1 Corinthians: Good News for Bad Christians

1 Corinthians: Good News for Bad Christians

Our Resurrection

This week’s sermon examines 1 Corinthians chapter 15 to look at the central importance of Christ’s resurrection to the Christian faith. Paul states bluntly that, without the resurrection of Christ, Christians are fools and are to be pitied. Without a risen Jesus Christ, there is no reason to not cut loose and indulge our every desire because this life would be all we have.

1 Corinthians: Good News for Bad Christians

Jesus’ Resurrection

We are bombarded with messages from television, film, radio, iPods, email, text messages, cell phones, magazines, newspapers, books, blogs, websites, mail, and innumerable forms of advertising. Of all the things that we can know, what is the most important thing that we should know.

1 Corinthians: Good News for Bad Christians

Resisting Idols Like Jesus

Paul connects idolatry and sin in a way that shows the sin in our life proceeds from our idols. That which we hold in highest esteem and devote our time and energy to is our idol(s). The human heart is an ‘idol factory’ capable of turning anything good (children, important work, sex, etc…) into idolatry.

1 Corinthians: Good News for Bad Christians

Paying Your Pastors

For some reason, pastoral ministry remains for some a glowing, naive, dreamy life idealized as hours of Bible reading, prayer walks with Jesus, and days spent singing worship songs and smiling. But statistically, being a pastor is the spiritual equivalent of being a kamikaze pilot.