1 Corinthians – how to do church

Bruce StanleySermons

1 Corinthians – “How to DO Church!”

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Join us for our 8 week series on the letter of 1 Corinthians.

Here’s a brief introduction:
Corinth – the city by the sea! A beautiful place, set on the 6-kilometre Isthmus between the Peloponnese and the Mainland. It commercially controls the traffic between Italy and Asia.

Religions were vast. There were at least 26 sacred places and temples dedicated to the Pantheon (or many gods). Corinth was the equivalent of today’s New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas all rolled into one.

Unfortunately, the Christian church of Corinth, in many ways, was like the society of Corinth. It was a mix of Jews, Greeks, slaves and freemen. Some were very well off, but many were poor slaves. Most were from a Gentile background.
So here was a church dominated by poor Gentiles, with perhaps two or three wealthy families, with diverse beliefs and backgrounds. This diversity brought many issues to the church that required radical action.

The apostle Paul had brought the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to this church only 3 years earlier, and so when he heard of these problems and many more, he wrote this letter, which we now know as “The first letter to the Corinthians”.

September 15th |  Idols & Freedoms | 1 Corinthians 15

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Preacher: Al James

September 8th |  United in Diversity | 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

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Preacher: Bruce Stanley

September 1st |  Idols & Freedoms | 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1

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Preacher: Al James

August 25th | Traditions and Abuses | 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

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Preacher: Jackie Stoneman

August 18th |  Idols & Freedoms | 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1

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Preacher: Al James

August 11th |  Weak and Strong | 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, 9:19-27

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Preacher: Bruce Stanley

August 4th | Fears and Dreams (Moore College Sunday) | Jeremiah 10:1-11

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Preacher: Andrew Shead (Moore College Guest Preacher)

July 28th | Married or Single | 1 Corinthians 7:11-40

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Preacher: Bruce Stanley

July 21st | Grow Up! | 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, 3:1-23

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Preacher: Al James