Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Fool’s Gold

1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Christians who believe in and try to live by the gospel are considered by many people to be gullible or naive. Like kids who never outgrew their belief in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. I remember the day when I told my former employer that I would be leaving my job to finish my seminary education on a full-time schedule and then pursue a call to ministry. “You’ll never make any money doing that”, he told…

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.


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: Don’t buy anything that plugs…

Which Is Wisdom? Which Is Foolishness?

1 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…

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.