Sermons on 1 Corinthians
Marks of a Healthy Ministry
1 Corinthians 16:5-24 Paul concludes his letter to the Corinthian church with comments intended to encourage them to be a healthy ministry. Pastor Rod Bunton also concludes this series by examining each of the ways that Paul identified as goals for building and maintaining a healthy church.
Collection for the Saints
1 Corinthians 16:1-4 As Paul begins to close his letter to the Corinthian church, he instructs them regarding the collection of funds for the poor saints in Jerusalem. Pastor Rod Bunton expands on the history of giving to the saints and gives insight into the proper way to do it.
The Death of Death
1 Corinthians 15:50-58 Paul concludes his teaching on the resurrection of Christians by explaining more practically how it will happen. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews the lessons taught by Paul in this chapter and explains how the resurrection of believers marks our victory over death and the power of sin.
You Can’t Separate the Resurrection from the Gospel
1 Corinthians 15:29-44 Paul continues to unravel the mysteries that the Corinthian church were struggling with regarding the physical resurrection of the body after death. Pastor Rod Bunton explains three more arguments why the resurrection cannot be separated from the Gospel.
The Order of Resurrection
1 Corinthians 15:20-26 Oftentimes, Christians are confused about the details related to the resurrection of believers and Paul addressed this in his letter. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the three things that all Christians will experience and how the timing of the bodily resurrection will take place.
The Resurrection of the Dead
1 Corinthians 15:12-19 Having just provided evidence of the bodily resurrection of Christ, Paul poses this question: “How can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?” Pastor Rod Bunton looks at the implications of denying the bodily resurrection and ends with the good news: Christ has been raised from the dead and we will be, too!
The Eyewitnesses of the Resurrection of Christ
1 Corinthians 15:5-11 Continuing his discourse on the importance of the resurrection of Christ, Paul turned to the evidence supporting the event. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews the list of eyewitnesses of the literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus — all of whom became the best equipped preachers of the Gospel.
The Importance of the Resurrection of Christ
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Paul turned to the Gospel in Chapter 15 and started by establishing the elements of it that matter. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews these details and reminds us that if Christ did not rise from the dead, our faith is worthless.
Scriptures are the Authority
1 Corinthians 14:33b-40 In keeping with his focus on orderly worship, Paul addressed an issue with women speaking in the church service. Pastor Rod Bunton explores this highly controversial topic, particularly in our modern culture, and reminds us that the only true authority is the word of God and it commands the roles that we take in worship and in our daily lives.
Mature Understanding of Tongues
1 Corinthians 14:20-33 One of the problems affecting the Corinthian church was chaos during worship. Pastor Rod Bunton explains that Paul addressed this as a maturity issue regarding both tongues and the worship service in general.
Intelligibility of the Gift of Tongues
1 Corinthians 14:1-19 Paul continues to correct the behavior of the Corinthian church and turns to the gift of tongues which was being misused. Pastor Rod Bunton gives us a straightforward understanding about this issue that centers on the intelligibility of the one speaking in tongues.
Love Never Fails
1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Paul concludes Chapter 13 by pointing out that the sign gifts of prophecies, tongues, and knowledge will pass away. Pastor Rod Bunton echoes the conclusion that unlike those gifts and even faith and hope, love will never pass away.