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Sinners and Saints: an Introduction

I Corinthians 1:1-9

September 10, 2022 • Tim Cain • 1 Corinthians 1:1–9

The Corinthian church was a mess. They were tolerating sexual immorality, they were suing each other, they were getting drunk on communion, some were teaching that there is no bodily resurrection and they were using the spiritual gifts God has given them to make them feel superior to others. It was church filled with conflict and compromise. And yet Paul calls them “Holy” and declares that Jesus will sustain them until the end, guiltless on the day of Christ Jesus. How can Paul talk like this to a people that were so sinful? Why did he feel like this was the best way to address them? In this sermon we will seek to answer these and other questions.

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Not in Vain

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If you have a worldview "under the sun" it seems like everything is vanity and a striving after wind. That is certainly how life often feels. Our labor is not always fruitful or lasting. Hurt, disappointment, unmet expectations, lost dreams, and failure are part of our shared human experience in this fallen world. However, the gospel flips all of that upside down! Jesus has been raised from the dead and so we have the assurance that in the Lord our labor is not in vain! 

Death’s Defeat!

May 11, 2024 • Tim Cain • 1 Corinthians 15:50–57

Have you ever longed to see death destroyed? Think of all of the havoc death has wreaked and the pain that it has caused. Well in I Corinthians 15 Paul points us towards a day where death will be no more. A day where the one who seemed to swallow everything in his path will be swallowed up in victory.

The Nature of the Resurrection

April 27, 2024 • Tim Cain • 1 Corinthians 15:35–39

Have you ever wondered how it could be possible for bodies that are buried and decay to ever be raised to life again? The idea almost seems inconceivable. And even if it were possible, do we really want to be stuck in our bodies forever? These are a few of the questions that Paul addresses in these verses. Let’s see what he has to say.