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Sermons on 1 Corinthians
Final instructions to the wild church
To conclude our 9-month study of the book of 1 Corinthians, Pastor Mark follows the lead of Paul in discussing what is weighing on his heart and mind concerning Mars Hill Church in preparation for our upcoming 10th Anniversary.
Sometimes, perhaps not intentionally, we give the leftovers of our time, treasure, and talent to the Lord's work though the local church. When this happens, we subtly communicate that the mission to which Christ has called us isn't really worth the sacrifice. Paul offers a great corrective to this problem at the end of his teaching on Christ's resurrection and ours in 1 Corinthians 15. We must know the implications of the resurrection (for now and eternity), commit ourselves wholeheartedly to the Lord' s work (without being swayed by the philosophies of our culture), and pursue excellence together with God's people (convinced that the sacrifice is worth it).
Luke 6:38 as the primary Biblical reference for this series, Pastor Rudy Bropleh references 1 Corinthians 15:58 where Paul tells us that it's time to invest in the church. We need to trust God and make small investments in our lives. You are encourage to focus on the following 3 Points of emphasis as you listen to this dynamic ending to the BIG Investment Series: 1) Be committed to the PRINCIPLES of your faith; 2) Be committed to the PRACTICES of your life; and 3) Stay connected to the PERSON in your faith. Tell others about God! Let God know that he is Awesome! God is for real.