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1 Corinthians 10: Stand or Fall

This entry is part 11 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

The stakes are high as we race through life. God offers a way to win for a lifetime…or, we can fall by our own strength. Starting in chapter 9 where Paul compares the “winners” against “losers” in a race, Paul … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11: The Power of Fellowship

This entry is part 12 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

The early church was astonishing in its growth and excitement, despite persecution. Paul provides a glimpse of the contagious home church movement that swept the Roman Empire, and these principles are timeless: we can (and should!) bring this infectious power … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 12: Experiencing Spiritual Life

This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

We are emotional beings and spiritual beings. Real spirituality yields a rich emotional life, and Paul describes how it’s done. How do you build such a rewarding spiritual, while still avoiding spiritual excess? Download Powerpoint http://repo.neoxenos.org/public/audio/podcasts/1cor12.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 40:16 — … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 12: Gifts-Ministries-Effects

This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

Are you a loner? For a Christian, it’s unnatural. Christ placed us uniquely into a whole body, and what a beautiful design it is! Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her,” the Bible says (Eph. 5:25). This … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 12: The Nature of the Church

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

Beckett’s famous play depicts the emptiness of a life always spent waiting and waiting “for Godot”. It was a critique of the Christians wasted their lives waiting for a future that never comes. But the opposite should be true: Christ … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13: A Still Better Way

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

It has to be one of the most famous and poetic sections in the Bible: “And now, I will show you a most excellent way…Without love I am nothing.” But it’s more than poetry. Paul demonstrates the practical outcome of … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13: The Greatest of These

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

What Paul reveals in this chapter is nothing short of astounding: the inner-workings of love, as designed by God. In doing so he reveals the inner-workings of God: For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15: What Matters Most

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

The empty tomb is an enduring symbol of the resurrection, and the ultimate symbol of who Jesus Christ is…and most important, His claim to be God! It’s a completely unique, incomparable, outrageous claim! Yet there it is. The Bible states … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15: Resurrection!

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

Living with purpose and direction: that’s what the resurrection means, as Paul explains it: “now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man…everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.” 1 Cor. 15:21-22 The alternative? As … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15: The Beauty of Resurrection!

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series 1 Corinthians

“How are the dead raised?” That’s the question Paul answers in this passage, and it’s a beauty to behold! The Bible gives us a concrete glimpse into the nature of eternity – and the resurrection. The implications? Paul says it … Continue reading

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