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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 catholic, and it is apostolic. Tonight, we will examine the third of these attributes: the church is catholic. This sermon…
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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...
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We’re making our way through this book of the bible, verse by verse through the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church of God in Corinth, a very cosmopolitan Greek city. It was a Greek city with a lot of influence, a lot of money, and a lot of temptation. As we have discussed earlier, Corinth...
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Please turn with me in your bibles to 1 Corinthians chapter 6. 1 Corinthians 6. We continue tonight our progress in the apostle Paul’s letter to the church of God in Corinth. This church, as we have seen, is struggling with sin, struggling with worldliness. They had fallen prey to the temptations of the world...
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Please turn with me in your bibles to 1 Corinthians chapter 6. 1 Corinthians 6. We’re moving into the next little passage of Paul’s letter to the church of God in Corinth. The church, as we have seen, has been struggling with worldliness. They had forgotten who they were in the gospel, who they were...
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On Sunday nights we’ve been working our way through first Corinthians. We’ve been in 1stCorinthians for about a year now, and today we begin chapter 6. This letter is written by the Apostle Paul to a struggling young church in the Greek city of Corinth. The church had run into all sorts of problems, and...
Good evening. If you have your bibles with you, and I hope that you do, please turn with me to 1st Corinthians chapter 5. 1st Corinthians chapter 5. This was a letter written by the Apostle Paul to a troubled church in Corinth. In the chapters leading up to this one, Paul has addressed the arrogance...
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The text to which I’d like to turn our attention this evening is found in what we know as Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, chapter 5. It’s good to be back in the pulpit, and good to be back in Paul’s wonderfully rich and theological letter to a troubled church in Corinth....