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   Biblical Gender Roles and the Rise of Feminism
   Genesis 2:18–24; 1 Corinthians 11:3; 8:6
Sunday School,  July 24, 2016
In this session, we review what the Bible says about the uniqueness of men’s and women’s roles, and how feminism has eroded gender distinctions as a direct assault on God’s created order.

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   The Hyperbolic Virtue of the Church
   1 Corinthians 13
Sunday Morning Service,  May 22, 2016
 
Prior to 1 Corinthians 13, Paul patiently teaches the Corinthians to stop being envious of one another’s spiritual gifts. Clearly and rationally he silences the church’s unrest by laying out arguments so thorough that no church member can deny that the apostle is absolutely correct. And yet, Paul adds, there is an even better way to solve this problem. Going beyond all of his rational arguments, he urges the church to practice one virtue which transcends all others, love. As Paul elaborates, we learn three essential aspects of this necessary ingredient among the Lord’s people.

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   Agreeing to Agree: Unity in the Body of Christ
   1 Corinthians 1:10
Sunday Morning Service,  November 22, 2015
 
“Tolerance,” traditionally defined, is when we “agree to disagree.” But biblical “unity” in the church, is “agreeing to agree.” Unity is not created by hiding our true motivation and understanding so that we don’t offend people. Unity takes place when we together bring our motivations and understanding under the authority of the Word of God. This understanding of the kind of oneness that we share in Christ comes home to us as we look at the message of unity in Paul’s letters, beginning with Ephesians and 1 Corinthians.

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   Christian Love
   1 Corinthians 13
Sunday Evening Service,  June 14, 2015
 
What does love in the body of Christ look like? In the well-known First Corinthians 13, Paul details the priority, qualities, and preeminence of love among the spiritual gifts, and shows how Christian love must characterize the life of the church.

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   The Authentic Gospel – Part 2
   1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Sunday Morning Service,  November 9, 2014
 
Ideas tend to change the further they drift from their original source—like the ripples in a pond that grow fainter the farther they travel from where the stone was thrown. So when it comes to eternal truth we must continually revisit the source, lest our recollection of the truth fade or warp over time. For this reason, it is essential that we revisit the gospel of Christ.

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   The Authentic Gospel – Part 1
   1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Sunday Morning Service,  November 2, 2014
 
Ideas tend to change the further they drift from their original source—like the ripples in a pond that grow fainter the farther they travel from where the stone was thrown. So when it comes to eternal truth we must continually revisit the source, lest our recollection of the truth fade or warp over time. For this reason, it is essential that we revisit the gospel of Christ.

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   Alive in Chirst
   1 Corinthians 15:21-22
Sunday Morning Service,  April 20, 2014
 
When we embrace Jesus Christ by faith in his death and resurrection, God does not merely “zap” us with new life. He does something much more profound: God places us “in Christ,” so that the new life of the resurrected Son of God is our new life also. Paul’s words in this text depict our transition from being dead “in Adam” to alive “in Christ,” and challenge us to live a resurrected life.

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   Martin Luther's Theology of the Cross
   1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Sunday School,  October 27, 2013
 
How do we grapple with the tension between expectation and reality? How do we understand the ways of God when he acts contrary to our expectations? Martin Luther's theology of the cross highlights faith, especially in the midst of suffering, as the means by which we comprehend the truth of God when he acts in ways that are hard to understand.

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   The Apostle Paul in the Epistle of Second Corinthians
   1 Corinthians 16:8-9; 2 Corinthians 1:3-11; Philippians 3:5,6, 12; 2 Corinthians 2:1-9
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 15, 2013
The Apostle Paul wrote the Epistle of Philippians from prison about AD 61-63. He never rebelled at God and saw his circumstances as part of God’s providence in his life. In order to better understand this man of God, most of our time in this session will be spent in the Epistle of II Corinthians, The Book of a Pastor’s Heart. Paul’s personality and life’s purposes are clearly revealed in the midst of a number of problems he faced in taking the Gospel to a number of different towns and cities. He was regularly attacked by a number of different groups his own countrymen, the Roman government, pagan religious leaders and fellow believers.

