Whatever It Takes

Text: John 4:43-54 Theme: Sometimes Jesus did signs and wonders to help people believe in Him. Key verses: “…There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, ...

Yet We Missed His Brilliance

16. January 2016 1 Corinthians, John 0
Text: John 1:14-34 Theme: The Son of God may be among us yet not recognizable to us. Key verses: “So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son” (v. 14). ...

Back to the Basics of Fear, Knowledge & Discipline

07. February 2015 1 Corinthians 0
Text: Proverbs 1:1-7 Theme: There are many beneifts to fearing God and knowing His Word. Key verses: “The proverbs of Solomon…for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair” (v. 1-3). “The fear of The Lord is the beginning ...

Contrary to Popular Living

Text: Galatians 5:16-18 Theme: The only way to overcome our worldly nature is to live by the Spirit. Key verses: “…live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful ...

The Need for Orderly Participation in the Worship Service

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:26-33 Theme: Everything done in the church should edify others, not bring chaotic confusion. Key verses: “How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, as a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.” (v. 26) ...

The Place of Tongues in the Church

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:13-25 Theme: God gave the gift of tongues for non-believers — not to be exercised among other believers. Key verses: “Therefore let him who speaks pray that he may interpret.” (v. 13) “I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding.” (v. 15) “I thank God I ...

The Priority of Edifying Others

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:1-12 Theme: Our greatest desire and purpose in worship should be to edify and exhort others in the Church. Key verses: “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.” (v. 1) “He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, ...

Major on Love

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:27 – 13:13 Theme: Nothing else matters if we don’t love. Key verses: “…eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.” (12:31) “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong…If I have ...