Resources from 1 Corinthians

Redemption and its Claims

Mar 8 THE same words are found in each place, though a different inference is drawn from them. “Ye are bought with a price.” This morning’s text was “Without money and without price,” and to the best of my ability I tried to show how freely the blessings of the gospel are bestowed upon the sons of men. But though they cost us nothing, they cost the Saviour dear. They are without...

1 Corinthians 6:20, 7:23

Glorifying in the Lord

Jan 1 THERE is an irresistible tendency in ns to glory in something or other. All classes of men glory, the highest and the lowest, the richest and the poorest, the best educated and the most illiterate. Solomon glories, and so does the fool; Goliath glories, and so does David; Pharaoh glories, and so does his slave. Even in the most modest the tendency to boast is present, only its nakedness is...

1 Corinthians 1:31

Motives for Steadfastness

May 10 THE apostle had been putting forth all his strength to prove the doctrine of the resurrection, yet he was not diverted from his habitual custom of making practical use of the doctrine which he established. He proves his point, and then he goes on to his “therefore,” which is always an inference of godliness. He is the great master of doctrine: if you want the Christian creed elaborated, and its...

1 Corinthians 15:58

"Bought with a Price"

Aug 6      Our beloved brother, Thomas Cook, who has for so long a time served this church as an honored deacon, has fallen asleep in Christ. We have laid his earthly remains in the tomb: his spirit rejoices before the throne of God. This day we thank God for his useful life, and ask for grace to imitate it. Before he closed his eyes in death he left a text...

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

The Fourfold Treasure

Apr 26      We meet somewhere in the Old Testament with the expression "salt without prescribing how much." Beyond all question the name, person, and work of Jesus are the salt and savor of every true gospel ministry, and we cannot have too much of them. Alas! that in so many ministries there is such a lack of this first dainty of the feast, this essence of all soul-satisfying doctrine. We...

1 Corinthians 1:30, 31

Purging Out the Leaven

Dec 11 “WHAT God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.” Evermore in Scripture the doctrines of grace are married to the precepts of holiness. Where faith leads the way, the virtues follow in a goodly train. The roots of holiness and happiness are the same, and in some respects they are but two words for the same thing. There have been persons who have thought it impossible that holiness should...

1 Corinthians 5:6-8

The Saint One with His Savior

Nov 20 THE connection of our text is very terrible. When we are reading the sixteenth verse one seems to remember Sodom, its infamy, and the fire and brimstone that came down from heaven upon it; but here in our text we enter into Jerusalem, the holy city, whose streets are of purity so rich and rare, as to be comparable to gold clear as transparent glass, and there we seem to...

1 Corinthians 6:17

"Things to Come"

Jun 13 A SHORT time ago we meditated upon the former words of this Terse, “Things present; all are yours.” Friends have asserted that it was a pleasant and profitable meditation: may we have a more than equal by the blessing of God’s Spirit this morning. The waters are deeper in the things to come than in the things present, but they are every drop of them as sweet. The horizon is...

1 Corinthians 3:22

Things Present

May 9 SOME of the Corinthians had attached themselves to one great religious teacher, and others to another; there was a disposition amongst them to set up rival leaders of opposing parties: a band would follow Paul, another company admired Apollos, and a third extolled Peter. The apostle, in order to take off the minds of believers from estimating any one of their blessings at too high a rate, leads them to...

1 Corinthians 3:22

Dying Daily

Aug 30 IN a certain sense we all do this. The very moment we begin to live we commence to die. We are like hour-glasses; there are fewer sands left to run from the very moment they begin to trickle down. The whole of our life is like an ebbing tide: our first months and years may look like advancing waves, but the whole is retreating, and by-and-by the living flood will...

1 Corinthians 15:31