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   Thanksgiving for the Lord's Supper
   1 Corinthians 11:23-29
Sunday Morning Service,  January 6, 2013
 
Some churches adopt the name of Eucharist for the Lord's Table to emphasize it as a time of thanksgiving to the Lord for His sacrifice on our behalf. We can be thankful at the Communion for the finished and perfect work of Christ, but also, be thankful for the Lord's Supper. Jesus gave us this historical, memorial, and evangelical ordinance to consider the past, present, and future blessings so that we might draw close to Him.

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   Three Aspects of the Lord's Table - Part Two
   1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 11:17-25
Sunday Morning Service,  November 4, 2012
 
The one supremely important event in all of history was the death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and God wants us to REMEMBER. This is a major reason why Christ instituted the LORD'S Table. When we partake of the elements, we do so in remembrance of what Christ did on our behalf (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25). We observe the in obedience to the LORD'S command so that we might never forget what He did for us on Calvary's Cross. There is no other single event in all of history that comes close to the importance of Christ's death.

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   Cleansing the Conscience
   1 Timothy 1:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:30-31; 1 John 1:9; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 119:11
Wednesday Evening Service,  October 31, 2012
Once a person is given over to an evil conscience, can he again be turned back to having a good conscience? That is the question before us in this session. It can be done but few individuals accomplish it because the one with the evil conscience must truly want his conscience cleansed. An unsaved person can have his conscience cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ by faith in Christ (Hebrews 9:14; 10:22; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 2:8-9). A backslidden believer must repent of his sin and totally yield his life to the control of the Holy Spirit of God who indwells him if he is truly born again (Ephesians 5:18; John 16:13). The Spirit of God will guide the believer into the truths of God’s Word. It is the Word of God that cleanses the person’s evil conscience (Psalm 119:11; Ephesians 5:26; Titus 3:5).

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   The Conscience and the Christian Life
   Romans 2:14-16; 1 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:15; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 14:5, 8, 12
Wednesday Evening Service,  October 17, 2012
The human conscience provides internal evidence of our creation and of our Creator. Historically, people have recognized that they have a conscience that somehow communicates to them the difference between right and wrong. Historically, people who did not have the Law of God demonstrated their conscience at work when they automatically did those things which were contained in God’s Law. Romans 2:14-16 reveals that the Law was written in their hearts. In our study, we will recognize that the conscience is not enough to cause us to always make right decisions. In fact, it is a grave mistake to let your conscience be your guide since what comes out of it is largely determined by what we put into it – just like a computer.

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   Spiritual Gifts
   1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 27-31; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:7-11; 1 Peter 4:10-11
Sunday School,  September 23, 2012
God has equipped every believer with one or more gifts to be used in connection with the functioning of the local church. No church ministry can function without them. Since God has designed and distributed these spiritual gifts to function within the church family, we should be aware of what they are and how they are to be used for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 12:1). Today’s lesson cannot be anything more than a general overview considering our time element.

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   Living for the Glory of God
   John 1:14; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Isaiah 43:7; Romans 1:18-21
Sunday School,  July 22, 2012
The Westminster Shorter Confession states that the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. This is stated because it is what God’s Word commands us to do. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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   Thanking God for Other Christians
   1 Corinthians 1:4-9
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 24, 2012
 
There are many ways in which we rightly pray to God for other believers. We pray for their their spiritual growth in grace, and even their health and prosperity (submitting to the will of God). But there is another way in which we should mention other believers to our God. It is necessary for us as Christians to recognize the work of God in other believers. We should not sin in the way we think about other believers. We ought to be people who look for the “fingerprints of God” in the lives of other Christians.

