Things That Are Not — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 4

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In the world, people often measure how they’re doing compared to the people around them. And, often, they act that way in the church too. What’s wrong with that? And what can be done about it? Pastor Luke teaches from 1 Corinthians 1:16–31 in “Things That Are Not,” the concluding message in his series “1 Corinthians 1.” Continue reading “Things That Are Not — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 4”

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SCANDAL — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 3

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What should we do in response to evil? The answer to that question is near the heart of the Gospel, according to the Apostle Paul. We can answer it by looking to see what God did. But you might not like it. Pastor Luke preaches from 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 in “SCANDAL,” part 3 of his 4-part series “1 Corinthians 1.” Continue reading “SCANDAL — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 3”

Which Team Are You On? — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 2

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Two thousand years ago, Paul was alarmed to learn that the Corinthian church was developing factions that argued with each other. When it happens today, we may be depressed, but we aren’t surprised. But Paul also told the church what to do about their factions. What can he teach us? Pastor Luke preaches from 1 Corinthians 1:10–17 in “Which Team Are You On?,” part 2 of his 4-part series “1 Corinthians 1.” Continue reading “Which Team Are You On? — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 2”

I Give Thanks — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 1

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The Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in the Greek city of Corinth is like a menu for every type of dysfunction a church could experience. It might be surprising, then, how Paul begins that letter: by giving thanks for how God had blessed the church. Pastor Luke teaches from 1 Corinthians 1:1–10 in “I Give Thanks,” the first message in a new series “1 Corinthians 1.” Continue reading “I Give Thanks — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 1”

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