Sermons from August 2021

Sermons from August 2021

What Love Does, Part 1

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 The word “love” has many uses and meanings in our language and it’s sometimes difficult to find a true meaning. Pastor Rod Bunton uses Paul’s description in Chapter 13 to help us understand what true love is by telling us what love looks like in action.

Without Love, I Have Nothing

1 Corinthians 13:1-4 One of the best-known chapters in the Bible, even to unbelievers, 1 Corinthians 13 seems uplifting and positive. Pastor Rod Bunton explains why Paul inserts this passage where he did and why the real message being taught is challenging when we hold it up to our lives.

Spiritual Gifts: One Body in Christ

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Over and over again, Paul addressed issues that were dividing the Corinthian church and spiritual gifts were separating them into “haves” and “have nots” regarding the gift of tongues. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews Paul’s metaphor of the various members of the human body to show how each one who is gifted must use it to bring glory to God, regardless of how much, or how little, it impresses others.

The Joy of Working and Resting Faithfully

Psalm 127 Building a successful, safe, and prosperous life can be a difficult and sometimes obsessive effort. Pastor Ben Khazraee takes us to Psalm 127 to discover that, unless we work with the Lord, our efforts will be in vain and we won’t be blessed with rest.

Spiritual Gifts: Unity Through Diversity

1 Corinthians 12:12-14 The Corinthian church was experiencing disunity and Paul made it clear that spiritual gifts are given to support the common good. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches that the Holy Spirit apportions spiritual gifts diversely to support one body of believers just as they are baptized into one body.