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   The Gospel and Man's Response
   1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Sunday School,  June 24, 2012
Before discipleship can begin in earnest, we must make sure that we have a disciple. This first part of the discipleship series looks at the gospel (God, Sin, Christ, Response), and man's response to it.

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   Observing Philemon
   Philemon, Isaiah 1:18, 2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Corinthians 3; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Sunday School,  November 27, 2011
In this study, we will look closely at the person of Philemon. What kind of Christian was he? Is it important that we know his characteristics? Should we as Christians today imitate him. The Apostle Paul made it clear that we could imitate him, as he was a follower of Christ (I Corinthians 11:1). We can learn much as to how we should follow Christ by studying the lives of His servants (Ephesians 5:1).

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   The Invisible Church and Regenerate Church Membership
   1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Sunday School,  September 18, 2011
What is a Church? We begin answering this question by looking at the use of the word "church" in the NT, the nature of the invisible church, and the importance of regenerate church membership.

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   Heaven is a World of Love - by Jonathan Edwards
   1 Corinthians 13:8-10
Wednesday Evening Service,  September 7, 2011
Our final session on Biblical Eschatology includes a brief introduction and reading of an abridged version of Jonathan Edwards's famous sermon "Heaven is a World of Love."

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   The Doctrine of Salvation: The Atonement and the Gospel
   Romans 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 15
Sunday School,  July 10, 2011
We look at the heart of the Christian faith in this lesson exploring the doctrines of the atonement and the Christian good news. Some of the questions we answer are: Why was his death necessary? On what basis does God forgive sinners? How does Christ's death accomplish forgiveness? What are other understandings of the atonement and how do they fit with Scripture? And what is the Christian gospel? What is not the gospel?

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   Resurrection Truth Demands Godly Service
   1 Corinthians 15:51-58
Sunday Morning Service,  May 29, 2011
 
Once Paul finished his instruction on the Resurrection of Christ, he proceeded to exhort the Corinthians to put this cardinal doctrine into practice. He challenged them to Be Firm, Be Fruitful, and Be Faithful.

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   The Nature of Being Human and the Origin of the Soul
   1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:44; Luke 12:4-5; John 5:28-29
Sunday School,  May 1, 2011
There are many questions that surround our humanity, such as who we are, where we came from, what is our purpose, and where are we going. The Bible answers all of these questions. But the Bible also helps us to understand our nature or our substance—of what we consist. The answer to the question of our nature helps to inform our understanding about many other aspects of our Christian life. In this lesson we will look at the three leading views of the nature of humanity and also look briefly at the subject of the origin of the soul.

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   Christ, Our Sin-Bearer
   1 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24
Special Service,  April 22, 2011
 
The two verses which from our text express similar ideas: Jesus, although sinless, identified fully with our sins, bearing the penalty of those sins on our behalf so that we might be delivered from them. To consider Christ as our Sin-bearer implies several ideas which are at the heart of the gospel.

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   The Essence of the Trinity
   John 1:1-2; 1 Corinthians 11:3
Sunday School,  March 13, 2011
Augustine said about the doctrine of the Trinity: "In no subject is error more dangerous, or inquiry more laborious, or the discovery of truth more rewarding.” His assessment is correct; for this doctrine asks us to reconcile three paradoxical statements that the Bible teaches about God: God is three Persons, each Person is fully God, and there is only one God. The articulation of how these three biblical observations can coexist is the doctrine of the Trinity. In this lesson we will merely introduce the doctrine of the Trinity and call attention to some its more important aspects.

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   The Nature of Divine Illumination
   1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Ephesians 3:14-19; Ephesians 1:15-18
Sunday School,  January 30, 2011
Not only has God graciously given to us His very Word, leaving us with a witness to His will for the church, He has also given to us His Holy Spirit who aids us in our understanding of His Word. This ministry of the Spirit, commonly referred to as 'divine illumination,' is explained in different ways by varying denominations. In fact, it adds a touch of irony to this doctrine when we consider that there is little agreement about what the Bible actually teaches concerning illumination! Nevertheless, most Christians believe that the Bible teaches some form of ongoing, illuminating work of the Spirit, and it my purpose this morning to suggest the importance of this doctrine by setting forth what the church has believed concerning illumination, what the Bible has to say on the matter, and what conclusions we may draw based on the biblical text.

