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05 - The Foolishness Of God (Part 2)

1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5

February 28, 2021 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

A person might be financially poor, according to the world’s standards, but if they know the Lord they are counted as spiritually rich, according to God’s standards. A person might be dismissed as a 'nobody,' in the eyes of the world, but if they know the Lord then they are counted as a 'somebody' in the eyes of God. God is most glorified when uses the world’s 'nobodies' as His 'somebodies' to tell everybody about somebody named Jesus Christ.

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28 - Communion: Sanctity vs. Sacrilege

October 17, 2021 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann • 1 Corinthians 11:17–34

The church in Corinth followed the custom of having love feasts. But after an hour or two of eating and drinking, what was supposed to be a spiritual, godly, fellowship meal would turn into a party of alcoholism and excess. This was sacrilegious; an outrageous violation of something sacred. And when it comes to the God of the Bible, He takes a very, very, very, dim view of sacrilege. So much so, in fact, that it’s not beneath Him to actually take the life of a person who commits it—be it a believer or an unbeliever. Sadly, this was something that the Corinthians learned firsthand.

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.