1 Corinthians: Life in the Household of God

Rev. Tony Felich’s sermons series, starting in 2013, is an exposition of 1 Corinthians.

Life in the Household of God: An Exposition of 1 Corinthians by Pastor Tony Felich

If there was a local church in the New Testament era that resembled the American Church, it had to be the one in Corinth.  The Corinthian church was diverse culturally, receptive of the gospel message initially, and full of growth and energy.  At the same time, the Corinthian church struggled living out their new found faith in Christ in their pluralistic, anything goes, culture. After the initial excitement of being a new, growing, church, the Corinthians suffered from disunity and strife.  It was a church full of cliques with various opinionated, charismatic teachers, not to mention divisions over socio-economic status.  There was very little effort to hold one another accountable (church discipline) to the Word of God coupled with an unwillingness to submit to God-appointed authority.  The Corinthians showed a dangerous laxity in doctrine and morals. They were easily wowed by the more dramatic gifts of the Spirit and less inclined toward humbly serving one another and being a light to their community.  What is the answer to all their issues?  The gospel of Jesus Christ! Yes, the same message of God’s grace through Christ, which brought them together, is what they needed a steady dose of to see their serious struggles answered.

1 Corinthians is a great book for us to be studying!

Very simply, and without giving too much away- 1 Corinthians is about life in the household of God.  It is a straight forward, pull no punches, address of the many complex issues we will deal with in our church and the wider church of Jesus Christ, of which we are a part.  The issues we will face in our church (or any church) are in constant need of gospel application.  The study of 1 Corinthians, by the ministry of God’s Spirit, will guide, convict, and encourage us in just the right way.


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Sermon
Scripture Text
Date & Liturgy
Intro to I Corinthians; Life in the Household of God I Corinthians 1:1-3 1/6/2013
A Gospel Foundation for Straight Talk I Corinthians 1:4-9 1/13/2013
The Source of our Unity is Christ I Corinthians 1:10-17 1/20/2013
The Folly or Power of the Message we Believe I Corinthians 1:18-25 1/27/2013
Fools for God’s Glory I Corinthians 1:26-31 2/17/2013
The Simple Message – Christ Crucified I Corinthians 2:1-5 2/24/2013
True Wisdom comes only from God I Corinthians 2:6-16 3/03/2013
Only God Gives Growth I Corinthians 3:1-9 3/10/2013
Christ Our Sure Foundation I Corinthians 3:9-15 3/17/2013
We’re not much, but we’re His I Corinthians 3:16-17 4/14/2013
Relating with the World’s Wisdom I Corinthians 3: 18-23 4/21/2013
We are Accountable Stewards of The Gospel I Corinthians 4:1-5 4/28/2013
The Scum of the World I Corinthians 4:6-13 5/05/2013
Walk The Talk I Corinthians 4:14-21 5/19/2013
Excommunication I Corinthians 5:1-13 5/26/2013
Keep it in the Family I Corinthians 6:1-8 6/09/2013
And Such Were Some of You I Corinthians 6:9-11 6/23/2013
You Are Not Your Own I Corinthians 6:12-20 6/30/2013
Marital Matters (Part 1) I Corinthians 7:1-7 7/7/2013
Marital Matters (Part 2) I Corinthians 7:8-16 7/14/2013
Living the Lord’s Assignment I Corinthians 7:17-24 8/11/2013
Single Devotion I Corinthians 7: 25-40 8/18/2013
The Balance of Knowledge & Love in the Body of Christ I Corinthians 8:1-13 8/25/2013
For the Sake of the Gospel I Corinthians 9:1-14 9/01/2013
Go Hard for the Gospel I Corinthians 9:15-27 9/08/2013
Take Heed, Lest You Fall I Corinthians 10:1-13 9/29/2013
Temptation, Escape, Endurance I Corinthians 10:13 10/06/2013
He Is Jealous for our Worship I Corinthians 10:14-22 10/13/2013
Soli Deo Gloria I Corinthians 10:23-33 10/20/2013
Men & Women are Different (and that’s OK) I Corinthians 11:1-16 11/03/2013
The Unity of the Church and The Lord’s Supper I Corinthians 11:17-34 11/10/2013
God’s Special Gifts to the Church I Corinthians 12:1-11 1/5/2014
Your Place in the Body of Christ I Corinthians 12:12-27 1/12/2014
A Still More Excellent Way I Corinthians 12:27-13:3 1/19/2014
True Love I Corinthians 13:4-13 2/02/2014
Balance, Maturity, and Order in the Church, Part 1 I Corinthians 13:7-14:5 2/09/2014
Balance, Maturity, and Order in the Church, Part 2 I Corinthians 14:6-19 2/16/2014
Balance, Maturity, and Order in the Church, Part 3 I Corinthians 14:20-33a 2/23/2014
Balance, Maturity, and Order in the Church, Part 4 I Corinthians 14:33-40 3/02/2014
The Corporate Worship of the Church I Corinthians 14:40 3/16/2014
Of First Importance: The Gospel I Corinthians 15:1-11 3/23/2014
The Centrality of the Resurrection I Corinthians 15:12-19 3/30/2014
The Consequences of the Resurrection I Corinthians 15:20-34 4/13/2014
The Resurrection Body I Corinthians 15:35-50, 58 4/20/2014
The Moment of the Resurrection I Corinthians 15:50-58 4/27/2014
The Interdependence of the Body of Christ I Corinthians 16:1-4 5/04/2014
Making Kingdom Plans I Corinthians 16:5-12 5/11/2014
Watch! Stand! Recognize! and Love! I Corinthians 16:13-24 5/25/2014