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Tonight is part 2 of my attempt to make sense of what Paul is doing in the second half of 1st Corinthians 7. If you’re listening to this sermon online after the fact, and you haven’t listened to Part 1, it would be helpful to go back and do that first. I’m not going to rehearse all I said last week. But by way of general review, so far we have seen that Paul’s counsel…
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Please turn with me to the New Testament, to the book of 1st Corinthians. We’re continuing our slow study through Paul’s letter to the church of God in the ancient Greek city of Corinth. 1 Corinthians 7:25-40. Paul, as we have seen, has addressed a number of big issues found in this young church that...
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Tonight, we continue our study of Paul’s extended discussion about marriage and singleness in chapter 7 of this letter to the church in the Greek city of Corinth. So far, we’ve seen that singleness is not necessarily a problem to be fixed, nor it is an inherently superior spiritual status compared to marriage. Likewise, marriage...
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Tonight, we will be examining what Paul has to teach us regarding marriage and divorce. Marriage is hard in this fallen, sinful world. One statistic I saw this week is that the divorce rate in the United States is 44.6%.[1] Nearly half of all marriages in our country end in divorce. Some people, only looking...
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Let’s first begin by reading Hebrews 4, 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Tonight I have three major points. We’ll first look at the Old Testament priests, and then we will look at Christ, and then we will look...
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Good evening. Let me depart for my normal pattern to begin with a question. Look around this room, this structure, and answer this simple question: what’s the most important part of this building? You don’t have to answer out loud, but what is the most important part of this building? Is it the windows, the...
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Tonight, we will continue our 4-part series on the doctrine of the church. As we have previously noted, the Nicene creed summarizes the doctrine of the church by listing 4 attributes of the church, and I’m spending one sermon on each one. The creed confesses that the church is One, it is Holy, it is...
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Good morning. Please turn with me in your bibles to John chapter 17. The gospel of John chapter 17. We’re working our way through the doctrine of the church, particularly as that doctrine is expressed in the Nicene creed. As we recited earlier, the Creed confesses that the church is one, holy, catholic (which means...
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Good morning, please turn with me in your bibles to John chapter 17. The gospel of John chapter 17. The doctrine of the church was nicely summarized in the final version Nicene creed, which is an ancient summary of the Christian faith, drawn up by a large group of pastors over 1700 years ago. This...