to get everything to add up from just the ten, forty, or eighty years we spend here on earth.
Full Bloom-Part II (1 Cor 15:35-49)
One fact of human existence that we all try and ignore is that none of us can drink from the Fountain of Youth. Phil Simms and Troy Aikman might comment on the Super Bowl, but they do not play in it. This kind of talk can get real depressing except for one fact. I know someone who has beaten and can help us to outdistance time.