Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Every Day an Ash Wednesday

Preached FCCW, March 6, 2019, Ash Wednesday

2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

The church calendar is filled with holy seasons, like Advent, Epiphany, and lent; and holy days like Christmas, Easter, Pentecost – and the one we are here to observe tonight, Ash Wednesday. Often, there are certain visible and tangible practices associated with these special times. Like being anointed with ashes on Ash Wednesday.

Regifting

Preached January 27, 2019

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

 

Sue’s birthday is next week; and while browsing on-line for creative gift ideas I stumbled across a Reader’s Digest article entitled “What Not to Buy Your Wife.”

Certain that this could not be coincidental, I thought it might be in my best interest to stop what I was doing and read it.

Here are a few of the author’s suggestions on what not to buy your wife:

  1. Don’t buy anything that plugs in. Anything that requires electricity is seen as impersonal and housework related.
  2. Don’t buy clothing that involves sizes. The chances are one in seven thousand that you will get her size right, and your wife will be offended the other 6999 times.
  3. Don’t buy anything that involves weight loss or self-improvement. A six-month membership to a gym, for example, could easily be misconstrued as a suggestion that’s she’s out of shape.
  4. Don’t buy jewelry. The jewelry your wife wants, you can’t afford. And the jewelry you can afford, she doesn’t want.

Which Is Wisdom? Which Is Foolishness?

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America - Leonard NimoyUploaded by maybeMaybeMaybe, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=228968161 Corinthians 1:18-25

Preached FCCW March 4, 2018

 

In his book Blue Like Jazz Donald Miller says, “The goofy thing about Christian faith is that you believe it and don’t believe it at the same time. It isn’t unlike having an imaginary friend.”

He goes on to say: “I believe in Jesus; I believe He is the Son of God, but every time I sit down to explain this to somebody I feel like a palm reader, like somebody who works at a circus or a kid who is always making things up or somebody at a Star Trek convention who hasn’t figured out the show isn’t real.”

The Sermon of Alternate Facts

Matthew 5:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Preached FCCW 1/29/2017

It feels like every year now, the Oxford English Dictionary — which bills itself as “the definitive record of the English language”– is adding new words and phrases.