Monthly Archives:: October 2010

Church Discipline

| by | Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 | Series:

Church discipline is a very unpopular subject in our modern “feel good” Christianity, but it is clearly taught in Scripture. In 1 Corinthians 5 Paul goes to great lengths to teach the need, method, reason, and sphere of church discipline. May God grant us “ears to hear” as we search His Holy Word on this vital subject!

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What About Lawsuits In The Church?

| by | Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 | Series:

The United States spends $250 billion annually on the costs of lawsuits, equalling 2% of its Gross Domestici Product. Our sue-happy culture has infected the Church so that often Christians take other Christians to court. What is God’s will concerning lawsuits among believers? Find out in this message.

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Glorify God In Your Body!

| by | Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 | Series:

In this passage, Paul deals with the last problem reported to him from Chloe’s people — that of men in the church going to prostitutes. What does God have to say about the proper us of our bodies? What does God’s Word have to say about sexual immorality? What are Biblical motivations for holy living regarding the use of our bodies? Find out in this message!

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God’s Will Concerning Sex In Marriage

| by | Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 | Series:

There was a group of married believers in Corinth who believed that it was more “spiritual” to remain celibate in their marriage than enjoying normal physical relations. Tune in to see what God’s will is for married couples concerning their sexual relationship.

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God’s Will Regarding Marriage For Various Believers

| by | Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:8-16 | Series:

In this passage the apostle Paul gives spiritual counsel to 3 groups of believers: the unmarried, believers married to believers, and believers married to unbelievers. Admittedly there are some difficult and thorny problems in this section of Scripture when it comes to interpretation, but the rewards of careful study here give light on this difficult issue. The church has struggled with understanding and applying Paul’s counsel in this section for hundreds of years. I guess we’ll contribute our 2 cents to the whole!

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