Honor God with Our Bodies

19. November 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 Theme: Honor God with your body. Key verses: “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Kingdom of God?” (v. 9a) “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and ...

Lawsuits Among Believers

13. November 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:1-7 Theme: It is better to be cheated by another believer than to go to court in front of non-believers. Key verses: “If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? (v. 1) “Therefore, if you have disputes ...

Saints Judging Saints

10. November 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corintihians 5 Theme: We are to judge those in the body of Christ and deal with them scripturally and appropriately. Key verses: “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you…A man has his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have been filled with grief and have put out ...

Seeking No Comfort or Credit

06. November 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 4:8-17 Theme: Paul warns us against arrogance and comfort in what God has given us. Key verses: “We (apostles) are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored!” (v. 10) “When we are cursed, we bless; when we ...

No Reason to Boast in Men

03. November 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6-7 Theme: Paul wanted us to understand why we shouldn’t boast in other people or in ourselves. Key verses: “I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, ‘Do not go beyond what is written.’ Then you will ...

Consciences Can’t Be Trusted

24. October 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Theme: Only God can judge our true hidden motives. Key verses: “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” (v. 2) “…indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who ...

Putting Us In Our Place

21. October 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 Theme: We do not need to vie for position or find our identity in certain people since we belong to Christ. Key verses: “If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a ‘fool’ so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of ...

God’s Temple Now

10. October 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Theme: We are God’s temple, so don’t mess with it. Key verses: “…you yourselves are God’s temple and…God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.” What God said to me: Dwayne, I don’t need to ...

Careful How We Build

08. October 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 Theme: Building into others’ lives requires careful and correct materials and blueprints. Key verses: “I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.” (v. 10b) “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one ...

Grow Up! We’re All Just Servants

07. October 2008 1 Corinthians 0
Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Theme: We need to see ourselves and our leaders as God sees us — as His servants, each doing his own part. Key verses: “Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly — mere infants in Christ.” (v. 1) “For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, ...