"Cross-Centered Minister"

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

"A Cross-Centered Minister"

Children have a one-word sentence that sometimes leads to a parent pulling rank: "Why? . . . Why?" When we dads are running low on energy, the response is often, "I'm your father, that's why." As Paul attempted to turn the Corinthians away from their quarreling and divisions, he appealed to them as their spiritual father. In doing so, he provides not only a picture of his work among them, but also the marks of a cross-centered minister. This Sunday we consider both. Join us!

"Spiritual Leadership"

Rev. Dr. Lane Stephenson

"Spiritual Leadership"

One of the first issues Paul addresses in 1 Corinthians is leadership - not poor leadership but a wrong view of leadership. A worldly view of spiritual leadership was at the root of disunity and other self-inflicted problems in the church. As a result, the topic of leadership has a significant place in Paul's letter. A biblical understanding of leadership is as necessary today as it was for the church in Corinth. Join us this Sunday as we hear 1 Corinthians 3 and are called to think spiritually about spiritual leadership.

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"Knowing God"

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

"Knowing God"

How do we get to know something or someone? The more complex an object, the more challenging it is to get to know it. For example, you might say you 'know' a book, or you 'know' your pet. And there is a level of intimacy in knowing both, but knowing my cat is a more complex knowing, and typically what I mean is I know my cat's temperament and tendencies. I've seen her 'in action.' Still, the cat can catch me by surprise - that's what they often do. Yet, unlike cats, people can keep secrets. It's hard to know what's going on inside. I can get 'to know' a cat in few days; it may take years to get to know a person and still never really know them. How about God? Do you know Him? How do you come to know Him? Join us Sunday for "Knowing God"!

"Foolish Wisdom"

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

"Foolish Wisdom"

Once upon a time, when Christians built their places of worship, they built churches that took the shape of what secured salvation for every follower of Jesus: a cross. Each part of the architecture carried meaning. It was one great object lesson that put on display the good news of Jesus Christ crucified and risen for sinners! And it's a message that's foolish . . . the foolish wisdom of God. Sunday, we continue our study in 1 Corinthians. Join us!

"How Churches Fall Apart"

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

"How Churches Fall Apart"

The church at Corinth was on the skids. They held a record that no other New Testament church cared to claim: number of problems. At least fifteen problems were ripping the church at the seams. A church so blessed had fallen so far. Word had gotten to the church's founding pastor, the Apostle Paul himself. How did this happen? Sadly, it takes place too often, and Paul wastes little time in dealing head-on with the core issues in his letter to this beloved church. Join us Sunday for "How Churches Fall Apart"!

Welcome to Corinth

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

"Welcome to Corinth"

If you only know one thing about the church in Corinth, chances are the one thing you know is the church in Corinth was a mess. Lots of problems, sins, divisions, and heresy. Why are we surprised? Why think the church back then would be different than our church today? Every church is composed of imperfect people. It may have a glowing reputation, yet it's a flawed community; just ask any pastor . . . simply look in the mirror. Sunday, we begin our study in Paul's first to this church with "Welcome to Corinth." Join us!

Worth The Wait

Aaron Mann, WPC Director of Student Ministries

"Worth the Wait”

It is estimated that the average person spends around 5 years of their life waiting. Waiting in line. Waiting in traffic. Waiting for food. While waiting is a normal part of life, many of us continue to struggle with this. Join us this Sunday as we look at Psalm 40 and investigate the promise and purpose of waiting for the Lord.