We Need People


God’s will for us is experienced most fully when we are with each other. Conroy shares about the importance of each other as we grow in Christ. Using Paul and Timothy as primary examples, he shares five things we must give and receive from each other:

  1. Encouragement – to speak life to one another
  2. Godly examples – to show life to each other.
  3. Love – both giving and receiving this hallmark of Christ’s disciples. 
  4. Spiritual encouragement. 
  5. Purity – accountability toward holiness that comes from regular interaction
We Need People – Conroy Loewen

Speaking by the Spirit of God

Key texts: 1 Corinthians 12:1-3; John 4:1-28
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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When the topic of church services come up, people often get either bored or bothered. For some, corporate worship is riddled with controversy; for others, it’s bound by tradition, something we do on autopilot.

In this message, Dru looks at the importance of an open heart when it comes to worship. Are we ready to learn from His Word? Do we recognize its importance?

Presentation from message: 2018.11.04 Speaking by the Spirit of God (1 Cor series)

 

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

 

Removing Walls for Church Growth

Speaker: James Beckel
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In this meditation, James shares how he’s learned to view people beyond how closely they follow rules, and asks what we as a church can do to be more welcoming to those around us.

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/

 

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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