Sermons by Rod Bunton (Page 3)

Sermons by Rod Bunton (Page 3)

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.

Preserving the Foundation

1 Corinthians 3:10-12 When Paul started the church at Corinth, he built it on a doctrinal foundation based on Christ. Pastor Rod Bunton reinforces Paul’s warning to carefully watch the teaching so that the foundation does not change.

God Gives the Growth

1 Corinthians 3:4-7 Another sign of disunity that Paul saw in the Corinthian church was that some members were elevating various speakers teaching God’s word over the message itself. Pastor Rod Bunton reminds us that all teachers and preachers of the gospel are merely instruments in God’s hand.

Maturing in Christ

1 Corinthians 3:1-3 One of the issues affecting the church in Corinth was that some believers weren’t growing to become more like Christ. Pastor Rod Bunton returns to 1 Corinthians to look at what it means for Christians to mature.

What Happens When I Die?

Luke 16:19-31 A parable told by Jesus gives us a glimpse into the unknown, showing us what happens when we die. Pastor Rod Bunton explores this passage from Luke which compares the fates of two men who have different eternal destinations.

Why Doesn’t Everyone Believe?

1 Corinthians 2:14-16 Can sufficient evidence and argument save a person? Can they be convinced to believe with enough faith to be born again? Pastor Rod Bunton examines Paul’s teaching that, although man is naturally resistant to God’s revelation, faith that saves is a gift from God which requires the intervention of the Holy Spirit.

God Has a Plan

1 Corinthians 2:8-13 Paul began addressing the issue within the Corinthian church of teaching a man-centered gospel by pointing out that is was ever-changing and powerless. In this passage, he continues by pointing out that only God’s inspired scripture reveals His plan. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches that this is crucial because you can have confidence that the message of salvation is truly God’s message.

God’s Reassuring Promises

Psalm 91 There is much anxiety and various levels of concern among Christians during this time of global pandemic. Pastor Rod Bunton takes us to God’s response that directs our minds to focus on His promises of absolute security and peace.

Wisdom from the Spirit

1 Corinthians 2:6-9 Paul felt the need to address the source of wisdom being preached in the Corinthian church. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches us, likewise, that the “wisdom of this age” — man’s wisdom — is always changing but God’s wisdom, revealed in His word, is forever.

Proclaiming Christ Crucified

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 There have always been Christians that want to take Jesus down off of the cross because it is offensive to non-believers and this became a problem in the Corinthian church. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how the apostle Paul refused to use lofty speech or human wisdom and, instead, preached about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.