• 1 Corinthians: Ignorant Knowledge

      As we continue through the book of 1 Corinthians, the book continues to confront a variety of issues and dynamics within the church. In chapter 8, there’s a dual interplay going on in the church. The church is elevating the spiritual gift of knowledge while simultaneously finding their identity...

  • 1 Corinthians: Our Body and God’s Glory Part 2

      What is the most valuable thing in your life?  What is the greatest blessing in your life?  Is it your marriage, your family, your kids, your friendships, your job, or your home?  This Sunday, as we opened 1 Corinthians 7, we saw that: God’s glory should be preeminent over...

  • 1 Corinthians: Our Body and God’s Glory

    I’m guessing that when you think of your body, it’s not common that the first thing that comes to your mind is God’s glory? I know that’s not how I typically think. Yet, the later half of 1 Corinthians 6 points us to that very truth. Paul is highlighting for...

  • 1 Corinthians: Grace in Conflict

      Have you ever experienced conflict with another believer? Of course you have! We all have! But have you ever viewed that conflict not as a nuisance or inconvenience, but as a means of God’s grace that may potentially be pointing us to the gospel? In 1 Corinthians 6, there’s...

  • I Corinthians: Holiness Matters

      When you think of the word holiness, what comes to your mind? Maybe, you think of behavior or conduct. Maybe you think of something that sounds good, but is impossible for you. Maybe, you think of something that is stuffy or boring. There’s no shortage of ways that we...

  • 1 Corinthians: Humble Imitation

      As we continue to move through our Messy Church series in 1 Corinthians, we come to a text that challenges us to consider if we are humbling imitating our Savior. As Paul writes, he is helping the Corinthians to see that: As servants of Jesus we are called to...

  • I Corinthians: Pursuing Godly Maturity

    If you’ve ever been publicly called out, then you have a sense of how the Corinthians must have felt as they read through chapter 3. Paul issues forth a sharp and firm rebuke for the church that they need to grow up. We see that he is driving them, and...

  • I Corinthians: God’s Wisdom

    From The Desk of Chris Risk: God’s wisdom does not work the same way the world’s wisdom does.  The wisdom of God looks foolish to the world.  The things that are strong to the world are weak to God.  The wisdom of the world will be proven foolish by God. ...

  • I Corinthians: What Do We Have To Boast About?

    From the Desk of Eric Anderson 1 Corinthians 1:10-31            If you have ever participated in team or individual competition, you are probably familiar with verbal taunting, also known as trash-talking. Somehow it’s intended to gain an advantage in the argument or competition. Members of the church in Corinth were doing...

  • 1 Corinthians: Called into God’s Community

    This past Sunday we began our journey through the book of 1Corinthians, and what a journey it’s going to be! As we think about the book of 1 Corinthians, we’re confronted with a church that had some serious issues! Yet, what is stunning is to see is that Paul begins...