Sermons by Rod Bunton

Sermons by Rod Bunton

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.

What We Believe About the Bible, Part 2

Why do we elevate the Bible at Grace Church? Why do we teach from it verse by verse? Pastor Rod Bunton concludes a short series that covers what we believe about the Bible and why we believe it.

What We Believe About the Bible, Part 1

The Bible is fundamental to Christianity but what makes it different from every other book on the shelf? Pastor Rod Bunton begins a short series that covers what we believe about the Bible and why we believe it.

With Child by the Holy Spirit

Matthew 1:18 A fundamental truth to Christianity is the way through which Christ came to live among us. In this Christmas Eve message, Pastor Rod Bunton examines the miraculous conception that has been attacked throughout history.

Jesus is God’s Greatest Sermon

John 1:14-18 It’s not always easy to understand God nor is it always easy to live with him. Pastor Rod Bunton goes to the Gospel of John for a Christmas-themed message that shows how God helped us with both of those issues by sending his son.

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.

Live as You are Called

1 Corinthians 7:17-24 Having just explained that it isn’t necessary to divorce an unbelieving spouse, Paul takes the opportunity to explain that extra-biblical changes aren’t necessary before becoming a Christian or just being more spiritual. Pastor Rod Bunton expounds on the pressure to change our ethnic and social status instead of just glorifying God as we are.

Divorce and Remarriage, Part 1

1 Corinthians 7:8-16 Divorce has become increasingly commonplace in today’s secular and Christian cultures and Paul also needed to address it with the Corinthian church. Pastor Rod Bunton begins a short series on a difficult and often controversial topic.

The Protective Purpose of Sex

1 Corinthians 7:1-7 After discussing sexual immorality in Chapter 6, Paul moves on to the other side of the topic, God honoring sexual fulfillment. Pastor Rod Bunton takes on this sensitive subject and shows us that the gift of sexual relationships, within marriage, was given by God for specific purposes.

Flee Immorality, Part 2

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Paul warned the church in Corinth about the danger of sexual immorality, urging them to flee it in order to glorify God. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes his teaching on this passage reminding us that sexual immorality not only affects the sinner, but the whole body of Christ.

Flee Immorality, Part 1

1 Corinthians 6:12-13 God’s grace sometimes leads Christians to believe that they are free to sin because they can be forgiven. Pastor Rod Bunton takes on this subject about which Paul also admonished the Corinthians — encouraging them to change their thinking lest they become slaves to sin instead of glorifying God.