1 Corinthians (Series)

1 Corinthians (Series)

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.

Spiritual Gifts: Prophecy – Part 1

1 Corinthians 12:10b Prophets were used by God throughout the Old Testament to progressively reveal previously unknown knowledge to man. They were also used by God to authenticate the message and works of Christ during his ministry on Earth. Pastor Rod Bunton tackles the gift of prophecy and its rise in popularity during the last century.

Spiritual Gifts: Miracles

1 Corinthians 12:10a People love the idea of miracles and are often ready to accept that unexpected events must be the supernatural work of God. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the difference between God’s providence and true miracles and why they exist.

Spiritual Gifts: Knowledge, Faith, and Healing

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Paul addressed several areas where the Corinthian church were confused about spiritual gifts, which are given by the Holy Spirit in order to build up and serve the church. Pastor Rod Bunton starts examining the first three gifts described by Paul using this text and other supporting passages.

Spiritual Gifts: Wrong Thinking

1 Corinthians 12:1-3 The Corinthians didn’t understand spiritual gifts and they were misusing them; this is also a modern day problem in Christianity. Pastor Rod Bunton starts digging deeper into spiritual gifts by looking at how the Corinthians were misusing them and how that compares to today.

Spiritual Gifts: An Overview

1 Corinthians 12-14 The Corinthian church was very experienced with spiritual gifts but they were ignorant about about them doctrinally. Before diving into the details in the coming weeks, Pastor Rod Bunton provides an overview of the topic of spiritual gifts covered in chapters 12 through 14.

Unity in Communion

1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Paul had learned of issues within the Corinthian church regarding their practice of the ordinance of Communion. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the issues behind this well-known passage that is referenced often during the Lord’s Supper.

Authority and Submission, Part 2

1 Corinthians 11:4-16 After setting up the theological foundation for understanding authority and submission, Paul cleared up the confusion around the topic of head coverings in the Corinthian church. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes his teaching on this counter-cultural passage that is still misunderstood and misapplied today.

Authority and Submission, Part 1

1 Corinthians 11:2-3 The issue of head coverings within the church is one that is difficult to understand today and was also an issue that needed clarification in the church at Corinth. Pastor Rod Bunton tackles this challenging and controversial passage by laying the theological foundation before heading deeper into the details of the issue.

Navigating Through the Gray Areas

1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1 In the first half of Chapter 10, Paul warned the Corinthians to avoid hindrances to their sanctification. In the remaining verses, he explains how we should exercise our Christian freedoms in difficult situations. Pastor Rod Bunton uses Paul’s example of idolatry in the butcher shop to show us that we should be guided by two principles.

Overconfidence, Defeatism, and Doctrines of Demons

1 Corinthians 10:11-22 Paul continued to help the Corinthians recognize hindrances to their spiritual race towards sanctification. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how we can overcome overconfidence, its converse defeatism, and communing with the wrong spiritual beings.