Carnality Condemned at Corinth (4 of 21) by Donald Cantrell

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Carnality Condemned at Corinth (4 of 21)
Series: 1 Corinthians
Donald Cantrell
1 Corinthians 3:1-23


I - Carnality Mentioned (1 - 3)
II - Conflict Minimized (4 - 6)
III - Cooperation Multiplied (7 - 9)
IV - Construction Magnified (10 - 15)
V - Church Maligned (16 - 17)
VI - Clarity Maintained (18 - 23)

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Theme: ''Lessons on carnality and Christian conduct in the church''


Introduction:

The church at Corinth seemed to be experiencing their fair share of trouble and if we are not careful we might think that they were not really much to look upon or to learn from. This view is tragically erroneous and by no means true.

The church at Corinth was still maturing and they were still learning what the fundamentals of Christian living was all about. The people in this church were deemed as bona fide born again believers. The issue wasn't their spirituality but their carnality. In today's sermon we will see how to work some of the flaws and failures out of our churches.

Growing up on the Atlantic Coast, I spent long hours working on intricate sand castles; whole cities would appear beneath my hands. One year, for several days in a row, I was accosted by bullies who smashed my creations. Finally I tried an experiment: I placed cinder blocks, rocks, and chunks of concrete in the base of my castles. Then I built the sand kingdoms on top of the rocks.

When the local toughs appeared (and I disappeared), their bare feet suddenly met their match. Many people see the church in grave peril from a variety of dangers: secularism, politics, heresies, or plain old sin. They forget that the church is built upon a Rock (Mt. 16:16), over which the gates of hell itself shall not prevail.
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