Sermons by Rod Bunton (Page 2)

Sermons by Rod Bunton (Page 2)

The Power of the Offensive and the Unimpressive

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Paul emphasized that he did not want or need to embellish the Gospel message in order to impress his audience. Pastor Rod Bunton explains that those who want to change the Gospel to appeal to man don’t realize that the point of the Gospel is to humiliate the wisdom of man.

The Folly of Worldly Wisdom

1 Corinthians 1:17-25 Paul called out the Corinthians for their desire to change the Gospel message in favor of clever words designed to appeal to the unregenerate. Pastor Rod Bunton points out the reasons given by Paul that we shouldn’t just try to attract an audience.

The Wisdom and Power of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 1:17-25 In ancient Greece people were in love with human wisdom, that is, philosophy. Pastor Rod Bunton discusses the next issue affecting the Corinthian church who were looking for eloquent speech instead of realizing the power of the gospel message.

Divisions Within the Church

1 Corinthians 1:10-17 The first issue that Paul addressed in this letter is the divisions within the membership that had been reported to him. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the cause for these divisions that leads to a surprising declaration by Paul concerning baptism.

Good News, Bad News

1 Corinthians 1:4-17 After the introduction, Paul reviewed many positive aspects about the church at Corinth for which he was thankful. Pastor Rod Bunton discusses this short burst of good news that stands in contrast to the content of the rest of the letter.

Setting Expectations

1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Paul begins this letter to the church at Corinth by reminding them who he is and who they are. Pastor Rod Bunton breaks down the densely packed introduction to this letter that sets the appropriate expectations for what comes next.

Many Failures

The church at Corinth had one underlying problem: they were immature Christians. This was manifested by many failures that Paul addressed in this letter. Pastor Rod Bunton continues his introduction to 1 Corinthians and highlights some of the failures that we will discover during this series.

One Underlying Problem

1 Corinthians 1:1-2a The church in Corinth had a solid foundation when Paul established it during one of his missionary travels, but years later he was moved to write a letter to address their current condition. Pastor Rod Bunton begins a new series on the first epistle to the church at Corinth and introduces the one underlying problem that Paul was addressing.

The Perfect Audience

Luke 2:7-11 After the birth of Jesus, an angel of the Lord appeared to shepherds out in the fields. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches why this was the perfect audience to hear the announcement of the birth of the savior.

The Most Important Event

Luke 2:1-7 The first seven verses in Luke Chapter 2 describe a remarkably ordinary event: the birth of a child in Bethlehem. Pastor Rod Bunton explains that this birth had to happen just right because it was, in reality, the most important event, ever.

Sanctification, Part 7

1 Corinthians 9:24–27 The apostle Paul compared our journey of growth in sanctification to an athletic contest where the competition is our own fleshly nature and the prize is much greater than what man can bestow. Pastor Rod Bunton encourages us from scripture to embrace righteousness and exercise self-control as he concludes his in-depth examination of the doctrine of Sanctification, another work of the Holy Spirit.

Sanctification, Part 6

Growth in our sanctification requires both changing our behavior regarding sin and also living our lives in Christ. Pastor Rod Bunton continues giving us practical ways to accomplish these things in his examination of the doctrine of Sanctification, another work of the Holy Spirit.