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June 16, 2019  

22 - Worshipping together - part 1

Worshipping together - part 1 - Tim Smylie
1. It's not mainly about me and God - (vv1-5)
2. We worship best when we try to be clear and plain - (vv6-12)
3. We worship best when we worship with heart and mind - (vv13-19)

June 2, 2019  

21 - Love - our duty and destiny

 1 Corinthians 12v28-13v13 - Tim Smylie

1. Gifts are important, but love makes our lives count - (12:28-13:3)
2. Love lives for others - (13:4-7)
3. Love lasts for ever - (13:8-13)

May 26, 2019  

20 - One for all and all for one

1 Corinthians 12v12-27 - Tim Smylie

  1. The Church is a body, not just a collection of individuals - (vv12-13)
  2. Parts of a body are very different, and all the parts are important - (vv14-27)
    1. No-one is surplus to requirements - (vv15-20)
    2. No-one is self-sufficient -(vv21-27)
May 12, 2019  

19 - True Spirituality

True spirituality - 1 Corinthians 12v1-11 - 12th May 2019 - Tim Smylie
1. Worships Jesus as Lord - (vv1-3)
2. Recognises God as the source of all blessings in the church - (vv4-11)

Observations
a. This is not meant to be a complete list
b. We cannot assume every local church will have all the gifts on the list.
c. We have to be cautious about saying what these gifts will look like in practice.
d. There is no guarantee someone who's given a gift once will always have the gift.

Therefore True Spirituality:
a. Does not look down on any of the gifts God gives.
b. Does not focus on the gifts but on the God who gives them.

May 5, 2019  

18 - Remember the Lord

Remember the Lord - 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 - Tim Smylie

  1. The way we treat others in the church can destroy the church's worship - (vv17-22)
  2. The self-sacrificing love of Jesus is the living heart of the church - (vv23-26)
  3. The celebration of the Lord's Supper is a dangerous and a gracious event - (vv27-34)
April 28, 2019  

17 - Church, gender, the glory of God

Church, gender, the glory of God - 1 Corinthians 11v2-16 - Tim Smylie

  1. God's plan for all relationships is equality, and an order of authority -(vv2-3)
  2. In its gender relationships the church is to display its agreement with God's plan - (vv4-6 & 13-16)
  3. The church looks to creation as its model - (vv7-12)
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)
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)
March 24, 2019  

14 - Don’t we have rights?

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

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 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

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)
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 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)
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)

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 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 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)
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)

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 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)

 

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)