In the passage under consideration today, St Paul likens pastoring similar to parenting. And St Paul has concerns about his “spiritual children”. They are drifting from how he thought he had taught them, and now he is trying to challenge them to “come back” to what they should know.
The sermon today is about serving. It is about being a good steward; about stewardship. And that especially for leaders. Of all human beings, Jesus was the one more in a position to be served than anyone, yet he exemplified what “serving” is really all about.
Yes, while Jesus followers are called to build, more critical is on what we build. And the foundation of Jesus Christ is super fundamental.
Think you have it all down pat? All grown up? That’s what the believers in Corinth thought as well. Ooo, it must have be a tough few paragraphs when they read St Paul’s letter.
Temptation. Something we all deal with. Pastor Jim’s sermon based on this one verse was an eye-opener. Make sure you listen.
Hate to break it to you, but you are probably not as wise as you think you are. In this sermon from 1 Corinthians, Pastor Jeff challenges the idea that human beings can really figure out solutions to our individual and collective problems.
Pastor Jeff really ‘harped’ on the fact that not much happens to us unless and until God makes something happen. Some people respond to the gospel message immediately or shortly after they hear. Others are months or years before they seemingly ‘get it’. Well, it’s not about us getting it, but that is how God ‘calls’ his own.
(So sorry, no audio for this week due to some technical reasons.)
Pastor Jeff continued his series on the First letter of St Paul to the Corinthians.