Category Archives: 07 First Corinthians

Survey of the Pentateuch: Law and Grace (Sunday School, July 2nd, 2017)

Topic: Law and Grace

Speaker: Ryan Martin

Section: 6

Service: Sunday School

Date: July 2nd, 2017

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The Church at Corinth & the Glory of God (Worship Service, September 25th, 2016)

Title: The Church at Corinth and the Glory of God (Final Sermon on 1st Corinthians)

Passage: 1st Corinthians

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin,

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: September 25th, 2016

Before leaving 1 Corinthians, this sermon will take us through 1 Corinthians one more time, not on a detail level but with a bird’s eye view of the entire book. Having studied the messages of the individual parts, I now want us to see the book as a whole.

 

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A Loving Benediction (Worship Service, September 11th, 2016)

Title: A Loving Benediction

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:23-24

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: September 11th, 2016

The theme of the final verses of 1 Corinthians is love. We saw it first in the imperative in v 14: Let all that you do be done in love. We are to be people characterized by an exhaustive love for God and others, a love that touches all that we do. As Christians, we are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves.

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A Loving Church Part 3 (Worship Service, September 4th, 2016)

Title: A Loving Church

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:21-22

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: September 4th, 2016

The theme of the final verses of 1 Corinthians is love. We saw it first in the imperative in v 14: Let all that you do be done in love. We are to be people characterized by an exhaustive love for God and others, a love that touches all that we do. As Christians, we are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves.

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A Loving Church Part 2 (Worship Service, August 28, 2016)

Title: A Loving Church

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:19-20

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: August 28th, 2016

Love at the heart of Paul’s conclusion to these Christians. This morning, I will consider closely Paul’s words in v 14, but then use it as the overarching imperative for the rest of the book. The big point of the conclusion of 1 Corinthians is Christians must do all they do in love. The end of this chapter shows how we love as Christians.

 

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A Loving Church Part 1 (Worship Service, August 21, 2016)

Title: A Loving Church

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:14-18

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: August 21st, 2016

Love at the heart of Paul’s conclusion to these Christians. This morning, I will consider closely Paul’s words in v 14, but then use it as the overarching imperative for the rest of the book. The big point of the conclusion of 1 Corinthians is Christians must do all they do in love. The end of this chapter shows how we love as Christians.

Christians must do all they do in love. How? Five ways:

  1. Love Your Leaders Respectfully (15-18)

 

 

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Summing It All Up (Worship Service, August 7, 2016)

Title: Summing It All Up

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: August 7th, 2016

The two verses contain are punchy, short commands that seem to flow with a kind of hurried earnestness. This is Paul getting in his last words with urgency and brevity. Looking closely, we find Paul’s words sum up the big ideas of 1 Corinthians as a whole. Moreover, the sort of commands that Paul gives to these Christians who lived in a secular, idolatrous city like Corinth transfer very easily over to our own lives as believers today. The commands sum up they can remain faithful to Christ in the future. The message is simple: Christians must remain committed to Jesus Christ.

 

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The Work of the Lord Part 2 (Worship Service, July 31, 2016)

Title: The Work of the Lord

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:5-12 Part 2

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: July 31, 2016

 

As Paul evangelized sinners and edified saints by preaching Christ crucified, he considered himself God’s fellow worker. In this text, we see the way he went about this in practice. The main point here is that Christian ministers must be faithful to the NT pattern of ministry. This is not only true for Christian ministers, but true for believers who serve the body of Christ with their gifts, for each of us have a responsibility to be making disciples through the word of God. This passage contains several lessons about the work of the Lord.

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The Work of the Lord (Worship Service, July 24, 2016)

Title: The Work of the Lord

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:5-12

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: July 24, 2016

Just as last week we gleaned some marks of healthy church life from Paul’s remarks concerning the collection, this week we see marks of faithfulness to the Lord’s work from Paul’s incidental remarks concerning his travels. If I could sum up the main point in vv. 5-12, it would be, Christian ministers must be faithful to the NT pattern of ministry. Although Paul’s ministry as an Apostle differs from that of pastors today, in Paul’s plans for himself, Timothy, and Apollos we can learn several sound lessons still applicable for those who do the work of the Lord as Paul did.

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The “Therefore” of the Resurrection (Worship Service, July 10, 2016)

Title: The “Therefore” of the Resurrection

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:58

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: July 10, 2016

Do not mistake the brevity of v. 58 to mean that the practical consequences of the resurrection are not weighty. On the contrary, the resurrection has world-changing results in this life, leaving aside all that it means for us in eternity. Here’s the main point: You must live consistently with the reality of the resurrection. If Christ is alive, and if Christ will really raise you, then you should live differently. Paul gives us two great responses to the doctrine of the resurrection:

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