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Whether you look forward to or dread the American “holiday season”, most of November and December revolve around celebration. How should Christians respond? Does it matter? In this short message, Dru looks at celebrations in the Bible and offers some suggestions for how Christians should celebrate.
Key texts: 1 Corinthians 12:1-3; John 4:1-28 Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
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?
Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
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.
This Sunday, we had a special service, following Christ’s command to wash each other’s feet. Along with that, we had an extended time of testimonies and sharing in communion. Here are the reflections from Dru and Elv, on the bread and wine respectively.
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:
Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
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.
Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1 Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
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.