When You Come Together

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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The focus of early church services was Jesus Christ, through the sharing of Communion. But in Corinth, the focus of the Lord’s Table was selfishness and pride. Dru looks at what division does to our focus and invites us all to remember Christ, rather than ourselves.

Presentation from message: 2018.10.13 When You Come Together


Follow-up on 1 Corinthians 11 Message

From Dru:

A couple weeks ago, I preached through 1 Corinthians 11:2-18. You can find the message here. Some brothers and sisters brought up a few questions and corrections to my attention. I really appreciate the encouragement given, and apologize for my lack of clarity and accuracy. Last week, I clarified on the two points I got wrong, which you can listen to below:

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No Other Custom

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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What does the practice of covering one’s head have to do with spiritual warfare or the church? To some, 1 Corinthians 11 is a confusing explanation of a cultural practice, largely irrelevant to us today. To others, it may be a familiar practice, but the meaning is unclear. In this message, Dru explains that the covering of the head is a timeless practice, providing pictures of profound, eternal truths.

PowerPoint from message: No Other Custom (1 Corinthians series)

UPDATE: Please click here to listen to or read a follow-up clarification on this message. https://gracebiblestonelake.com/2018/10/04/how-does-god-make-a-person-after-his-heart/


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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