1 Corinthians (Series)

1 Corinthians (Series)

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.

What Love Does, Part 5

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 As Paul concludes his teaching about describing love to the Corinthian church, Pastor Rod Bunton also concludes his examination of what true love looks like in action by covering the last six areas and makes an application about our own lives that is very convicting.

What Love Does, Part 4

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 As Paul continues in his teaching about love to the Corinthian church, Pastor Rod Bunton continues to examine what true love looks like in action by how love is not provoked and does not hold a grudge.

What Love Does, Part 3

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Paul uses Chapter 13 to remind the Corinthians that God wants us to look like Jesus, therefore we should love like Jesus. Pastor Rod Bunton continues to examine what true love looks like in action by covering rudeness and selfishness.

What Love Does, Part 2

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 The church at Corinth was full of self-focused members so, in this passage about love, Paul directly addresses the issue. Pastor Rod Bunton continues to examine what true love looks like in action by covering boasting and arrogance.

What Love Does, Part 1

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 The word “love” has many uses and meanings in our language and it’s sometimes difficult to find a true meaning. Pastor Rod Bunton uses Paul’s description in Chapter 13 to help us understand what true love is by telling us what love looks like in action.

Without Love, I Have Nothing

1 Corinthians 13:1-4 One of the best-known chapters in the Bible, even to unbelievers, 1 Corinthians 13 seems uplifting and positive. Pastor Rod Bunton explains why Paul inserts this passage where he did and why the real message being taught is challenging when we hold it up to our lives.

Spiritual Gifts: One Body in Christ

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Over and over again, Paul addressed issues that were dividing the Corinthian church and spiritual gifts were separating them into “haves” and “have nots” regarding the gift of tongues. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews Paul’s metaphor of the various members of the human body to show how each one who is gifted must use it to bring glory to God, regardless of how much, or how little, it impresses others.

Spiritual Gifts: Unity Through Diversity

1 Corinthians 12:12-14 The Corinthian church was experiencing disunity and Paul made it clear that spiritual gifts are given to support the common good. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches that the Holy Spirit apportions spiritual gifts diversely to support one body of believers just as they are baptized into one body.

Spiritual Gifts: Tongues

1 Corinthians 12:10c The gift of speaking in tongues as demonstrated at the Pentecost in Acts Chapter 2 was important to the fellowship and discussion about the good works of God among the people of many languages who were in attendance. Pastor Rod Bunton clears up the confusion about the same gift of tongues described by Paul to the Corinthian church and those claimed to be in use today.

Spiritual Gifts: Prophecy – Part 2

1 Corinthians 12:10b Is the gospel complete as God has revealed it in scriptures or does it need more, such as Pentecostal gifts and miraculous signs and wonders? Pastor Rod Bunton concludes his focus on the gift of prophecy and its popularity today.