Tue, Feb 26, 2013
Duration:1 hr 2 mins 26 secs
Was the Resurrection of Jesus Christ a massive hoax or an event in history? What is the significance of the Resurrection for us? Join Pastor Jim for a verse by verse study of 1 Corinthians 15 & 16 and see how the apostle Paul answered those questions for the first century church in Corinth.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013
Duration:54 mins 4 secs
What does the Bible teach about the gifts of speaking in tongues and prophecy? What is the primary purpose of these gifts? How are they supposed to be used in public worship services? Join Pastor Jim as he seeks to draw practical insights from Paul's letter to the ancient church at Corinth.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
Duration:36 mins 35 secs
Popular culture extols the power and virtue of what it calls 'love' but what does our culture mean by the term love? How would you define authentic love? What does the Bible say about real love? Join Pastor Jim as he takes a look at what is perhaps the most famous passage of scripture on the subject, 1 Corinthians 13. The church in the ancient city of Corinth had lots going on in the way of spiritual gifts but sadly, they were a divided church. The apostle Paul wrote to remind them about the motive and goal of spiritual gifts and that the use of those gifts was pointless without love. God's love must become the distinguishing mark of the Christian community.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013
Duration:41 mins 26 secs
What does the Bible teach about spiritual gifts like speaking in tongues, healing, helps, mercy, miracles, and prophecy? What do we learn about the source, variety and use of spiritual gifts in the church from 1 Corinthians 12? Join Pastor Jim for this insightful study on how the Holy Spirit equips each member of the body of Christ to serve the Lord, one another, and the watching world.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
Duration:52 mins 32 secs
What is the origin, meaning and purpose of the Christian sacrament called the Lord's Supper/Communion/the Eucharist? Why do various Christian churches practice this sacrament differently? What does the death of one man 2,000 years ago have to do with you and I, living here in the 21st century? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks some of the apostle Paul's teachings from 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 on this ancient Christian practice centering on the death of Jesus Christ.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013
Duration:59 mins 33 secs
According to 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, what is a biblical view of the role of men and women in the church? Why do some churches interpret and apply passages like this so differently? What is The Village Chapel's view on this? Join Pastor Jim as he helps us understand the various positions held so passionately by so many over the years, and to amplify what will bring the greatest glory to God in these matters.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
Duration:42 mins 35 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from 1 Corinthians 10 about how much we can learn from history and the faith of those who have gone before us. What do modern Christians share in common with the ancient church at Corinth? What are the warning signs we are undermining our own faith? Are there limits to God's patience when we have turned away from Him? Are there any guiding principles for the enjoyment of our Christian liberties?
Tue, Nov 06, 2012
Duration:49 mins 48 secs
How should churches treat those who serve as their pastors and leaders? What should the motive of pastors be in serving the church? The apostle Paul leads by example, setting aside his own rights out of love for his brothers and sisters in the church of Corinth.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Duration:49 mins 40 secs
What does the Bible really teach about Christians doing things like wearing jeans to church, eating vegetarian vs enjoying a thick, juicy steak, being responsible with creation care, homeschooling, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Halloween? What should we do when enjoying our liberties becomes an offense to others? How can we learn to discern God's will concerning these things? Pastor Jim teaches from 1 Corinthians 8 on the role of scripture, conscience, and our responsibility to each other in matters like these.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
Duration:59 mins 18 secs
In what Pastor Jim has called the "Culture of Disposable Relationships", what does the Bible teach about marriage and divorce? What are some practical tips on how followers of Jesus Christ can do a better job managing their marriages? Join Pastor Jim as he walks us through 1 Corinthians 7 and some of the apostle Paul's teachings on marriage and divorce.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
Duration:1 hr 0 mins 53 secs
What does the Bible teach us about the way believers should handle disagreements? Does God have any claim on the way we conduct our interpersonal relationships? Pastor Jim teaches from 1 Corinthians 6 on how the Gospel transforms the way we think about human sexuality, personal rights, and our sense of responsibility to Christ and the church, all before a watching world.
Tue, Oct 09, 2012
Duration:53 mins 18 secs
Is the church full of hypocrites? You bet it is! And so is the rest of the entire human race. Pastor Jim teaches from 1 Corinthians 5 on why a healthy Gospel centered church still needs discipline, clear convictions, and a commitment to moral and spiritual purity.
Tue, Oct 02, 2012
Duration:56 mins 50 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from 1 Corinthians 4 showing what it means for maturing Christians to become servants of Jesus Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012
Duration:47 mins 55 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from 1 Corinthians 3 on authentic spiritual maturity, how we grow, and what foundation we should build upon.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012
Duration:1 hr 1 mins 9 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from 1 Corinthians 1 & 2 on how our unity in Christ depends on our commitment to the Lordship of Christ, the centrality of the cross of Christ, and the "fools wisdom" of the Gospel of Christ.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012
Duration:57 mins 37 secs
Pastor Jim opens our study of 1 Corinthians with an introduction to the ancient letter and a look at how the apostle Paul came to know the church in the city of Corinth.