Series: Addressing The Issues (4 of 4) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7, 8 and 9 of a 9 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: Life in the Body
Series: Addressing The Issues
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 12:1-31

It seems the Corinthians were abusing their spiritual gifts and disrupting the life of the church. So Paul teaches them about life in the body and how it applies.

I. Life in the Body Involves Spirituality. vv. 1-3

A. Pagan spirituality still influenced the Corinthians.
1. "Moved" by dumb idols-demonic possibilities. 10:20

2. Accustomed to extreme behavior-"Jesus is anathema."

3. Enamored of supernatural gifts-measuring spirituality.


Part 8: The Way of Love
Series: Addressing The Issues
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Paul's objective in writing this chapter was not to produce a literary masterpiece, which is what happened. His concern was to develop a loving, gifted church.

I. Gifts Are Important But Love Is Superior. vv. 1-8

A. The decisiveness of love. vv. 1-3
1. Gifts should be desired, but love must be demonstrated.

2. Gifts should be used but without love they irritate (gongs, etc.).

3. Gifts are significant but without love leave the user devalued.

4. Gifts may be spectacular but without love lack effectiveness.

B. The description of love. vv. 4-8
1. What it is. v. 4a


Part 9: The Main Issue-Resurrection
Series: Addressing The Issues
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 15:1-58

The Corinthians were skeptical about the resurrection of the dead. But Paul insisted Christianity hinges on the Resurrection of Christ. It's the main issue!

I. Skeptical About Resurrection. vv. 1-19

A. The Christian doctrine of Resurrection. vv. 1-11
1. The Gospel brings salvation if held firmly. vv. 1-2

2. The Gospel is based on historical events. vv. 3-11
a. Christ died. v. 3
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