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Singleness: Finding True Fulfillment

August 16, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 7 | singleness

In this week’s sermon, Pastor Gary walks us through 1 Corinthians 7 and advice Paul gave the church at Corinth about singleness, marriage, and how both are a gift from God and both reflect the Gospel.

The Mark of Love

May 17, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 13 | fruit of the spirit, character, discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs kicked off our study of the 9 fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 by looking at how God’s perfect love in the form of Jesus Christ can motivate our actions, be both our example and source of power, and how we can rely on Christ’s love to sustain our relationships.

The Resurrection Is Fulfilled At Christ’s Return

April 26, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 | exposition, gospel, easter

Pastor Gary Combs concluded this 4-week sermon series on the resurrection with this message from 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. In this message, Pastor Gary taught how the apostle Paul closed out the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians like a great three movement symphony with a great cresendo! Paul declared to the believers in Corinth how they should live in response to the fulfillment of the resurrection at the time of Christ’s return. We can hear and follow these instructions on how to live and “be” in view of Christ’s return. The text gives us three ways to “be” in view of Christ’s return.

The Resurrection Is a Physical Reality

April 19, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 | exposition, gospel, easter

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series “Rise Again – Come Again” with this third message from 1 Corinthians 15 about the nature of the resurrection body that believers will one day receive. Do you have questions about the nature of the body that will be raised upon Christ’s return? Do you wonder what happens to the body of the one who is lost at sea, dismembered in an explosion or cremated? How can God raise such a one? What about the infant or child who dies, will they receive a child’s body or an adult one? What about the deaf, the blind, the mentally handicapped? What kind of body will they receive? The Bible says, that believers get a body like Christ’s!

The Resurrection is Historical Fact

April 12, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 | gospel, exposition, easter

In this second sermon in our “Rise Again, Come Again” series, Pastor Gary helps us see the implications of the historical fact of the resurrection of Christ. Because of Christ’s resurrection, we have have real hope in Christ, we can experience the total victory of Christ, and we can experience Christ’s purpose for our life.

The Resurrection is Good News

April 5, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 | gospel, exposition, easter

Pastor Gary Combs began a 4-week series entitled “Rise Again-Come Again: An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15,” with this sermon from the first 11 verses of the chapter. In the this letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul described the details of the resurrection as being key to the gospel, the good news. And went on to establish its veracity by listing the eyewitnesses who had seen the risen Lord. What do we do with good news? We decide whether it is to be believed or not. Yet, this decision determines our destiny.

“S” is for Spiritual Gifts

January 12, 2014 | 1 Corinthians 12:1-13, 27-31 | spiritual gifts, discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs continues the 6-part message series “Shaped for Significance” with this message about spiritual gifts from 1 Corinthians 12. In this message he answers questions about spiritual gifts from the Bible and shows how the ultimate purpose of these gifts is to edify the body of Christ and to bring glory to the Father.

The Gospel is Good News, not Good Advice

March 31, 2013 | 1 Corinthians 15:1-22 | gospel, easter

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-week sermon series on Easter weekend entitled Evangelium: What the Gospel Is… And What It Isn’t. This message is taken from 1 Corinthians 15 and and discusses the importance of recognizing that the gospel is the good news about Christ’s resurrection for us to believe, not advice for us to follow. The gospel is about what Christ has already done, not what we need to do.

Discovering Your Gospel Love Language

March 3, 2013 | 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 | gospel, evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs continued his sermon series entitled “Loving Our Jerusalem” with this message from 1 Corinthians about the different approaches that the Apostle Paul was willing to use in order to share the gospel with others. Paul demonstrated the importance of witnessing in a language that the hearer could understand. This “love language” is different for everyone. This message discusses the seven witnessing love languages that one might use to share the gospel with others.

Time to Celebrate

November 25, 2012 | 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 | discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the “Time to Thrive” series with this message from 1 Corinthians. The apostle Paul told the Corinthians that Christ’s victory over sin and death meant that they could live life to the full, knowing and celebrating that this victory was already theirs. And that everything they did for Christ would matter for eternity. Celebrating this victory that Christ has won, we can live life to the full, we can do more than just survive, we can thrive.