Josh Bales

A Christian’s Birthright

Date: October 18, 2020 ()

Bible Text: I Corinthians 3:18-23 |

Series:

  The Big Idea…All things—the best things and the worst things—are the Christian’s birthright to promote our highest happiness because we are Christ’s and Christ is God’s Outline The Birthright of a Worldling (v.18-20) The Birthright of a Christian (v.21-22) The Birthright of Christ (v.23)
By |2020-10-23T00:13:56-06:00October 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on A Christian’s Birthright

The New Temple of God

Date: October 4, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 |

Series:

  The Big Idea…The Church is the new temple of God—God’s own dwelling place—and this is better than anything the world can offer you Outline The Foundation of the Temple of God The Builders of the Temple of God The People of the Temple of God
By |2020-10-22T23:28:11-06:00October 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on The New Temple of God

How Not to Be a Carnal Christian

Date: September 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 |

Series:

  The Big Idea…The fight against carnal Christianity consists in seeing ourselves as nothing and Christ as everything Overview The Nature of a Carnal Christian The Signs of a Carnal Christian The Cure for a Carnal Christian
By |2020-10-22T22:57:35-06:00October 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on How Not to Be a Carnal Christian

The Free Will of the Holy Spirit

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 |

Series:

  The Big Idea…It is only because of the free-will of the Holy Spirit that you have come to know Jesus Christ, therefore self-righteousness has no place in your life Outline The Freedom of the Holy Spirit The Bondage of the Natural Man • The Mind of the Spiritual Man
By |2020-09-24T21:32:07-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on The Free Will of the Holy Spirit

The Wisdom That Was Hidden Before the World Was

Date: September 13, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10a |

Series:

  The Big Idea…There are only two types of wisdom: the wisdom of this world which leads to the grave, or the wisdom of God which leads to glory Outline The Wisdom That Is Doomed To Pass Away The Wisdom That Was Decreed Before the Ages The Wisdom That Cannot Be Seen, Heard, or Imagined
By |2020-09-23T23:03:57-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on The Wisdom That Was Hidden Before the World Was

Consider Your Calling

Date: August 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 |

Series:

  The Big Idea…God chose you to be in Christ Jesus—you contributed nothing so that no one is able to boast in the presence of the Lord Outline What Does Scripture Mean by “Calling?” What Are the Objections Against God’s Call? Why Is Our Calling So Vital to Think About?
By |2020-08-10T20:50:45-06:00August 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Consider Your Calling

We Preach Christ

Date: July 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 |

Series:

The Big Idea…Christ crucified is the only true power and true wisdom in this world, therefore we preach Christ Outline The Perishing of Man’s Wisdom The Proof The Power of God’s Foolishness
By |2020-08-10T20:39:13-06:00August 10th, 2020|Comments Off on We Preach Christ

The First Sin of the Church

Date: July 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 |

Series:

The Big Idea…The first sin of the Church is self-boasting, and this always divides Christ and destroys the gospel Outline What Is the First Sin of the Church? What Does This Sin Do to Christ? What Does This Sin Do to the Gospel?
By |2020-08-10T20:31:42-06:00July 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on The First Sin of the Church