Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Sermons on 1 Corinthians

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What Kind of King?!

April 14, 2022……….Maundy Thursday……….Pastor Pat Mecham On Palm Sunday, we explored what it means that “The King Is Coming!”  Tonight, I want to focus on the question, “What kind of king?”  To begin to answer that question, I would like you to help me out.  I want you to imagine that you have a disgusting task to do, like cleaning out the cat box, or whatever it is that makes you make a face like this.  Imagine that task, then…
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Should We Get What We Deserve?

March 20, 2022———–3rd Sunday in Lent————Rev. Bob Kelley 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 13: 1-9 Luke 13: 1-9             Karma, we all know what it is, and most of us pretty much believe in it. And karma tells us, that in life, we are generally going to get what is coming to us.  If we are good, God will bless us, and if we are bad God will get us.  If not now, then when we die.  And we think…
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Healing in Forgiveness

Genesis 45: 3-11, 15—————1 Corinthians 15: 35-38, 42-50 Luke 6: 27-38 February 20, 2022——————-7th Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Patrick Mecham There has been a lot of talk about healing and health—probably since the beginning of humanity.  This has been especially true living through this pandemic!  But in recent years, there have been some amazing discoveries.  One of these is that our HEALTH is not just a matter of the physical body—it includes so many more facets.  One major factor in…
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Those Who Trust in the Lord

Psalm 1—————1 Corinthians 15: 12-20—————Luke 6: 17-26 February 13, 2022—————Rev. Patrick Mecham Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Happy are those who trust in the Lord.  It’s kind of a basic concept in our faith, isn’t it?  I remember seeing a skit back in college where a student gets on an elevator and sees a friend and starts telling them about the new spiritual insight they had recently gleaned: TRUST IN THE LORD!  “Oh, my life has become so much more peaceful…
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Fishing with Jesus

1 Corinthians 15: 1-11—————-Luke 5: 1-11 February 6, 2022—————-Rev. Patrick Mecham                                       5th Sunday after Epiphany One of my friends had an Uncle Ted who taught him how to tie a fly to the leader line for fly fishing.  He has a treasured memory of the passing along of that life-skill, and he has used it for years!  I personally find it to be a very helpful experience to explore all the important things in my treasure chest of skills…
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Godly Love in Our Age

January 30, 2022……….4th Sunday after Epiphany 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13……….Luke 4: 21-30           I have a challenge for you.  Try to think of ways to describe the Christian faith and the Christian life without using the word love.  Just try it.  I know that part of the difficulty in communicating with others about our faith is that we have to use a word that is so commonly used to indicate a variety of things!  And, if we are going to…
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More than a Sum of Its Parts

January 23, 2022……….3rd Sunday after Epiphany 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a……….Luke 4: 14-21 Years ago (dare I say decades ago?!), Melissa and I spent a summer at a Presbyterian Camp on the slopes of Mr. Rainier.  She was a counselor, and I was the director, and we had a wonderful, exhausting, exhilarating summer!  Every week, we welcomed a new crop of campers: sometimes elementary, sometimes middle school, sometimes high school.  But on Day 2 of every week, we played a game…
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The Fountain of Life

January 16, 2022……….2nd Sunday after Epiphany 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11………..John 2: 1-11 How do you feel about our Gospel reading for today?  The first recorded miracle of Jesus: turning water into wine.  It’s true that it really did make believers out of his first disciples—but why is this story important enough to be in our Bible? My mother was a teetotaler (and, of necessity, so was my father!)  Her mother belonged to the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.  I am pretty…
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Real Life (In a Nutshell)

Real Life (In a Nutshell) —– Easter Day —– April 4, 2021 Acts 10: 34-43 —– 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11 —– John 20: 1-18 It wouldn’t surprise you, would it, if I told you that our culture is always in a hurry?  People travel to other places where the pace is slower—and they come back and talk about how it took awhile to get used to the lack of hurry, but they eventually came to enjoy it.  But then they…
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Christ in the Marketplace

Christ in the Marketplace                 3rd Sunday in Lent 1 Corinthians 1:18-25   March 7, 2021   John 2:13-22 If I had asked you to close your eyes and picture Jesus (at least before hearing today’s Gospel reading), you probably would have pictured him praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, or perhaps surrounded by children as he blessed them, or maybe gently knocking on a door.  You might have pictured him feeding a big crowd, or walking on water.  But, after hearing our…
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