THIS WEEK’S BROADCASTS
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#018 – Air Date 5/20/2018
‘QUENCHING THE SPIRIT?’
This Weekend – It’s a word we don’t use much: “quench”. It means to extinguish something, to put out as a fire, or to repress something. The Bible says that it’s possible for us to “quench the Holy Spirit of God” at work in our lives. Have you ever felt prompted to say or do something spiritually? Did you dismiss the thought? Perhaps you were quenching the Spirit in your life, but just didn’t know it. Listen to a real life story of sincere parents who perhaps quenched the Spirit of God working in the life of their son. I’d like to think that they just didn’t realize it, until years later!
Quenching The Spirit
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A WILD CHURCH IN A WICKED CITY
Message 1, Airing Week of 5/21/2018
I Corinthians 1
This Week – We begin a new series from a dramatic letter of Paul to a local church. This was a church with major problems. This was a church in probably the most wicked city of its day. This was a church with people in the congregation suing one another in court, immorality in the ranks, and conflicts of all kinds. The first problem dealt with is disunity. There is a reason for that!
Unity Matters! Podcast
Monday (5/21) – We begin with a story of an Oklahoma church that divided over the issue of music. Surprised? Not really, it’s a common problem today. Division is probably the most common problem in every church that’s ever existed. Paul deals with this issue at the beginning of the letter. That’s not an accident. Listen all this week to this issue being addressed!
Unity Matters! Part 1
Tuesday (5/22) – We describe the immoral conditions of Corinth at the time of the letter. To call it wicked was putting it mildly! The church at Corinth was divided into at least four groups. They all had lined up with a “leader”. Paul asks a series of rhetorical questions: Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul? The resounding answer to all: No!
Unity Matters! Part 2
Wednesday (5/23) – Nothing else really matters in a church if there is no unity! A divided church becomes known for their strife and conflict. Just like families or businesses! Unity is being united in sprit without necessarily agreeing on every detail! It’s being united in purpose and love. Unity can happen when a church makes it their driving force under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
Unity Matters! Part 3
Thursday (5/24) – I tell the sad story of a church I was familiar with, where the minister admonished his congregation not to listen to radio preachers. He would tell them, “You get all your Biblical teaching from me!” Sounds like arrogance and presumptuousness to me. Division can take on many different forms in churches today.
Unity Matters! Part 4
Friday (5/25) – Loyalty to a greater cause than us can bring people together. Disunity or strife can wreak havoc on a family or a school or organization. Disunity hurts the local church. Strife divides and negatively impacts any forward motion. That’s why Paul deals with unity in the first chapter of First Corinthians. Unity matters in your home; it matters in your church!
Unity Matters! Part 5