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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Special: Which Bible should I use?

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Several weeks ago, Dru shared about what translation is and how it happens. He also discussed the history of the King James Bible and its profound impact on English, even today.  And then there were two weddings. And a memorial service. And a baptism.

Here he shares the final installment: it’s not “live”, but a simple recording. In it, he addresses the following questions:

  • Why should I consider using a different Bible translation?
  • What version actually is the Bible?
  • What should we do when Bible translations differ?
  • Can we be confident that what we have today is God’s Word?
  • Which version should I use? How should I use other versions?

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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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Special: How Bibles are translated

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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In our men’s Sunday School class, Dru is sharing about questions on Bibles and Bible translations. This week, he talks about the challenges of moving meaning from one language to another.

The audio this week is good, but it may be hard to hear discussion from the class.

Below, his PowerPoint for the class.

Bible translations Part Two

Special: How we got the Bible

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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In our men’s Sunday School class, Dru is sharing about questions on Bibles and Bible translations. Before we can talk about how God’s Word is translated into English, we must ask what is being translated.

The audio is a bit uneven, and the presentation rough, but you’re welcome to listen!

Below, his PowerPoint for the class.

Bible Translations – the text itself

 

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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