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This morning we enter a new section of the book of 1 Corinthians. Up to this point, Paul has been dealing with the sins of the Corinthian congregation that had been reported to him. But now, beginning in chapter 7, he begins answering the questions this congregation had written to him about and this is […]

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Empty Marriage-Genesis 2; 1 Corinthians

Today we come to the end of our Empty sermon series. So far we’ve seen that: -When we FOLLOW OUR DREAMS instead of living God’s dreams for our lives – we will end up EMPTY. -When we follow RELIGION instead of following Christ – we will end up EMPTY. -When we try to find CONTENTMENT in […]

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Empty Checkbook-Matthew 6:19-24

Good morning! Welcome back to our Empty sermon series. We’ve been talking about how we can have the type of life that we were meant to live. A life that is fulfilling and purposeful – a life that avoids the common pitfalls that lead to feelings of emptiness and despair. So far we’ve seen that […]

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Good morning! I’m so glad you’ve chosen to come to church on Easter Sunday! Easter is always such a great day – a day of celebration and joy. I hope you’ve experienced or at least witnessed that joy here this morning. We are excited and joyful today because it’s the day we celebrate the resurrection […]

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Empty Dreams – Luke 19; Romans 12

The settlers of Jamestown and Plymouth believed in it. Our forefathers framed it. Bill Gates personifies it. Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day and just about every other musician describes it. Thousands of people storm our borders each year to get a slice of it. The American Dream. Our culture promises that if you will […]

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Last week in chapter 5 Paul taught the church how to deal with a specific situation of sexual immorality within the church, and in the midst of that he taught them about the importance of purity in the body of Christ and how to maintain that purity through church discipline. Paul taught them that it […]

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Protecting the Church through Holiness So far Paul has dealt with the church’s division and their idolatry of worldly wisdom, both of which would serve to destroy the church (3:17) if they continued. Now, in chapter 5, he turns to another issue that had the ability to destroy the church and nullify its reason for […]

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A Call For Humility – 1 Corinthians 4

Misplaced Confidence Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager? Don’t you miss those days? Of course I’m not referring to awkward first dates, or acne, or the drama of school friendships, I’m mainly thinking of the ability to know everything. Don’t you miss that? Man, I used to be so smart […]

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Unity in Christ – 1 Corinthians 3

Confronting Spiritual Immaturity (vv. 1-9) Paul has been focused on wisdom since 1:17 because that was one of the primary worldly idols of the Corinthian church. He has explained that: -God didn’t send him to them with human wisdom lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power (1:17, 2:1) -The world could not […]

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