Sermons on The Gospel

Sermons on The Gospel

The Death of Death

1 Corinthians 15:50-58 Paul concludes his teaching on the resurrection of Christians by explaining more practically how it will happen. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews the lessons taught by Paul in this chapter and explains how the resurrection of believers marks our victory over death and the power of sin.

You Can’t Separate the Resurrection from the Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:29-44 Paul continues to unravel the mysteries that the Corinthian church were struggling with regarding the physical resurrection of the body after death. Pastor Rod Bunton explains three more arguments why the resurrection cannot be separated from the Gospel.

The Order of Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:20-26 Oftentimes, Christians are confused about the details related to the resurrection of believers and Paul addressed this in his letter. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the three things that all Christians will experience and how the timing of the bodily resurrection will take place.

The Resurrection of the Dead

1 Corinthians 15:12-19 Having just provided evidence of the bodily resurrection of Christ, Paul poses this question: “How can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?” Pastor Rod Bunton looks at the implications of denying the bodily resurrection and ends with the good news: Christ has been raised from the dead and we will be, too!

The Eyewitnesses of the Resurrection of Christ

1 Corinthians 15:5-11 Continuing his discourse on the importance of the resurrection of Christ, Paul turned to the evidence supporting the event. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews the list of eyewitnesses of the literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus — all of whom became the best equipped preachers of the Gospel.

The Importance of the Resurrection of Christ

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Paul turned to the Gospel in Chapter 15 and started by establishing the elements of it that matter. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews these details and reminds us that if Christ did not rise from the dead, our faith is worthless.

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.

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.