How to submit to leaders and not hate it – 1st Corinthians 16:5-24, Part Two

In this final section of 1st Corinthians, Paul mentions a bunch of leaders that were familiar to the church in the city of Corinth.  At one point, he urges the church to submit to it’s leaders.  Submit is such an ugly word.  It has definitely been abused by many leaders.  As a leader in aContinue reading “How to submit to leaders and not hate it – 1st Corinthians 16:5-24, Part Two”

Leaders worth following, and followers worth leading

Are you a leader worth following? Are you a follower worth leading? Churches are made up of leaders and followers.  We are at the end…it has taken us 38 sermons to work our way through 1st Corinthians. Along the way, we have hit a lot of tough topics, and it has been good.  This was aContinue reading “Leaders worth following, and followers worth leading”

When Christians Aren’t Gracious – 1st Corinthians 16:5-24, Part 1

Paul closes the letter where he began it. Grace. Back in 1 Corinthians 1:3-4 he said “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.” And now in 16:23 he says “The grace of theContinue reading “When Christians Aren’t Gracious – 1st Corinthians 16:5-24, Part 1”

A 1st Corinthians Smorgasbord

Tomorrow we begin the end of our 1st Corinthians series.  We’ll be spending two Sundays finishing it up by looking at chapter 16 verses 5-24.  In these verses Paul talks about his itinerary, updates them about a bunch of people the Corinthian church knew well, and then gives them a bit of a smorgasbord ofContinue reading “A 1st Corinthians Smorgasbord”