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   Proclamation and Illustration of the Lord's Supper
   1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
Sunday Morning Service,  September 5, 2010
 
Paul reminded the Corinthians that when they observed the Lord's Supper they were actually preaching a sermon which illustrated the Incarnation of Christ, participation with other believers, and anticipation of His return for His Church.

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   The Lord's Table as Worship
   Psalm 41:13; Revelation 1:7; 7:12; 1 Corinthians 10:14-21; 11:17-34
Sunday School,  August 29, 2010
In this session, which brings us near the end of our series, we will take a look at two topics: the subject of "the amen" in worship, and the significance of the Lord's Table. The "amen" is traditional language in biblical worship by which we affirm and commit ourselves to what God has said. Likewise, when we gather around the Lord's Table, we are at once remembering what Christ has done for us in His cross work as well as affirming that work by our identification with Him and with each other.

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   Life in the Early Christian Church
   Acts 2; 1 Corinthians 16; Romans 16
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 19, 2010
So often when we read the Scriptures we recast events in our minds so that they align with our own experience. When it comes to the gathering of the church, we may imagine a large assembly of people sitting in rows looking at a pastor. But the original gathering of local churches is far removed from how the western church normally meets today. The purpose of this session is to inform our appreciation of the NT by discovering the way the first churches gathered in the ancient world.

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   Growing Up as the Body of Christ
   1 Corinthians
Sunday Morning Service,  September 20, 2009
If, as we have seen, the maturity of the church is equal to the unity of the church, how is the corporate church to grow up? In 1 Corinthians, Paul deals with an immature congregation (cf. 1 Cor. 3:1-3) by exhorting them to be one in several practical areas. We also must embrace these imperatives if we are to advance in the unity that has been given to us through Christ.

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   What Is the Gospel?
   1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 13, 2009
Because of the contemporary challenges to the clear and accurate presentation of the gospel, the gospel needs definition. If someone were to ask you to define the gospel, what would you say?

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   Proclaiming the Lord’s Death
   1 Corinthians 11:26
Sunday Morning Service,  May 3, 2009
 
Paul tells us that when we gather around the Lord’s Table we “proclaim” His death until He comes. Since the word “proclaim” is normally used to speak of preaching about Christ, how do we proclaim Christ through Communion? An understanding of the significance of the Table suggests two ways we proclaim the Lord’s death.

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   Remembering the Lord's Supper
   1 Corinthians 11:23-30
Sunday Morning Service,  September 7, 2008
 
This message is a broad view of the Lord's Supper and what it means to discern the Lord's body as well as the implications.

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   The Dangers of a Grumbling Spirit
   1 Corinthians 10:5-13
Sunday Afternoon Service,  October 28, 2007
 
Thankfulness delights the Lord because He is trusted and His work continues in my life. But grumbling dishonors the Lord because He is doubted; still His work in my life continues . Through the negative example of the Israelites that God sets forth in this text, we can discern six dangers of a grumbling spirit.

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   Distinguishing Jesus' Death and Resurrection - Part 2
   Hebrews 13:20-21, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Sunday Morning Service,  April 8, 2007
 
The gospel of Christ is the good news that Jesus died for our sins and that He rose again. In order for a lost sinner to receive salvation, he or she must believe both of those truths. But what is the relationship between Jesus' death and His resurrection? What do they have to do with one another?

