Audio: The Two Feasts

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How Your Life Can Glorify God
1 Corinthians 10.14-22
Matthew Raley (11-16-14)

In our current sermon series in 1 Corinthians we have watched as Paul keeps peeling layers away from the issue of food offered to idols. It started with “We know that an idol is nothing.” It became, “We have the right to eat food offered to idols.” Paul has swept aside both the knowledge claim and the rights claim. He has said, “Your lust is the real issue, just as it was for Israel.” In today’s message we see Paul peel away the last layer to reveal the true nature of idolatry.The spiritual truth is that you are either feasting with Christ or with demons.

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Sermon Notes 11-16-14

Audio: If You Think You Stand

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How Your Life Can Glorify God
1 Corinthians 10.1-13
Matthew Raley (11-9-14)

In this latest sermon in our series from 1 Corinthians, the apostle Paul continues to challenge us to glorify God by uniting our knowledge of Him with love. We have seen that we must not let our knowledge, or our freedoms, or our rights become hindrances to the spiritual well-being of our brothers in Christ or ourselves. We should run the race to win. The only way to do this is to exert self-control. In today’s message we will watch Paul peel back another layer of the issue of eating food offered to idols. Paul wants these knowledgeable Corinthians to examine their motives for eating at idolatrous temples. He shows us that hiding underneath the claims to knowledge and rights, is lust.

Sermon Notes 11-9-14

Audio: Your Rights and Christ’s Priorities

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How Your Life Can Glorify God
1 Corinthians 9
Matthew Raley (11-2-14)

We might be one of the most opinionated generations of Christians in history. With all of our information and social media, we behave as if all we need to cure the ills of the church and the world are our favorite factoids. In a time like this, how can we know how to bring glory to God? There are many opinions on the matter. How can we know which is right? In today’s message we will see that our situation isn’t so different from the situation Paul was addressing in 1 Corinthians 9.

Paul’s repeated rhetorical questions make it clear that a confrontation is happening. Many Corinthian believers think that their advanced knowledge of theology gives them a right to eat food offered to idols. Paul is confronting this rights-focused attitude. His message with all of these questions is, “What if I acted this way toward you? What if I put my knowledge and rights first?”

This latest sermon in our current series from 1 Corinthians continues to challenge us to glorify God by uniting our knowledge of Him with love.

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Sermon Notes 11-2-14