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April 1, 2002

Firm Foundation, Volume 1

ID: 14601 • Series

Paul helped to establish the church in Corinth, but by the time he wrote his first letter to them, the church had already wandered from its foundation. Novel ideas were favored over solid biblical teaching, resulting in confusion, division, and spiritual infancy. Desiring that the church might be presented mature in Christ, Paul addressed a number of practical elements of faith. Noting striking resemblances between the Corinthian church and the Church today, Alistair Begg walks us through the warnings and exhortations of 1 Corinthians.

In volume one of this series, we meet a prideful, divided church whose people had divorced belief from behavior, preferring self-promotion over service. In contrast to such spiritual darkness, Paul taught that the light of God’s wisdom, faithfulness, and power exposes hypocrisy, reminding us that the Church’s only firm foundation is in the finished work of Christ.

Sermons in this Series

The Church in Corinth

1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 44:27 ID: 1587

God Is Faithful

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 30:35 ID: 1589

Dealing with Division — Part One

1 Corinthians 1:10-12

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 37:56 ID: 1590

Dealing with Division — Part Two

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 44:39 ID: 1592

Wisdom vs. Wisdom

1 Corinthians 1:18-21

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 31:47 ID: 1594

The Power of God

1 Corinthians 1:22-31

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 45:16 ID: 1596

Testimony of a Preacher

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Series: More Jars of Clay

Sermon Includes Transcript 42:33 ID: 1598

Understanding God’s Wisdom

1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 41:34 ID: 1600

A Matter of Spiritual Maturity

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 46:13 ID: 1602

The Paradox of Christian Freedom

Romans 6:15-23

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 35:09 ID: 1604

Building with Care — Part One

1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 39:27 ID: 1609

Building with Care — Part Two

1 Corinthians 3:16-23

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 39:55 ID: 1613

One True Judge

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 43:07 ID: 1615

A Biblical Self-Image

1 Corinthians 4:6-7

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 29:59 ID: 1617

A Warning to the Church — Part One

1 Corinthians 4:8-21

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 32:09 ID: 1618

A Warning to the Church — Part Two

1 Corinthians 4:8-21

Series: Firm Foundation, Volume 1

Sermon 31:29 ID: 1620

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