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   1 Corinthians 15:35-55
   1 Corinthians 15:35-55
Sunday School,  November 26, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 15:24-34
   1 Corinthians 15:24-34
Sunday School,  November 19, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 15:14-28
   1 Corinthians 15:14-28
Sunday School,  November 12, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 15:5-13
   1 Corinthians 15:5-13
Sunday School,  November 5, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 15:1-4
   1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Sunday School,  October 29, 2006


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   Tongues - Part 3
   1 Corinthians 14
Sunday School,  October 22, 2006


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   Tongues - Part 2
   1 Corinthians 14, Acts
Sunday School,  October 8, 2006


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   Tongues - Part 1
   1 Corinthians 14
Sunday School,  October 1, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 14:26-40
   1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Sunday School,  September 17, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 14:1-25
   1 Corinthians 14:1-25
Sunday School,  September 10, 2006
 


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   Adam and Christ
   Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15:45, 47
Sunday Afternoon Service,  September 3, 2006
 


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   Godly Sorrow
   1 Corinthians 7:8-11
Sunday Evening Service,  July 9, 2006
 


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   The Sanctity of the Lord's Table
   1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Sunday Morning Service,  May 7, 2006
 


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   1 Corinthians 13:1-7
   1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Sunday School,  May 7, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 12:12-31
   1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Sunday School,  April 30, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 12:1-14
   1 Corinthians 12:1-14
Sunday School,  April 23, 2006


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   Making It Out Alive
   1 Corinthians 1:30
Sunday Morning Service,  April 9, 2006
 
Jesus' coming to die for our sins was a divine rescue mission to save those who are perishing. Only "in Christ Jesus," can we make it out of this world alive, for Jesus alone can provide for us those saving graces which will take us from this life into the very presence of God.

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   Living in the Light of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
   1 Corinthians 15
Sunday Evening Service,  April 2, 2006
 


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   1 Corinthians 11:17-26
   1 Corinthians 11:17-26
Sunday School,  April 2, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 10:13-22
   1 Corinthians 10:13-22
Sunday School,  March 5, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 10:1-13
   1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Sunday School,  February 26, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 9:15-27
   1 Corinthians 9:15-27
Sunday School,  February 19, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 9:6-14
   1 Corinthians 9:6-14
Sunday School,  February 12, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 9:1-5
   1 Corinthians 9:1-5
Sunday School,  February 5, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 8:1-13
   1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Sunday School,  January 29, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 7:25-40
   1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Sunday School,  January 22, 2006


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   1 Corinthians 7:8-24
   1 Corinthians 7:8-24
Sunday School,  January 15, 2006
 


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   God's Divine Dynamite
   1 Corinthians 10:1-6
Sunday School,  November 27, 2005
 


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   1 Corinthians 7:1-11
   1 Corinthians 7:1-11
Sunday School,  November 20, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 6:12-20
   1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Sunday School,  November 13, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 6:1-11
   1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Sunday School,  November 6, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 5:6-13
   1 Corinthians 5:6-13
Sunday School,  October 30, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 5:1-5
   1 Corinthians 5:1-5
Sunday School,  October 16, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 4:14-21
   1 Corinthians 4:14-21
Sunday School,  October 9, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 4:6-13
   1 Corinthians 4:6-13
Sunday School,  September 25, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 4:1-5
   1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Sunday School,  September 18, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 3:5-9a
   1 Corinthians 3:5-9a
Sunday School,  August 28, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 3:1-3
   1 Corinthians 3:1-3
Sunday School,  August 14, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 2:16-19 - Part 1
   1 Corinthians 2:16-19
Sunday School,  July 31, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 2:1-5
   1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Sunday School,  July 24, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 1:26-31
   1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Sunday School,  July 10, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 1:18-25
   1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Sunday School,  June 26, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 1:11-17
   1 Corinthians 1:11-17
Sunday School,  June 19, 2005


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   1 Corinthians 1:1-10
   1 Corinthians 1:1-10
Sunday School,  June 12, 2005


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   The Book of 1 Corinthians - Introduction
   1 Corinthians
Sunday School,  May 22, 2005


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