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What is the church? Who can be in the church? Is the church merely a collection of people with shared interest in spiritual things, like a social club or a hobby group? Is it a group of people who couldn’t make it on their own, and so they collectively pool their strengths and resources to cope with life in this world? And is membership in a local church an optional benefit, or a necessity? Can…
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Please open your bibles this morning to 1 Corinthians chapter 4. The text to which I’d like to focus our attention this morning is found in the end of chapter 4 of 1st Corinthians. Paul has been correcting the Corinthian church for their inflated view of themselves. They were acting in appropriately, blinded by their...
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The text to which I would like to call your attention this morning is 1 Corinthians 4:6-7. We’re continuing our study through this letter written nearly two thousand years ago to a struggling church in a Greek city called Corinth. Corinth, if you will recall from earlier in our study, is a very cosmopolitan city....
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NB: This sermon was preached on Orphan Care Sunday 2019 at Morningview Baptist Church (11/10/2019). Good evening. Please turn with me in your bibles to the 23rd chapter of the book of Proverbs. Proverbs chapter 23. We continue tonight in our study of the book of Proverbs, the bible’s preeminent source for practical, real-life, nitty...
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The first three chapters contained Paul’s arguments against divisions in the young Greek church. But Paul now is transitioning to defending his own work among them. The Corinthians were maligning Paul as weak, as unimpressive, as nothing special, and therefore they wanted to move past him. They were, perhaps, grateful for his initial work among...
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NB: This is the rough manuscript (most of which was) preached to a Men’s Fellowship at Morningview Baptist Church on 5/16/2021. If the Lord wills, I hope to fill it out and preach it as a full sermon one day. I hope it is a blessing. Some lessons tend to be a little deeper, a little...
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Good morning. Please turn with me in your bibles to 1st Corinthians in the New Testament. The text to which I would like to turn our attention this morning is found in the end of 1st Corinthians chapter 3. 1st Corinthians chapter 3. It is a joy to return again to our study of this...
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This morning we will be taking a slight detour from our regular verse-by-verse study through 1st Corinthians in order to center our attention on a topic that the Pastors feel is worth our focused study. And that is the topic of Evangelism. Last year when we released our latest vision statement, which is an attempt...
In an artistic representation, King Solomon dedicates the Temple at Jerusalem. (painting by James Tissot or follower, c. 1896–1902)
Good morning. Please turn with me in your bibles to 1 Corinthians chapter 3. 1 Corinthians chapter 3. We will continue this morning our detailed study through Paul’s wonderfully rich and theological letter to the troubled church in Corinth. This church was in a cosmopolitan Greek city, named Corinth, and the young church had gotten...