1 Corinthians

Without Carelessness

Jun 22

Without Carelessness   “I would have you without carefulness.”— 1 Corinthians vii. 32.   AT the time when Paul wrote these words he was giving judgment as to whether it was expedient for Christians in those days to marry. The question was whether they were likely to be better Christians married or unmarried. This was a question of much …

1 Corinthians:7:32

The Sitting of the Refiner

Jun 22

The Sitting of the Refiner   “And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.” — Malachi iii. 3.   THIS is spoken of as one of the results of the …

1 Corinthians:4:7

Soul Saving Our One Business

Jun 22

Soul Saving Our One Business    “I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” 1 Corinthians ix. 22.   IT is a grand thing to see a man thoroughly possessed with one masterpassion. Such a man is sure to be strong, and if the master-principle be excellent, he is sure to …

1 Corinthians:9:22

Helps

Jun 22

Helps   “And God hath set aome in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” — 1 Corinthians 12:28.   IT appears, according to the apostle Paul, that, according to the diversity of gifts which proceeded from the selfsame Spirit of God, those who gave assistance …

1 Corinthians:12:28

The Special Call and the Unfailing Result

Jun 22

The Special Call and the Unfailing Result   “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”   — 1 Corinthians 1:9.   As I look round upon this large Church, numbering far above two thousand members, my soul is often cast down within me, yea, I am brought into the …

1 Corinthians:1:9

The Time is Short

Feb 17

The Time is Short     “The time is short.” — 1 Corinthians vii. 29.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   THE text does not say that time is short. That would have been a true statement. Compared with eternity, time, at the very longest, is but as a pin’s point. But note what the …

1 Corinthians:7:29

Now, and Then

Jan 16

Now, and Then   "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face."—1 Corinthians 13:12        In this chapter the apostle Paul has spoken in the highest terms of charity or love. He accounts it to be a grace far more excellent than any of the spiritual gifts of which he had just …

1 Corinthians:13:12

Confirming the Witness of Christ

Mar 17

Confirming the Witness of Christ   “Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you.” — 1 Cor. i. 6.   *“This date is an approximation of when this sermon was delivered.”   IT is not always the most gifted church which is in the most healthy state. A church may have many rich, influential, or learned members; many that …

1 Corinthians:1:6

“If There be no Resurrection,—.”

Feb 20

“If These be no Resurrection,—.”   “Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: and if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your …

1 Corinthians:15:12-19

Grace for Grace

May 19

Grace for Grace   “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are f eely given to us of God.”— 1 Corinthians ii. 12.   THE course of our fallen race has been a succession of failures. Whenever there has been an apparent …

1 Corinthians:2:12