Christ: the wisdom and power of God

God, who is the source of all comfort, mercifully and abundantly comforts his people in their affliction through the Lord Jesus Christ. God, who is the source of all comfort, mercifully and abundantly comforts his people in their affliction through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Week 1 - Introduction to 1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

The Main Idea of the sermon is: The purpose of 1 Corinthians is to establish the preeminence of the gospel, express deep concern over worldly behavior, and offer instruction for the life and witness of the Church, all to the glory of God.

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Week 2 - In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

The Main Idea of the sermon is: All who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ are enriched and will be sustained to the end by His grace.

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Week 3 - Wisdom of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 1:10-31

The main idea of the sermon is: The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power and wisdom of God to those who are called.

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Week 4 - Preaching Christ Crucified

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

The Main Idea of the sermon is: We proclaim the crucified Christ so that a person’s faith will not rest on our ingenuity but on the power of God.

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Week 5 - Imparting and Accepting the Wisdom of God

1 Corinthians 2:6-16

The Main Idea of the sermon is: We proclaim the crucified Christ so that a person’s faith will not rest on our ingenuity but on the power of God.

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Week 6 - Fellow Workers

1 Corinthians 3:1-17

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: As brothers and sisters in Christ, we must refrain from immature behavior in the local church and pursue the building of the church as God’s fellow workers.

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Week 7 - Ministry of Spiritual Leaders

1 Corinthians 3:18 – 4:21

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Spiritual leaders and the congregation of believers must reject arrogance and humbly recognize that they are servants of Christ and stewards of the mystery of God.

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Week 8 - Protecting the Church

1 Corinthians 5

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Overlooking and allowing open sin in the lives of members of a local church births from arrogance not love.

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Week 9 - Avoiding Defeat

1 Corinthians 6:1-11

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Unresolved disputes between brothers and sisters in a local church must be handled within the church for the sake of the gospel.

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Week 10 - Glorify God in Your Body

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Unresolved disputes between brothers and sisters in a local church must be handled within the church for the sake of the kingdom of God.

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Week 11 - Marriage and Purity

1 Corinthians 7:1-16

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Marriage involves a lifelong commitment for the sake of sexual purity and gospel witness.

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Week 12 - Living Under the Lordship of Christ

1 Corinthians 7:17-24

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Every believer must live the life the Lord has assigned them under the Lordship of Christ.

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Week 13 - Single Christians

1 Corinthians 7:25-40

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Single Christians must live devoted to Christ in holiness.

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Week 14 - Conscience Choices

1 Corinthians 8

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Though we may have a clearer biblical understanding, our choices must not wound the conscience of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Week 15 - Gospel Priority

1 Corinthians 9

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: With the gospel of Christ as our priority, we place no obstacle in the way of others.

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Week 16 - Flee Idolatry

1 Corinthians 10:1-22

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Trusting in the faithfulness of God, we, as the body of Christ, must flee idolatry.

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Week 17 - All to the Glory of God

1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1

The Main Idea of the sermon is: The glory of God instead of permission must dictate the choices and actions of followers of Christ.

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Week 18 - Worship and Traditions

1 Corinthians 11:2-16

The main idea of the sermon is: The manner that we conduct ourselves in public worship communicates what we believe about God and one another.

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Week 19 - The Lord's Supper

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: The Lord’s Supper needs to be approached as one body with sober recognition and humble awareness.

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Week 20 - Gospel Clarity

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: The Scriptures clearly reveal the gospel of Jesus Christ so that it might be proclaimed and believed.

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Week 21 - Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: The Holy Spirit graciously gives gifts to each individual in the body of Christ for the common good.

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Week 22 - One Body

1 Corinthians 12:12-31

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Though we are many members, we are the body of Christ serving together for the common good.

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Week 23 - Christlike Love

1 Corinthians 13

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: Christlike love distinctly marks the body of Christ.

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Week 24 - The Gathered Church

1 Corinthians 14

The Main Idea of the Sermon: When the body of Christ gathers for worship, everything must be done decently and in order.

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Week 25 - The Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:12-34

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: The Christian faith and the future of Christians rest on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Week 26 - Resurrected Body

1 Corinthians 15:35-49

The Main Idea of the sermon is: Christians, who die prior to the coming of Christ, will be raised with imperishable bodies when He comes.

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Week 27 - Swallowed Up Death

1 Corinthians 15:50-58

The Main Idea of the Sermon is: All who are in Christ will be changed forever at his coming and share endlessly in his victory over death.

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Week 28 - Stand Firm

1 Corinthians 16

The Main Idea of the sermon is: Paul’s final instructions to the Corinthians remind us of the necessity of standing firm together as the body of Christ.

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