Chapter 1

Called into the Fellowship of God's Son

Called into the Fellowship of God's Son

January 14, 2018  |  David Robinson

There is a danger of thinking that at least we aren't as bad as others, the Corinthian believers thought that as well. Paul calls them, and us, to repentance and to unity in Christ.

Called into the Fellowship of God's Son

Called into the Fellowship of God's Son

January 14, 2018  |  David Robinson

There is a danger of thinking that at least we aren't as bad as others, the Corinthian believers thought that as well. Paul calls them, and us, to repentance and to unity in Christ.

True Nobility

True Nobility

January 21, 2018  |  Joe Boot

Paul contrasts why one group of people sees the gospel as foolishness while another sees it as the power of God.

True Nobility

True Nobility

January 21, 2018  |  Joe Boot

Paul contrasts why one group of people sees the gospel as foolishness and why some see it as the power of God.

Chapter 2

Are you a Spiritual Person?

Are you a Spiritual Person?

January 28, 2018  |  David Robinson

The term "spiritual" is a flimsy-floppy word and means all kinds of things to different people. In this passage the Apostle Paul tells us what it really means.

Are you a Spiritual Person?

Are you a Spiritual Person?

January 28, 2018  |  David Robinson

The term "spiritual" is a flimsy-floppy word and means all kinds of things to different people. In this passage the Apostle Paul tells us what it really means.

The Gospel Net in a Sea of Faiths (B)

The Gospel Net in a Sea of Faiths (B)

April 30, 2008  |  Joe Boot

People love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil. In appealing to the gospel we are appealing to a truth that is known but suppressed. This is a moral confrontation and we must bring people into the light by the enlightening work of the Holy Spirit.

Chapter 3

This Day and That Day

This Day and That Day

February 4, 2018  |  Russ Hiebert

Martin Luther once said, There are only two days on my calendar, this day and that day. The idea that life could be distilled down to two things is compelling. What is it about that day that can bring such focus to life?

This Day and That Day

This Day and That Day

February 4, 2018  |  Russ Hiebert
Martin Luther once said, There are only two days on my calendar, this day and that day. The idea that life could be distilled down to two things is compelling. What is it about that day that can bring such focus to life.

Chapter 4

Are You For Real?

Are You For Real?

February 11, 2018  |  David Robinson

A portrait of the immature Corinthian believers. They thought they were mature but the Apostle Paul shows them that they are mostly talk.

Are You For Real?

Are You For Real?

February 11, 2018  |  David Robinson

A portrait of the immature Corinthian believers. They thought they were mature but the Apostle Paul shows them that they are mostly talk.

Chapter 5

Keeping the Feast

Keeping the Feast

February 18, 2018  |  Joe Boot
Church discipline is not the most favourite topic of pastors or parishioners in our age, but there will be no correctness in the Church without correction.
Keeping the Feast

Keeping the Feast

February 18, 2018  |  Joe Boot

Church discipline is not the most favourite topic of pastors or parishioners in our age, but there will be no correctness in the Church without correction.

Chapter 6

The Communion of Saints

The Communion of Saints

February 25, 2018  |  David Robinson

We are not a community of perfect people, but a people set apart, made holy and called to holiness. Because of this we need to take sin seriously in the life of the church.

The Communion of Saints

The Communion of Saints

February 25, 2018  |  David Robinson
We are not a community of perfect people, but a people set apart, made holy and called to holiness. Because of this we need to take sin seriously in the life of the church.
Glorify God in your Body

Glorify God in your Body

March 4, 2018  |  David Robinson

There is a sanctity and glory to our bodies and God calls us to be faithful and to serve him with them.

Glorify God in your Body

Glorify God in your Body

March 4, 2018  |  David Robinson
There is a sanctity and glory to our bodies and God calls us to be faithful and to serve him with them.

Chapter 7

The Good Gift of Marriage

The Good Gift of Marriage

March 11, 2018  |  David Robinson

This passage teaches us about the goodness of marriage. In particular, marriage is good because it is intimate and it is permanent.

The Good Gift of Marriage

The Good Gift of Marriage

March 11, 2018  |  David Robinson

There is a certain rhythm and coherence to a couple's married life together which the doctrines in this passage convey.

Sex and the History of Christianity
Article (Jubilee Journal)

Sex and the History of Christianity

April 1, 2013  |  Joe Boot

The church's historical attitudes toward sex, sexuality and marriage from the first century through to the present day have often been in error. Rather than something to be repressed or brazenly flaunted, sex is a gift of God to mankind, to be enjoyed and celebrated within the God-ordained context of marriage between one man and one woman.

The Good Gift of the Umarried Life

The Good Gift of the Umarried Life

March 18, 2018  |  David Robinson

Paul addresses the issue of the gifting and the calling of the unmarried life.

