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Feb 22, 2024

This sermon was originally presented on May 17, 2015

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 3:12-17

Theologians sometimes refer to five 'solas' upon which the Christian faith rests.  The wording used in the days of the Reformation is Latin and that wording is often still used today to name these great doctrines.  These...


Feb 18, 2024

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:14-22

Paul has been writing about the issue of eating food that had been offered to idols and that topic will have taken up three chapters (chs. 8-10) before he is done.  In today's passage he plainly writes, "Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry" (1 Cor 10:14).

1 Corinthians...


Feb 11, 2024

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

1 Corinthians 10:13 is one of the most familiar verses in this letter, and for good reason.  It contains a strength-giving promise for grace in times of trouble.  "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.  God is faithful, and he will not let you be...


Feb 4, 2024

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:19-27

In the preceding passage, Paul cites his willingness to forgo his right to receive financial support from the Corinthians.  He had done this because, in this instance, the gospel was heralded with greater power.  In the present passage the apostle describes what his life looks...


Jan 29, 2024

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:1-18

In discussing the issue of eating food that had been offered to idols, Paul emphasizes our commitment to one another.  Our love for each other must govern our behavior, especially when we have differences of opinion.  The apostle ends his exhortation by saying, "If food makes my...