This month The Big Read at Banstead Community Church moves on to the book of 1 Corinthians.
You can find some resources to help you read the book HERE.
I’ve preached through the whole book in 26 sermons. Below are the links to all the sermon audio and their outlines.
1 Corinthians 1:1-17: Local churches are magnificent // Local churches are messy
1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5: God saves people through His weak message // God saves people through His weak messengers
1 Corinthians 2:6-16: The Spirit reveals God’s wisdom to us // The Spirit illuminates God’s wisdom for us
1 Corinthians 3: Leaders are servants of God // Leaders are tested by God
1 Corinthians 4: They preach cross-centred messages // They live cross-centred lives
1 Corinthians 5: Church discipline is vital for the health of the Christian // Church discipline is vital for the health of the church
1 Corinthians 6:1-11: Worldliness creeps in when you forget your destiny // Worldliness creeps in when you forget your identity
1 Corinthians 6:12-20: Your body belongs to God // Your body is joined to God’s Son
1 Corinthians 7:1-9: While you are single, be content being single // While you are married, be content being married
1 Corinthians 7:10-24: Stay as you are if you are married to a Christian // Stay as you are if you are not married to a Christian
1 Corinthians 7:25-40: You’ll avoid the distractions marriage brings // You’ll avoid the difficulties marriage brings
1 Corinthians 8: Act in a way that is consistent with Christ’s lordship // Act in a way that is consistent with Christ’s love
1 Corinthians 9:1-23: Sacrifice is necessary if sinners are to hear the gospel // Flexibility is necessary if sinners are to hear the gospel
1 Corinthians 9:24-10:13: Don’t be aimless // Don’t be arrogant
1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1: God is not glorified when people are confused about what the gospel does // God is not glorified when people are confused about what the gospel is
1 Corinthians 11:2-16: Accept that headship is good // Accept that different is good
1 Corinthians 11:17-34: Look in // Look out
1 Corinthians 12:1-11: The Holy Spirit helps you say “Jesus is Lord” // The Holy Spirit helps you serve one another
1 Corinthians 12:12-31: You do belong // You are needed
1 Corinthians 13: Love is what Christ is like // Love is what heaven is like
1 Corinthians 14:1-25: Be keen to have gifts that edify the saints // Be keen to have gifts that evangelise the sinners
1 Corinthians 14:26-40: Order is needed for the church to hear the Word of God // Order is needed for the church to display the character of God
1 Corinthians 15:1-11: Jesus’ resurrection is primary – it’s central to the gospel! // Jesus’ resurrection is physical – the evidence proves it! // Jesus’ resurrection is powerful – it changes lives!
1 Corinthians 15:12-34: You can be certain about the resurrection that has happened // You can be certain about the resurrection that will happen
1 Corinthians 15:35-58: You are going to have a new body fit for heaven // You are going to have a new body death cannot touch
1 Corinthians 16: By giving our money to gospel work // By giving our time to gospel work