What will our resurrected bodies look like? How exactly does this occur? And what happens immediately after we die? We look at Paul's answers to these important and weighty questions as we come to the conclusion of our series on the 'Communion of Saints.'
Is the resurrection of Jesus true? There is no question more eternally significant and relevant in all of the world. We study the evidence of Jesus' resurrection as well as look at Paul's words to the Corinthians who struggled to believe in a bodily resurrection.
How do Christians know that the Scriptures are true? Or are they deceived? Is there any evidence to support the bold claim that Jesus rose from the dead? We consider the introduction to Paul's defense for the resurrection by first looking at his appeal to the Scripture, then to eye-witnesses, and finally his own experience.
What is the 'Lord's Supper' and what role does it have in the life of The Church? We study these questions as well as Paul's reason for leading the Corinthians to consider it's importance. For a moment we also consider the long-standing debate of the meaning of Jesus' words "This is my body."
What does it mean for man to be the 'head' of woman? And should Christian women be wearing head-coverings? We dig into one of the most challenging and misrepresented Scripture passages in the Bible - looking first at what Paul was saying within the Greek context then how 'headship' applies to our relationships today.
How close can Christians get to idol worship before being affected by it? The Apostle Paul deals with this question by reminding the Corinthian believers of the spiritual dynamics behind idols worship and leads them to consider the failures of Israel. Paul includes good news by reminding Christians everywhere that when we are tempted, God always provides a way of escape!
What does it take for a Christian to remain faithful to the gospel and the Lord in day-to-day life? The Apostle Paul answers this question by leading the church in Corinth to consider the examples of the nation of Israel and modern day athletes.
How do we determine what is sinful and what is pleasing to God? We answer this question before considering what to do when either food or drink causes our friends to stumble by studying Paul's letter to the Corinthians.
When the world celebrates sexual immorality and devalues marriage, what should Christians do? Paul leads the church in Corinth, and us through the Holy Spirit, back to seeing marriage as a gift of God to be treasured among the 'Communion of Saints.'
How should we treat our bodies and our sexuality? We dig into these daily, difficult topics - seeking to understand what was happening in the Corinthian culture and how God's truth applies still to this day.
Is homosexuality a sin and why does Paul address this topic among other serious sexual issues to the church in Corinth? We study this difficult subject, and lawsuits among believers, to understand what God was saying then...and how it applies to our culture today.
What is the gift of tongues and the gift of prophecy? Do they still apply to the church today and how might they impact our corporate prayers? We dig into these interesting topics while concluding with some challenges from Scripture on how to grow in our own personal prayer lives.
What is love and why ought Christians show it through their spiritual gifts? We address these important questions as we dig into the Apostle Paul's infamous passage on the characteristics of true love.
What exactly are spiritual gifts and do I have any? We explore this topic in view of Paul's instructions to the believers in Corinth. Pastor Aaron also explores common objections that Christians use when asked to put their gift into practice within the 'communion of saints.'
Is it appropriate for Christians to judge people, pointing out what is right and wrong to do? We explore the Biblical answer to this important question in view of Paul's rebuke upon believer in Corinth.
Do Christians really need spiritual overseers and mentors? If so, what qualities should we look for in such a person? Explore these questions and the subject of boasting as Paul addresses the arrogance and independence that was creeping into the Corinthian church.
Guest speaker, Ben Smidt, describes eternal rewards in the context of Paul's encouragement to young Christians who were still trying to figure out how to be the church (the communion of saints) together.
What is spiritual infancy and how can I recognize if you and I are one? Paul address this question as well a provides a critique of the believers in Corinth by leading them to think about the different between natural people and spiritual people.
On this Easter morning, we consider the wisdom of God in comparison to the wisdom of humanity. Here Paul's council to the believer to move towards spiritual wisdom by revisiting the cross as a pathway to deeper spiritual wisdom.
How do you define power and where is true power found? Observe the Apostle Paul's answer to these questions as he points out the 'worldly' sources of power in the church in Corinth. On this Palm Sunday, reconsider the foolish, yet powerful, message of the cross of Jesus.
What causes unity and division within The Church? Is unity even possible in a world that too often sees division, broken promises, and severed relationship? Explore Paul's words to the church in Corinth as division sought to destroy the community and discover how it relates to marriage and other Christian relations in your world.
Since God exists in community, although one God, He invites Christians into authentic 'communion' with one another. The church in Corinth had made a mess of this and the Apostles Paul wrote this epistle to lead them back. During the introduction to this series we address questions like "How do we explain The Trinity of God?" "What are the priorities of the gathered church?" and "Who is invited into the communion of saints?"