Paul tells the church in Corinth that they, themselves, are a letter from God with the image of Christ, written in the ink of the Spirit. What does it mean to be a living testimony as a church?
Here we have our final stop in 1 Corinthians for the year, once again focusing on the issue of resurrection. We see that God is not done with this place or these bodies, and we should not have our eyes on escape, but instead place our hope in resurrection.
Paul brings our attention to the resurrection of the dead, and we are reminded that our hope is not to “go to heaven” when we die, but to experience bodily resurrection, like Christ.
Jumping to 1 Corinthians 15, Paul brings our focus to the bodily death and resurrection of Jesus.
We take a deep look at the famous “love passage” here in 1 Corinthians, finding not instructions for marriage, but instructions for the church. We are to love not only those who are easy to love, but those who aren’t.
We continue working through 1 Corinthians 12, finding Paul identifying the Corinthian church as the body of Christ. We look at what this means for us.
We find Isaiah once again speaking a word of hope to a hopeless people. In this sermon, we look at how Isaiah breaks through the limited imagination of this people to bring them good news that they could not have envisioned on their now.