An Even Better Way

Key texts: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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What is love? This age-old question isn’t fully answered in secular songs or poetry. But Paul provides a clear-eyed description of this emotion, and how it relates to life in the body of Christ. Listen below for an examination of our love for each other, and how we can grow in it.

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The Always-Incomplete Catalog of Spiritual Gifts

Key texts: Romans 12:1-8; Ephesians 4:1-14; 1 Corinthians 12:7-10, 28-30
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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In a previous message, Dru looked at Paul’s teaching on spiritual gifts. But there are many more gifts given to the church than the handful listed in 1 Corinthians 12. Listen below to explore the variety of ways God equips his church, and consider: What gift should I be using to bless the Body?

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God Has Put the Body Together

Key texts: 1 Corinthians 12:4-27
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Returning to Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth, Dru explores his teaching on spiritual gifts. Why are they given? Where do they come from? How do we make sure everyone is using their gifts as God intended? Listen below:

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We Need People

Speaker: Conroy Loewen
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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.