Series: 1 Corinthians - Kingdom Culture
August 7, 2022
Many churches (including LifeSpring) do it every week. But what is it?
The Apostle Paul tells the church of Corinth to take communion, “In a worthy manner.”
In this sermon, Dylan guides us through what that means.
hint: it has LESS to do with repentance and LESS to do with a somber, inward focus and MORE to do with the body of Christ.
July 31, 2022
Being a slave to all…
It’s something we are called to do as Christian, but who wants to do that?
As individuals, we seem to have a problem with motivation. Understanding what our motivation is to become a slave is super important to actually living it out.
This is a practical message on 1 Corinthians 9:24 – 1 Corinthians 10
This sermon is from guest preacher Derek Murphy, Director of the ICPA (Intermountain Church Planting Association)
July 24, 2022
Be all things to all people…
What did Paul mean when he said those words?
People feel the need to be “right”. What if being right is not the end goal?
What if we were willingly laid down our rights for the sake of the Gospel?
What may be ok in one setting may not be wise in another. Knowing WHEN and WHERE to do and say certain things may just be the difference between being an effective Kingdom Builder and not.
To the Christian, Gospel should matter more than any personal preferences or doctrinal nuances. Whatever it takes to share the Gospel and unite Christians in the name of Christ!
July 17, 2022
This sermon from 1 Cor. 7 has the power to change marriages.
It has the power to revive intimacy in marriages. It is definitely a reminder that our bodies belong to the Lord, then our spouse, then us.
It’s a powerful reminder that following Jesus should impact every area of our lives.
This sermon touches on using Scripture to justify actions. Simultaneously, we learn how our actions could impact intimacy.
Is Paul saying, “We must be intimate with our spouse even when we feel treated poorly?” Not so fast!
This sermon is full of rich wisdom, having the power to help change the trajectory of marriages and relationships.
July 10, 2022
Yikes, it’s not always easy!
This sermon from 1 Corinthians 6:1-12 reminds us on how we are supposed to get along. But the topic is difficult and nuanced.
Is Paul saying we are NEVER supposed to sue another Christian? Is he saying we are supposed to HIDE our sins from the world? And what does he mean when he says we are going to judge angels?
When we understand the purpose behind this passage, we can begin to see another beautiful reason behind why God gave us the Church, and how we are to be patently different from the world.
July 3, 2022
Leaven helps dough to rise. In and of itself, for baking purposes, it’s a good thing. But there’s a powerful lesson we learn about leaven from the Bible.
You see, once leaven enters in to dough, it’s nearly impossible to get it out. It will spread through the entire “lump” of dough. Ultimately, affecting the entire batch.
When it comes to sin, a little leaven will destroy the whole batch.
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians chapter 5 we find out how sin impacted the early church. Ultimately, we learn how to guard against the same happening to our church(es) today.
June 26, 2022
It’s everywhere we look.
What do people THINK when they see you? What do they FEEL when they think about you?
Nonbelievers will think of us as FOOLS. But that is NOT how we are to respond to the world.
The church in Corinth was concerned about who they followed, and what that said about them. Unfortunately, their brand of Christianity was less about Christ and more about the Rabbi that taught them about Jesus.
Pursuing a brand of Christianity, instead of Christ, can be dangerous. Paul likens that kind of wisdom to being the same as that of the world.
This sermon is for anyone who believes their BRAND of Christianity is better than others. Be careful.
June 19, 2022
It’s one of the most important things Christians need to understand and live. The church in Corinth was warned against divisions.
Divisions in the church can be caused for many reasons.
This sermon brings out the truth behind how to build each other up, instead of tear each other down. It teaches us our actions reveal whether or not we have a unifying spirit in God’s Kingdom or a dividing spirit.
We should seek unity, for the sake of the world.
June 5, 2022
“What happens in Corinth stays in Corinth.”
Corinth, the AcroCorinth, a port city and a center for trade, polytheism, it all made for a unique blending pot for self-gratification and sin. But that is NOT the church.
What should the church look like? How should the church act? What separates the Church from the rest of the world and culture?
This sermon is an overview of the Corinthian culture. Find out how this book teaches Christians how to live IN the world, but not OF the world.