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We’re resuming our journey through Paul’s masterful letter that takes deep theological truths, deep truths about God, and applies them to the problems of the church of God in Corinth. As we have seen, that’s one of the things that is most helpful about Paul: he shows how everything is theological. Every disagreement, every temptation, every sin, every quarrel in the church. It’s all theological. And Christians of every age can derive great benefit from…
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We’ve slowly but surely been making our way through this powerful letter of first principles. Paul has a wonderful ability to cut right through problems, right through the surface level issues, and get right to the theological heart of the conflict. And in this church in Corinth, there were many issues. Tonight we will see...
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We’re continuing through this Pauline letter to the church of God in Corinth. We’ve noticed thus far in our study that this church has some problems, just like every church does. The problem that Paul is specifically addressing in this passage is the problem of divisions and disunity. Some in the church were following after...
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  As we progress through our study of 1 Corinthians, we begin to wade into the waters of division and disunity, fractures and factions that have arisen in this church, and are one of the principal reasons for Paul to pen this letter. The church has become divided, and is in jeopardy of splintering if...
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Communing in Christ John 17 and Christ-Centered Associationalism from New Testament BC,Biloxi MS on Vimeo.   *This message was originally given at New Testament Baptist Church in Biloxi, MS at the “Holding Communion: Baptist Associationalism Conference” on 11/20/2020.* Good evening. It is a joy to be with you tonight, to be back down here on...
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I decided, in light of some things I have been reading and in light of the election, to talk tonight about the Christian’s relationship to the world, specifically to his earthly country. How should we think about our country, our place of residence, as both citizens of America, and citizens of heaven? The more I’ve...
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It is almost incredible to think how great a length people may go in legal mortification [i.e., killing] of sin, while yet they are utter strangers to the gospel. It is strange to think, what some heathens have done this way, and what many popish monks have done; yea, what great reformations have taken place...
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*Below is the manuscript of a Sermon from 1 Corinthians 1:8-9.* Paul has spent 5 verses of this letter encouraging the Corinthians believers in various ways, and also subtly, but deliberately I believe, shifting the focus away from a self-impressed church back onto God. They were proud of their gifts, their strength, their skills, their...
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Good Evening. The text to which I would like to turn our attention this evening is 1 Corinthians 1:6-7. Verses 6-7 of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. We’re continuing our study of this letter, and so far have been impressed by Paul’s concern for the primacy of Christ. He’s writing this letter to a...