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The Most Excellent Way

Love: the Most Excellent Way – 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

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There are many things we might strive after as believers. But love, the most excellent way, should be right at the top of the list.

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts: Given to the Body – 1 Corinthians 12:7

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As believers, each of us has been gifted to serve the rest of the body. Our spiritual gifts are not for us, but for the body.

The Lord's Supper

The Lord’s Supper – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

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Regardless of how you might view the Lord's Supper, we should remember his death and look forward to his return as we share at his table.

resisting temptation

Resisting Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13

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God does not leave me alone in dealing with temptation. He knows what I am capable of. And he always provides a way to escape.

run to get the prize

Run to Get the Prize – 1 Corinthians 9:24

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Like runners training for a race, as believers, we need to persevere in our faith. Run to get the prize at the end.

don't become a stumbling block to a weaker brother

A Stumbling Block to the Weak – 1 Corinthians 8:9

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As Christians, there are many things that we are free to do. But don't be a stumbling block that leads another believer to sin.

contentment in life

Contentment in Life – 1 Corinthians 7:24

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Regardless of the situation you are in, be content. Contentment in life allows us to invest in the future that God is preparing us for.

honor God with your body

Honor God With Your Body – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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As a believer, I am called to honor God with all that I am, including my body and activities. Live as though he were with you all the time.

The importance of church discipline

Church Discipline – 1 Corinthians 5:11

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While it is hard, sometimes church discipline is necessary. Both to stress the seriousness of the matter, and to cleanse sin from the body.

Faithful stewardship

Faithful Stewardship – 1 Corinthians 4:2

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As believers, we have been entrusted with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. And we need to exercise faithful stewardship of that trust.

The Doctrine of the Work of God

The Doctrine of the Work of God

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What is the work of God? It involves creation of the cosmos as well as providence, the sustaining and governance of his creation.

Foundation of Christ

Building on the Foundation of Christ – 1 Corinthians 3:11-13

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As a believer, build your life on the foundation of Christ with materials that will last. How you build today will impact your eternity.