Sunday Morning 2/22/09

Here is the link for Sunday morning’s sermon.  You can also click here if you would rather have it as podcast.

This is our second week in 1 Corinthians and touches on chapters 3 and 4.  Chapter 4 contains one of the toughest teachings for prosperity gospel preachers to overcome.  The notes from the bulletin insert are below.

Solid Foundations

Sermon Notes for 2/22/09 (1 Corinthians 3-4)

  1. Growing up and maturing in faith

    1. Learning the value of peace

    2. Learning the work of God’s Kingdom

  2. Building projects

    1. There must be a firm foundation – v. 11

    2. There are two ways to build – v. 12-15

      1. Gold, silver and precious jewels (Heb. 12:29)

      2. Wood, hay and stubble

    3. We are the Lord’s Temple – v. 16-17

  3. Everything we have has been given to us by God – ch. 4:7

  4. The folly of the prosperity preachers – ch 4:8-21

    1. Those who teach that God wants His followers to have their best life now or to always prosper and/or be healthy are liars

    2. Paul says they are to imitate him – 4:16

      1. Paul was not wealthy – 4:8; Philippians 4:11-12

    3. The life of God is not about talk, but about action (power)

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