Category: 1 Corinthians

  • “The Son Sets You Free”

    “The Son Sets You Free”

      Isaiah 6:8-10; John 8:31-59; 1 Corinthians 2:14 January 10, 2016 (Big Springs URC) • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Did you know that the great hymnwriter John Newton was a former slave trader? In 1744, when he was 19 years old, John served on a British warship. But he could not stand…

  • Ancient Wisdom or Modern Foolishness

    Ancient Wisdom or Modern Foolishness

      Jeremiah 6:16; 8:8-9; 1 Corinthians 1:17-31 (texts) January 4, 2014 •  Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Dear Congregation of Christ: On this first Lord’s Day of the year 2015, our minds are definitely thinking about what God has in store for us. Is it prosperity or hardship? Sickness or health? Happiness or sorrow? Life…

  • Promise and Greeting: “Grace, Mercy and Peace to You”

    Promise and Greeting: “Grace, Mercy and Peace to You”

      Scripture Readings: Psalm 129:8; John 20:19; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 (text); 1 Timothy 1:2 May 11, 2014 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: When we meet friends at the office, school or church, we greet them, “Hi” or “Hello” or “Kumusta” (“How are you”?). In our former home church, the pastor usually opened…

  • Christ the Firstfruits

    The firstfruits of a harvest that was picked by a farmer as the best crop in his whole field was a foretaste of a great harvest. Jesus, raised from the dead by God the Father and the Holy Spirit, is the firstfruits of a great harvest of believers. Since the resurrection of Christ, a great…

  • Christ Our Unleavened Bread from Heaven

    The day after he was crucified, the start of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Christ lay in a tomb, removing all the old sinful leaven of all believers, signifying a new life of holiness as God’s holy nation, the church.

  • “Raised According to the Scriptures”

    “Raised According to the Scriptures”

    “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4-5).