Embodied Spirituality_Part 2

First Corinthians Chapters 8-11

Personal Examination in Communion

September 24, 2023 • Pastor Tiffany Ankeny • 1 Corinthians 11:27–34

We conclude our mini-series on Communion by looking at the importance of personal examination. We are called to examine ourselves for sin and unworthiness in communion, including discerning the church body, and we will see the importance of ongoing examination for community health.


September 17, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 11:23–27

Today we look at a classic passage on what is referred to as the "Lord's Supper", the "Last Supper", and "Communion". We take a deep dive into what the bread and wine symbolize and discover a reminder to withdraw and invest in community.

Abuses of Community

September 10, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 11:17–22

This week we look at the abuses of community, where the Corinthians got it wrong and where we can still get it wrong today, using community as weapon and community for consumption.

Complementary Community

September 3, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 11:2–16

In our passage today the apostle gives instruction on men and women in worship and we discuss the theology of complementarity community, the community of complementarity, and the essential culture of complementarity.

Diverse Community

August 27, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 10:23–33, 1 Corinthians 11:1

The apostle Paul returns to the idea of disputable matters in the present context of community by casting a vision for the greatest good, community over conscience, and a prescription for the loneliness around us.


August 20, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 10:14–22

The apostle Paul corrects the Corinthians practices around the Lords supper and idols and we see how complaint destroys community, the essential need for community, and the demonic nature of disunity.

Be Careful How You Commune

August 13, 2023 • Pastor Tiffany Ankeny • 1 Corinthians 10:1–13

We shift our focus to "communion" as the apostle Paul moves into a section of teaching on how to rightly commune with God and other Christians. This week we look at the importance of Christian community, how not to commune, and how communion can help overcome temptation.

Disputable Discipline

August 6, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 9:24–27

We wrap up our latest emphasis in disputable matters by talking about discipline. We will explore the indisputable need for discipline and the indisputable possibility of disqualification.

Disputable Adapting

July 30, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 9:16–23

This week in our Bible passage the Apostle Paul talks about his ministry philosophy out of which we will discuss disputable expressions of passion and methods of evangelism.

Disputable Leadership

July 23, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 9:1–15

Next in the letter to the Corinthians the apostle Paul addresses questions about his role as an apostle and we discuss disputable leadership, disputable reaping and sowing, and hindering the Gospel with disputable matters.

Disputable Matters: Don't Be A Stumbling Block

July 16, 2023 • Pastor Paul Smith • 1 Corinthians 8:9–13

We continue the conversation about disputable matters by talking through why we need to be careful with disputable matters, kinds of convictions, and sinning against Christ through our freedom.

What's Up With You?

July 9, 2023 • Pastor Hans Nelson • 1 Corinthians 8:1–10

In our passage today we delve into the idea of disputable matters. Though the cultural issues the Corinthian church was dealing with are different, from Paul's advice to them we learn that love is the goal, our purpose in life comes from God, and for unity we give up some of our rights.