The Danger of Overconfidence

1 Corinthians 10:1-14

July 7, 2019 • Andy Hoot

If there’s one thing that Christians can take away from Lindsey Jacobellis, it is to not be overconfident. We have one shot at living the Christian life and we can’t ruin it by being reckless with our freedom. Lindsey at least took home the silver medal. Second place for us is eternal condemnation.

Gifts That Keep on Giving

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 • July 21, 2019 • Jan Vezikov

The greatest gifts in life are people you love and people who love you. You can have a big, beautiful house, but if you live there alone, there's an ache in your soul. The best trips are with friends. The best pictures from those trips aren't selfies. As we study 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, we see that God not only saves us, but gives us gifts to enrich the people in our life: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment, words. The greatest people use their gifts to point us to the greatest Person.

Hair Cuts and Head Coverings?

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 • July 14, 2019 • Shane Sikkema

The Apostle Paul connects some practices in the early church to the timeless principle of Headship. Headship in the home and in the church is a call to reflect God the Father's headship over God the Son, and ultimately Jesus Christ's loving sacrificial headship over His bride the Church. In a fallen and sin filled world men too often grasp at authority to serve themselves at the expense of others. In the Kingdom of God, however, Jesus shows us that authority is to be used to serve others, even at the expense of one's self.

Joyful Running

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 • June 30, 2019 • Jan Vezikov

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Holy Scripture compares the Christian life to a runner running, an athlete training, and a fighter fighting. It's easy to read the text with a performance-based-mindset and say, great, if this is how I need to succeed in my Christian life, I'll do whatever it takes to earn my salvation. But Jesus offers us rest and a race. There's a way to run restfully and joyfully. Since Jesus ran his race to the cross with joy, now we can run our race with joy as well.