The Good Gift of the Umarried Life

The Good Gift of the Umarried Life

March 18, 2018  |  David Robinson
Paul addresses the issue of the gifting and the calling of the unmarried life.

Chapter 8

Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up
Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up

Chapter 9

Run to Win

Run to Win

April 8, 2018  |  Russ Hiebert

Paul shows how to balance our rights and freedoms that come from the gospel by using them to serve the gospel.

Run to Win

Run to Win

April 8, 2018  |  Russ Hiebert
Paul shows how to balance our rights and freedoms that come from the gospel by using them to serve the gospel.
Sports for the Glory of God
Blog Entry

Sports for the Glory of God

August 3, 2016  |  Steven Martins

Sports are a cultural product, an expression of the creation mandate to design, organise and otherwise draw order out of chaos. What does godly participation in sports look like, and what must the Christian guard against?

Topic: Culture

Chapter 10

The Testing of God

The Testing of God

April 15, 2018  |  David Robinson

Paul warns the Corinthian church of their own testing by reminding them of God's testing of the people of Israel in the Exodus.

The Testing of God

The Testing of God

April 15, 2018  |  David Robinson

Paul warns the Corinthian church of their own testing by reminding them of God's testing of the people of Israel in the Exodus.

Chapter 11

Glorifying God

Glorifying God

April 29, 2018  |  Joe Boot

Paul's instruction concerning the honouring of one another, rightly ordered worship and glorifying God in how we live.

Glorifying God

Glorifying God

April 29, 2018  |  Joe Boot

Paul's instruction concerning the honouring of one another, rightly ordered worship and glorifying God in how we live.

Do This in Remembrance of Me

Do This in Remembrance of Me

September 6, 2015  |  David Robinson
Communion is a reminder of Jesus because within it we see the Gospel symbolized and are reminded of not just what Jesus has done and who He is, but also who we are to Him.
The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper

April 22, 2018  |  David Robinson

Paul corrects the errors of the Corinthian church in their practice of the Lord's Supper.

Do This in Remembrance of Me

Do This in Remembrance of Me

September 6, 2015  |  David Robinson

In the Lord’s Supper we eat and drink in remembrance of the risen and reigning Lord Jesus, who is present with us. In the meal, we’re confirmed in our identity as God’s covenant people and renew our commitment to trust and obey him. The Lord’s Supper is a perpetual proclamation of the Gospel and anticipation of Jesus’ Second Coming.

The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper

April 22, 2018  |  David Robinson

Paul corrects the errors of the Corinthian church in their practice of the Lord's Supper.

Chapter 12

The Manifestation of the Spirit

The Manifestation of the Spirit

May 6, 2018  |  David Robinson

Paul speaks words of instruction and correction to the Corinthian church about spiritual gifts.

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity

May 13, 2018  |  Russ Hiebert
Paul describes how unity in the Church comes from the diversity of its members.
Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity

May 13, 2018  |  Russ Hiebert

Paul describes how unity in the Church comes from the diversity of its members.

Chapter 13

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

May 20, 2018  |  David Robinson

Paul explains the overriding importance of love to everything the Church does.

Chapter 15

 A New Starting Point

A New Starting Point

April 24, 2011  |  Joe Boot
You can't outrun the problem of death by healthy living and exercise.
The Rising Son

The Rising Son

March 31, 2013  |  Joe Boot

It is not our superior intellects, but our hostility to God and His requirements that keeps us from Christ.

The Rising Son

The Rising Son

March 31, 2013  |  Joe Boot
It is not our superior intellects, but our hostility to God and His requirements that keeps us from Christ.
That We May Present Everyone Mature in Christ (Part 1)
Risen Indeed!

Risen Indeed!

April 1, 2018  |  Joe Boot

Paul addresses the false teachers in Corinth who were actually denying the resurrection of the dead.

Risen Indeed!

Risen Indeed!

April 1, 2018  |  Joe Boot
Paul addresses the false teachers in Corinth who were actually denying the resurrection of the dead.
The Hope of the Resurrection
Interview (Cornerstones)

The Hope of the Resurrection

April 6, 2017  |  David Robinson and Joe Boot

Christ's resurrection is a historical event with historic implications for all of life. It is the basis of our Christian hope.

Why Everything Hinges on the Historical Garden of Eden

Why Everything Hinges on the Historical Garden of Eden

November 28, 2015  |  Joe Boot

MOG2015 01: The fall of Adam and Eve in the garden is the essential foundation for understanding the gospel meta-story. The gospel is cosmic in scope and in the cross all creation is being restored in proper relation to its Creator and Owner.

Christ the Second Adam
Interview (Cornerstones)

Christ the Second Adam

April 11, 2017  |  David Robinson and Joe Boot

The depiction of Christ as the second Adam is a challenge to dualistic Greco-Roman ideology and an affirmation of the goodness of God's material creation