Truth Over Tribe

1 Corinthians 1-4 – A Gospel Lens for Unity in the Local Church

Gospel Fathers

March 26, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 4:8–21

As Paul wraps up his plea against division in the Church, popular cultural lies and Jesus-truth continue to collide. Paul speaks in a deeply personal, Fatherly tone, with masterful encouragement, reminders and warnings that the Church still desperately needs today.

What We've Received

March 19, 2023 • Rob Garey • 1 Corinthians 4:1–7

Our maturity in Christ is determined by what we receive, not by what we earn.

Time to Build

March 12, 2023 • Zach Hendricks • 1 Corinthians 3:10–23

Jesus is the unshakeable foundation of the Church, and it’s up to us to decide how we will build upon His finished work. We are His holy temple — a people called to build, knowing that He dwells with us.

Wisdom, Maturity, & Belonging

February 26, 2023 • Dan Challapalli • 1 Corinthians 3:1–9

Who do we belong to? Spiritual maturity is shown by a right understanding of belonging and allegiance. While the world says, “My tribe is my god, and to it I devote my entire self,” a Spirit-reliant person says “God is my tribe, and to him I devote my entire self.”

True Spiritual Depth

February 19, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 2

We are more like the Corinthians than we might expect; especially in our unexamined promotion of beauty, eloquence, power and popularity. In this ancient but relevant text, Paul contrasts these values with the mysterious “depths of God,” revealing that God’s wisdom leads Him to wildly different pursuits and tactics. We would be wise and fulfilled to follow His lead in seeking true spiritual depth.

The Right Way to Boast

February 12, 2023 • Brian McCormack • 1 Corinthians 1:26–30

God’s plan to save the world: a message it will call foolish, delivered by people it will call foolish. This way there will never be any confusion who should get the credit as all things are made new. So, we resist all temptations to boast in ourselves, and seize every opportunity to boast in him instead.

The God Who Died

February 5, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 1:18–25

Corinthian “wisdom” was an arrogant clog in the hearts and minds of many in ancient times and still is today, preventing some from seeing the power and wisdom of God on a cross — the controversial idea that seems “foolish” to the watching world but is, in reality, the truth at the very heart of real freedom and joy.

You Can Hang Your Hat on the Cross

January 29, 2023 • Brian McCormack • 1 Corinthians 1:10–17

In Corinth, divisive cultural norms had found their way into the church. Sadly, similar dynamics are still common 2000 years later. Good news — there is a Name glorious enough to unite even the most diverse groups of people.

Calling and Confirmation: An Anchor Start

January 22, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 1:1–9

As we begin a brand new series on Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian church, we take a moment to explore the background and context in order to see why this ancient letter remains so powerfully relevant today and how Paul’s opening prayer can still form an immovable anchor point for the journey of our soul.