The Church: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - God‘s Foolery

September 26th, 2021

God's Foolery

 

Same Message, Two Views - 1 Corinthians 1:18-19

 

 

Who's wise and who's foolish? - 1 Corinthians 1: 20-25

 

God Uses __________ for the purpose of ____________

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

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First Century Church - Mark Brauss - September 19, 2021

September 20th, 2021

☼ The Church of God in Corinth……. I Corinthians 1:1-3

 

⌂ Ekklesia …..

 

• Sanctified

• Called

• United

 

 

⌂ The Back Story …… Acts 18:1-17

 

• Titius Justus

• Crispus

• Sosthenes

• Gallio

• Priscilla & Aquila

• Apollos (Acts 18:24-28)

 

☼ God’s Work in Corinth ….. I Corinthians 1:4-9

 

► Grace given ….

 

 

► Enriched – speech & knowledge

 

 

► Testimony confirmed…

 

 

► Spiritual Gifts bestowed….

 

 

► Fellowship….

 

☼ Disunity & Divisions ….. I Corinthians 1:10-16

 

⌂ The Appeal (1:10)

 

 

⌂ 3 Major Problems

 

□ Quarrels (1:11)

 

□ Cliques (1:12)

 

• Paul • Apollos • Cephas • Christ

 

 

□ Conceit (1:13-16)

 

• The root problem → pride….

•James 4:1-2

 

 

☼ One Unifying Purpose…. I Corinthians 1:17

• Romans 1:16-17

 

☼ Application Focus…..

 

□ Do I realize my calling?

 

□ How has God gifted me spiritually?

 

□ Do I have a low view of ‘church?’

 

□ Do I understand the gospel?

 

□ Where is my focus?

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The Church. The Good - The Bad - The Ugly - Mark Brauss - September 12, 2021

September 12th, 2021

☼ Toxic Churches ↔ Toxic Culture

 

•Types

 

 

• Deconstruction

 

 

 

☼ The Church of Jesus….Matthew 16:13-19

• Matthew 16:21

 

□ 2 Big Questions → Identity

 

 

 

□ 1 Huge Proclamation

 

“I will build My church….”

 

 

□ Pushback

 

● Flesh

 

● World

● Devil …..Ephesians 6:12

 

☼ Glory in the Church? …. Ephesians 3:14-21

 

☼ Jesus loves the Church?..... Ephesians 5:25-27

 

☼ First Century Church – Corinth

• I Corinthians 1:2

 

☼ Applying Truth …..

 

• I need to have a deep reverence for the ekklesia that Jesus is building.

 

• I need to be involved in an ekklesia.

 

• I need to be the church…..not just attend.

 

• I need to love people who are far from God.

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Know Your Enemy: Your Armor - Jim Villalobos - Septemeber 5, 2021

September 7th, 2021

The Battle – Ephesians 6:10-13

Your Protection – Ephesians 6:14-17

                Belt of Truth

                Breastplate of Righteousness

                Shoes of Readiness

                Shield of Faith

                Helmet of Salvation

Your Weapons – Ephesians 6:17-20

                Sword of Spirit

                Prayer

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