Sermons by Rod Bunton

Sermons by Rod Bunton

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.

Trust Your Sword

2 Timothy 3:16-4:5 Proclaiming the Word of God has been the primary mission for Grace Church from the very beginning. Pastor Rod Bunton goes to Paul’s charge that Timothy should “Preach the Word” in this message given during the commemoration of 50 years of pursuing that mission in Tallahassee.

Worthy is the Lamb that was Slain

Revelation 5 Jesus, who is called the “Lion of Judah” in the book of Revelation, was also called the “Lamb that was slain.” Pastor Rod Bunton explains the history and significance of that name and its importance to Resurrection Sunday.

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.