The Benefit of Many

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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It’s easy to focus on my own needs and desires, but Paul urges us to think about spiritual well-being of others as well. With sobering examples from history, he warns about the dangers of idolatry and how our actions can influence others.

Along with an examination of today’s text from 1 Corinthians, Dru also provides a helpful summary of when Christians should self-restrict their freedoms.

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Every Means Possible

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:15-27
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Paul wants us to know he has rights and privileges as a minister of the Gospel. He also wants us to know that he doesn’t make use of these rights – and he gives clear reasons why he doesn’t. Paul is using his rights – and exercising self-denial – in order to achieve a goal: To win some to Christ. Dru looks at the importance of preaching to Paul, and what he did about it.

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Written for Our Benefit

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:1-14
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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What do apostles, oxen, and exegesis of Deuteronomy have in common? They’re all important parts of Paul’s defense of Christian freedom, as found in 1 Corinthians 9. Before looking at what Paul does with his freedom and rights, Dru spends today’s message looking at some diverse but valuable lessons we can learn from his arguments.

With a grab bag of three topics – the nature of apostleship, ministerial support, and principles of Bible study – he concludes with the kitchen sink: what does it means to have freedom in Christ?

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I will never again eat meat

Text: 1 Corinthians 8
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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There are countless church problems – some serious, some frivolous – but many of them have the same root: tension between liberty and conscience. The Corinthians were no different, and Paul provides essential principles for navigating this kind of conflict.

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Remain with God

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:8-40
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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“The grass is always greener on the other side.” This maxim may seem true, but Paul the Corinthian Christians to embrace their calling – right where they are now. Whether single, married, Jew, Gentile, slave, or free, true contentment doesn’t come from life changes.

In this message, Dru looks at what Paul says about marriage and singleness, offering reasons to get married and to stay single. He also offers practical advice on how “marrieds” and singles can support and encourage each other in the church.

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Do Not Deprive Each Other

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; 13:4-7
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Is it possible to be too holy – to overreact to immorality? In Corinth, some Christians were so concerned about the sin around them, they lost sight of God’s good design for marriage. Dru looks at what Paul has to say and suggests some principles for marital intimacy.

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Glorify God in your body

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Delving deeper into the twisted world of Ancient Corinth, Dru looks at another issue facing this early church: sexual immorality. Rather than merely tell the church what not to do with their bodies, Paul calls them – and us – to use our bodies for something far greater than mere self-gratification. Our bodies are no longer ours: We were bought at a price.

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