Pelsall Evangelical Church Sermon Archives

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November 25, 2018  

01 - Church, be who you are

1 Corinthians 1 v1-17

1. God's church is holy and rich in Christ  (V1-9)

2. The greatest challenge for God's church - living in accord with who we are in Christ (V10-17)

 

December 2, 2018  

02 - The Cross

1 Corinthians 1v18-25

The message of the cross:
1. Divides the world in two -(v18)

2. Defies human pride - (v19-21)

3. Delivers God's salvation to those who accept the message - (v22-25)

 

December 9, 2018  

03 - People of the Cross

1 Corinthians 1v26-2v5

1. God's choice of people defies human pride - (1v26-29)

2. God's people celebrate God's wisdom and power - not their own - (1v30-2v5)

December 16, 2018  

04 - True Wisdom

1 Corinthians 2v6-16

True wisdom:

I. Belongs to God (vv6-8)

II. Is a gift of God's Holy Spirit (vv9-13)

III. Is essential for living well (vv14-16)

January 6, 2019  

05 - Growing up

1 Corinthians 3

Growing up

  1. The church must grow in maturity - (vv1-4)
  2. Maturity comes by understanding:
    1. God rules the church (vv5-9a)
    2. God cares about the church - (vv9b-17)
    3. God shares His riches with the church - (vv18-23)
January 13, 2019  

06 - Servants of God

1 Corinthians 4v1-17

Servants of God:-

1. Are accountable to God - (vv1-6)

2. Live cross-shaped lives - (vv7-13)

3. Are examples to follow - (vv14-17)

January 20, 2019  

07 - Church Discipline

1 Corinthians 4v18-5v13 

Church Discipline

  1. Discipline is always necessary in the church - (4v18-21)
  2. Sometimes radical tearful discipline is necessary - (5v1-2)
  3. Discipline is carried out by the church, for the sake of - 5v3-13:-
    1. The name of Jesus - (v3-4)
    2. The individual being disciplined - (v5)
    3. The church itself  - (v6-13)
January 27, 2019  

08 - Church Conflict

1 Corinthians 6v1-11 - Tim Smylie

Church Conflict

The church has the responsibility and ability to honour God:
1. In dealing with our disagreements - (vv1-6)
2. In dealing with our desires - (vv7-11)

February 10, 2019  

09 - Your body - what’s the big idea?

Your body - what's the big idea? - Tim Smylie

  1. The resurrection means your body matters more than you think - (vv13-14)

  2. Union with Christ shows that sexual immorality is more significant than you think - (vv15-18)

  3. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit proves you are more privileged than you think - (vv19-20)
February 17, 2019  

10 - Marriage - what’s it for?

Marriage - what's it for? - Tim Smylie

  1. It's for good sex - (vv1-2)
  2. It's for giving love, not demanding it - (vv3-4)
  3. It's for faithfulness to God - (vv5-6)
  4. It's not for everyone - (vv7-9)
February 24, 2019  

11 - Forget about ‘if only’

Forget about 'if only' - 1 Corinthians 7v10-24 - Tim Smylie

  1. When your marriage is not what you want it to be - (vv10-16);
    - stay married - (vv10-14)
    - remembering your responsibility to hopefulness and peace - (vv15-16)

  2. The bigger issue - putting circumstances in their place - (vv17-24)
    - live for God in your current situation - (vv17-21)
    - remembering our true status - (vv22-24)
March 3, 2019  

12 - Think bigger, aim higher

Think bigger, aim higher - 1 Corinthians 7v25-40 - Tim Smylie

  1. This world is not forever -so dont live as if it is - (vv25-31)

    - Let the future give you the proper perspective on the present

  2. Marriage is not greater than God - so don't live as if it is - (vv32-40)

    - Make life choices that will assist your devotion to God

March 17, 2019  

13 - Knowledge - what’s love got to do with it?

1 Corinthians 8v1-13

  1. “Knowledge” without love is arrogance (vv1-3)
  2. True knowledge of God recognises that we live for God (vv4-6)
  3. Living for God means being guided by God’s love (vv7-13)
March 24, 2019  

14 - Don’t we have rights?

Don't we have rights - 1 Corinthians 9 v1-23 - Tim Smylie

March 31, 2019  

15 - Don’t forget to fight

Don't forget to fight - 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:13 - Tim Smylie

  1. We are pursuing a prize - so we need to be serious about self-discipline - (9:24-27)
  2. God has shown us - his grace is not a licence to neglect self-discipline - (10:1-12)
  3. God is faithful - so there's always a way for us to be faithful - (10:13)
April 7, 2019  

16 - All for the Glory of God

All for the glory of God - 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 - Tim Smylie

  1. Don't try to have fellowship with demons as well as Jesus - (10:14-22)
  2. Don't think you can glorify God while being careless about others - (10:23-11:1)