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Chapter 11

Chapter 12


Sermon on Nov 26, 2017

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

One of the recurring themes Paul has dealt with over and again in 1 Corinthians is the theme of division. It has really been troubling the Corinthian congregations, so back in chapter 1 and again in chapter 3, you will remember the Corinthians were dividing over their favorite preachers. There were different groups claiming their different favorite. “I follow Paul.” “I follow Apollos.” “I follow Cephas.” Even, “I follow...

Apostles' Creed

Sermon on May 4, 2003

1 Corinthians 12:7; 3:21-23

The Communion of the Saints 1 Corinthians 12:7; 3:21-23

Turn with me in your Bibles to 1 Corinthians 12: 7. We are working our way through the Apostles’ Creed and we come today to the affirmation that we believe in the communion of the saints.

Just as we saw last week that there are different views of what it means to say, “I believe in the holy catholic...

Sermon on Feb 22, 2015

1 Corinthians 12:11-13

A beautiful passage and a passage that our team, myself personally and others, depended on, as with other passages - not the passage itself but the promise that went behind it. The promise that He is about the work of building His church and no matter the context, no matter the difficulty, no matter the trust issues that the people that we’re ministering to may or may not...


Sermon on Jan 7, 2018

1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Paul, you will remember, has been dealing with the problem of division in Corinth and it’s a problem that has reared its ugly head in different ways as we’ve worked through the book together. There’ve been divisions over leadership. Some were boasting in their favorite preacher and others in a different preacher. There were divisions over economics and lawsuits among believers. There was even division over which foods...

Sermon on Apr 18, 1948

1 Corinthians 12:31

Chapter 13


Sermon on Jan 14, 2018

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

You will remember that Paul has been dealing with the problem of divisions at Corinth and in the second half of chapter 12 he is particularly concerned about the kind of divisions that have developed over spiritual gifts. Some at Corinth, tongue-speakers and others, consider themselves, because of the gifts they had, to be super-spiritual and they were looking down on others. Which led to some at Corinth saying, “Because...

Sermon on Sep 1, 2019

1 Corinthians 13

And we hear about love a lot. “All you need is love.” “What the world needs now is love.” “In the name of love.” “What’s love got to do with it?” We think we know what love is. Love is so basic, it’s so elementary; it’s timeless and universal. The need for love is undeniable and so we think about love and we read about love and we...

Chapter 14


Sermon on Jan 28, 2018

1 Corinthians 14:1-25

Paul, you may recall, has been writing to combat a prideful, divisive spirit at Corinth, especially when it came to the way that spiritual gifts were functioning in the life of the church. And in chapters 12 and 13, he has tackled that problem at the level of general principles. You will remember in chapter 12 he spoke about celebrating our unity and cherishing our diversity. We are...


Sermon on Feb 4, 2018

1 Corinthians 14:26-40

 Paul is wrapping up his engagement with a series of problems, divisions, that were erupting in the Corinthian congregations, primarily in the context of public worship. He’s wrapping up a discussion of all of that which he began all the way back in chapter 11. You will remember in chapter 11 that he dealt with the breakdown of Biblical role relationships between men and women. He’s going to...

Chapter 15

Apostles' Creed

Sermon on Mar 9, 2003

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

The Apostles' Creed He Descended into Hell I Corinthians 15:1-4

I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Corinthians 15. We are continuing a series that we have been pursuing on Sunday mornings on The Apostles’ Creed. This morning we looked at the phrases that “we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.” All belong together in the...


Sermon on Mar 11, 2018

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

The apostle Paul tells us that he has delivered the Gospel to the Corinthians, but as we’re going to see, as the communication of the Gospel has passed from ear to ear and heart to heart, it has gotten rather garbled along the way. Actually, not with hilarious consequences but with disastrous consequences. If you’ll look for a moment at verse 12 – we’re not going to think...

Sermon on Aug 6, 1944

1 Corinthians 15:1-19

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

Sermon on Jan 21, 2007

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

The Lord's Day Morning

January 21, 2007

I Corinthians 15:1-4

Biblical Priorities for Church Life

The Gospel Applied

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Corinthians 15:1-4. We've been working our way through a series of topical expository messages on the subject of “Biblical Priorities for The Life of...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

Sermon on Jan 14, 2007

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

The Lord's Day Morning

January 14, 2007

I Corinthians 15:1-4

“The Biblical Gospel”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

We’re continuing our series in which we are studying the biblical priorities for the life of our church, and we've been asking throughout this series what are the qualities, what are the marks, what are the things that characterize a healthy local church?


Sermon on Feb 16, 2014

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Well let me congratulate you, those who have resisted the evils of Downton Abbey, and have come to evening worship which is far, far better than a terrible British export.  I’d love you to turn if you would to 1 Corinthians 15; it’s on page 961.  And while you’re turning there, let me say thank you very much.  You are a warm congregation and it has been...

Sermon on Feb 16, 2014

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Well thank you.  It is a real joy and a privilege to be with you this morning.  I bring the greetings of the church I serve in west London, IPC Ealing, and we are very grateful to this congregation.  Last year your missions committee gave a very generous gift which has enabled us to employ apprentices, employ apprentices, and we’re so grateful for that.  And I want to...

Sermon on Apr 20, 2003

1 Corinthians 15:1-14

Easter 2003 The Exaltation of Christ in the Resurrection I Corinthians 15:1-14

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Corinthians 15, as we consider the exaltation of Christ in His resurrection. During the Easter season, many Christians turn their minds to the meaning of the resurrection, and they ask questions like, “How is this significant for my life? What does the...

Apostles' Creed

Sermon on Mar 16, 2003

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

The Apostles' Creed On the Third Day He Rose Again 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Dr. Derek Thomas

We are continuing our studies in the Apostles’ Creed. We come this morning to that statement of the Creed in the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On the third day He rose again from the dead according to the Scriptures. I wanted to start this morning by saying that I...

Apostles' Creed

Sermon on May 18, 2003

1 Corinthians 15:12-19

1 Corinthians 15:12-19 “I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body”

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Corinthians 15. We’re continuing to work our way through to the Apostles’ Creed, and we now come to that affirmation in the Creed which says, “I believe in the resurrection of the body.” Here in 1 Corinthians 15, the Apostle Paul is dealing...

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