How to Build Community à la 1 Corinthians 16

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Christ-centred community, based on 1 Corinthians 16:

  • Give regularly – verses 1-4.
  • Practice hospitality – verses 5-6.
  • Spend time together – verses 7-9.
  • Respect one another – verses 10-12.
  • Do everything in love – verses 13-14, cf. verse 24.
  • Serve one another – verses 15-16.
  • Say thank you – verses 17 – 18.
  • Greet warmly – verses 19-20.
  • Remember the wider community – note the many places mentioned throughout this chapter: Galatia (v. 1), Jerusalem (v. 3), Macedonia (v. 5), Ephesus (v. 8), Achaia (v. 15), Asia (v. 19).
  • Pray (verses 22-23).

Adapted from my concluding sermon for a preaching series at Emmanuel on 1 Corinthians 16.

 



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3 replies

  1. Sounds like a great sermon series. We’re starting a new section of Third Way website on community. Would you consider letting us use your series there, or perhaps excerpts? I’ll email you privately. Love this summary!

  2. oh oops, the preaching series was on 1 Corinthians, not on 1 Corinthians 16, so the last sentence should read: Adapted from my concluding sermon for a preaching series at Emmanuel on 1 Corinthians.