1 Corinthians (Series)

1 Corinthians (Series)

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.

Avoid Israel’s Mistakes

1 Corinthians 10:1-11 Paul warns the Corinthians that running the race of sanctification means leaving the mistakes of their Israelite forefathers behind. Pastor Rod Bunton breaks down these mistakes into two main areas: reliance on rituals and sinful desires.

Saying No to Sin and Yes to Christ

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Using the analogy of an athlete, Paul explained to the Corinthians how to have a plan to win the race for sanctification. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes this passage by contrasting what sanctification is and what it is not.

Born to Run the Race

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Having just explained the self-restraint that is necessary for evangelizing, Paul reminds the Corinthians that restraint is also a necessary part of sanctification. Pastor Rod Bunton explores Paul’s analogy of how progressive sanctification is like an athlete running a race.

Become All Things to All People

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Paul continued his message about restricting his own personal freedoms in order to reach others with the gospel. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how Paul became all things to all people without compromising the goal: winning others to Christ.

Outside the Law of Moses

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Paul discussed his choice to give up his freedoms in Christ that he could have enjoyed because he was no longer under the Law of Moses. Pastor Rod Bunton explains what it means to be outside the Law of Moses, but still bound by the Law of God.

Should Pastors Be Compensated?

1 Corinthians 9:1-18 In this section addressing the proper attitude about idols and the weaker brother, Paul provides an example regarding himself and his compensation. Pastor Rod Bunton illuminates this example and explains why Paul didn’t take payment from the Corinthian church.

Wrong Thinking about Food

1 Corinthians 8:4-18 Armed with the knowledge that Christians should flee idolatry, Corinthians were concerned about eating food that had been sacrificed to idols. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how Paul taught them about the powerlessness of food to affect our relationship with God, but there is still danger and an even bigger issue.

The Danger of Theological Knowledge

1 Corinthians 8:1-3 Starting in Chapter 8, Paul enters a new section, in his letter to the Corinthians, regarding idols. Pastor Rod Bunton starts with an introductory overview and discusses the three dangers of Christian theological knowledge.

Divorce and Remarriage, Part 2

1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Paul concludes Chapter 7 by addressing those who are single, either because they’ve never been married or because they are no longer married. Pastor Rod Bunton help us to understand the passage from two different translations that, ultimately, come to the same conclusion.