1 Corinthians (Series)

1 Corinthians (Series)

Lawsuits Against Believers

1 Corinthians 6:1-8 We live in a society that is increasingly litigious; some cases are serious but often they are trivial or petty. Paul addressed this issue within the Corinthian church pointing out that their conduct was affecting their character. Pastor Rod Bunton explores this topic, reminding us that conflict within the church becomes a public testimony of the entire church, hindering the primary mission.

Loving Intolerance, Part 4

1 Corinthians 5 Approaching the end of Chapter 5, Paul addresses the remedy for the immorality of a church member and clarifies how it should be applied. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes his study on this important passage with some practical applications for us today.

Loving Intolerance, Part 3

1 Corinthians 5 Paul was addressing the issue of sexual immorality by a member of the Corinthian church and he pointed out that tolerating the unrepentant member was harming the church. Pastor Rod Bunton continues looking at this passage and reminds us that we should keep the church pure and make ourselves worthy to celebrate the Passover Lamb.

Loving Intolerance, Part 2

1 Corinthians 5 Paul was addressing the issue of sexual immorality by a member of the Corinthian church and suggested an appropriate response. Pastor Rod Bunton continues looking at this passage and tells us that a “rescue mission” was appropriate then and is also the only loving response in today’s church, too.

Loving Intolerance

1 Corinthians 5 Paul turns his attention to another issue in the Corinthian church, this time relating to a report of sexual immorality by a member. Pastor Rod Bunton points out that, although the sin itself was a problem, the church’s attitude about it was dangerous.

Resolving Pride

1 Corinthians 4:14-21 Having exposed and then rebuking the sin of pride in the Corinthian church, now Paul presents a resolution to their pride. Pastor Rod Bunton explains that Paul provides two options: humbling themselves or being humbled by God.

Rebuking Pride

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 Paul exposed the prideful ways of the Corinthian church because they saw themselves as believers who had arrived, even boasting about following certain apostles. Pastor Rod Bunton shows how Paul contrasted that to the humble lives of the apostles, the very people the church was adoring, who saw themselves as the bottom of the barrel.

Exposing Pride

1 Corinthians 4:6-7 The underlying problem in the Corinthian church was their pride and Paul uses this passage to expose it. Pastor Rod Bunton helps us understand how pride manifested itself in that church and in our own lives and also how it robs God of his glory and is the enemy of our sanctification.

Theological Criticism

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Paul was not a perfect person nor was he immune to personal criticism, but he was facing distorted judgment with regard to his teaching. Pastor Rod Bunton explains this passage where Paul defends his theological position and approach to teaching the Gospel.

The Folly of Worldly Wisdom

1 Corinthians 3:18-23 Since early in this letter, Paul has been addressing the problem of disunity within the church. In this passage, he examines the threat of human wisdom that was contributing to that problem. Pastor Rod Bunton shows us how, especially today, we have become foolishly confident in our ability to solve problems, relying on our own solutions that separate us instead of becoming unified by diving deeper into Christ and His word.

The Day of Rewards

1 Corinthians 3:13-17, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 In a conclusion to this passage, Paul taught the Corinthian church that their work on earth, revealed by fire, would result in rewards for some believers. Pastor Rod Bunton dives deeper into that day, called the Judgment Seat of Christ, in which the Lord will judge believers.

Revealed by Fire

1 Corinthians 3:10-13 The teaching in the Corinthian church had become influenced by culture and showed evidence of fearing man more than God. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how Paul likened this to building with wood, hay, and straw which will be consumed when tested by fire.