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08 - The Judgment Of Christians

1 Corinthians 3:10-17

March 21, 2021 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Every Christian will one day stand by before "Judge Jesus" in what the Bible calls "The Judgment Seat of Christ." Our works will be tested by God in the crucible of judgement to see if they were made of the right stuff or not—that is, if they were done with the right motive and for the right purpose. And whether our works are commended or condemned by God, whether they prove to be made out of gold, silver, and precious stone, or are just wood, hay, and straw, the security of our salvation is not in play. Therefore, "let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up" (Gal. 6:9).

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29 - Spiritual Gifts

October 24, 2021 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann • 1 Corinthians 12:1–11

All Christians, without exception or distinction, have an important role to play in the church; a role in which only they can fulfill. A person's natural talents and spiritual gifting may serve them well in their secular pursuits. But those must be secondary to their involvement in God’s work. It is God’s will for believers to exercise their spiritual gifts—invest their talents rather than bury them—for the common good of God's people. Do you know what your spiritual gift is? And are you using it for the glory of God?

01 - Introduction: Pitfalls Of An Imperfect Church

January 31, 2021 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

The one theme that drives everything Paul writes in 1 CORINTHIANS is the gospel. One way to define the gospel is that Jesus lived, died, and rose again for sinners and that, through Jesus Christ, God saves those who come to Him in repentance and faith. That's the gospel. That's the good news. And it permeates the entire letter. Christ crucified. Christ risen. Sinners forgiven. The gospel solves every issue Paul addresses in 1 CORINTHIANS.

02 - The Sainthood Of Believers

February 7, 2021 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

As Christians, we are no longer condemned by God as sinners but are declared holy by God as saints. And since our new nature in Christ is holy, Scripture teaches, our living should be also be holy. That Paul referred to the carnal believers at Corinth as saints gives us hope (since they were anything but saintly in their conduct). It tells us that the title saint has nothing whatsoever to do with one’s spiritual maturity or deeds. Paul called them saints because that’s who the Corinthians were (as well as all believers) by calling and position.