1 Corinthians

Jan–Dec 2019

Becoming Who You Are

1 Corinthians 15:35-49 • September 22, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

The hope of the resurrection is found not only in eternal life but in eternal life that thrives… Paul gives a picture of our future bodies being raised in power, bodies that are transformed into the image of the resurrected Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15:35-49; Romans 8:10-11; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:20-21, 2:12-13; Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:58

Life After Life After Death

1 Corinthians 15:12-34 • September 15, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

What we believe about the future shapes how we live in the here and now. The resurrection is a core doctrine and without it, Christianity loses any sense of power, truth, eternality or substance, it unifies, motivates sexual purity, empowers us to love and gives us hope for victory over death. 1 Corinthians 15:12-34; Romans 5:12, 17; Philippians 1:21-25; Revelation 6:9-11, 21:1-5

The Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 • September 8, 2019 • Garrison Wash

At the core of the Gospel is Jesus dying for sins, being buried and raised on the third day. In those key moments in history lies the power of God for salvation. Our whole eternity is dependent on the atoning work of Jesus and his victory over sin and death. We need this message and Paul makes sure that no Corinthian proceeds without this critical reminder of God’s grace through Jesus


1 Corinthians 14 • September 1, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

The primary purpose of manifestations of the Spirit is to build up the body, the potential exists for us to use the gifts for our own benefit and that ends up bringing confusion into the mix. How we serve in the gathering (in church) should be guided by the principle of what is helpful to whoever might be in the room (outsiders are present). 1 Corinthians 14; Acts 2:1-13, 10:44-46, 19:1-10; Philippians 2:4-11


1 Corinthians 14 • August 25, 2019 • Tom Logue

What is prophecy? How do we use prophecy? Are there rules, guides, or instructions from Scripture? Tom Logue, the Lead Pastor of Restore Temecula, unpacks this gift and how it's useful for the building up of the church.

When You Come Together...

1 Corinthians 14 • August 11, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

When we gather, we all have something to contribute - but that contribute should always build up the church and be in pursuit of love for God, one another, and the outside world.

A Culture of Love (Bert Alcorn)

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 • August 4, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

Love is the prevailing lens for the church community to exist in. The status of Spiritual people (those animated by the spirit) is authenticated and marked by love. Grace-gifts are temporal and Love extends into eternity, thus must control all our actions and thoughts.

The Greatest is Love (Garrison Wash)

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 • August 4, 2019 • Garrison Wash

Love is the prevailing lens for the church community to exist in. The status of Spiritual people (those animated by the spirit) is authenticated and marked by love. Grace-gifts are temporal and Love extends into eternity, thus must control all our actions and thoughts.

The Body

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 • July 28, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

By design, the body is both unified and diverse--Unified under the work of Christ and the ministry of the Spirit, but diverse in that many people contribute in many different ways and the body is dependent on these varied contributions.

Stuff the Spirit Does

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 • July 21, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

Paul has just finished multiple sections on the ways that the church can “destroy” the temple of God and now he is talking about how the members can begin to build up the body of Christ by the power of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:16-18

How To Not Mess Up Communion

1 Corinthians 11:17-34 • July 14, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

The church body in Corinth has misunderstood the purpose, value, and blessing of the Lord’s Supper and in abusing it are creating a Gospel issue as it relates to the understanding of Jesus’ sacrifice. 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; Pasalm 139:23-24

Head Coverings, Etc.

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 • July 7, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

Don’t do things that will make your brother or sister stumble, rather in everything we do, live and worship in a way that builds them up and glorifies God. – 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7-8, 15, 19-25; John 3:30; 1 Corinthians 10:23

Doing All To The Glory of God

1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1 • June 30, 2019 • Kyle Ripley

In humility, we make day to day, moment to moment decisions to honor God as we go through life. Paul offers himself as a picture of one seeking to live a faithful life.

Dining With Demons

1 Corinthians 10:14–22 • June 23, 2019 • Kevin Marsden

Worship of God is exclusive - one cannot worship God and "dine with demons". Paul's stern warning against idol worship shows us the importance of an undivided heart, in an undivided community in undivided worship.

Living in the Tension of the Fear of God and the Love of God

1 Corinthians 10:1-14 • June 16, 2019 • Bert Alcorn

Paul shows how the community of Israel, established by God and given gifts by God, still sinned and was judged. Because of that, it gives the Christians in Corinth an example, and us as well, of what not to do. Dependence on God and his faithfulness, not on us, our abilities or experiences, will help us endure temptation, defeat sin, and live the life Jesus has set out for us.   This is the audio podcast from Bert's sermon at Anthem Camarillo.