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The Purpose, Plot Twists, and Power of Christ | 1 Corinthians 4

Do you sacrificially steward your life so that lost people can be introduced to Jesus? Picking back up in our sermon series 1 Corinthians, John Elmore shows us how to order our lives for the purpose of Christ, in the plot twists of Christ, and by the power of Christ.

John ElmoreApr 10, 2022
1 Corinthians 4:1-21

In This Series (11)
Fighting For Your Marriage | 1 Corinthians 7:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 22, 2022
Sex and Glorifying God | 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 15, 2022
Conflict: An Inevitable Opportunity | 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 1, 2022
Church Discipline: Sin, Grace, and Shepherding | 1 Corinthians 5
John ElmoreApr 24, 2022
The Resurrection Is the Remedy to Our Hypocrisy | 1 Corinthians 15
Timothy "TA" AteekApr 17, 2022
The Purpose, Plot Twists, and Power of Christ | 1 Corinthians 4
John ElmoreApr 10, 2022
Being a Healthy Church | 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 27, 2022
The Miracle of Spiritual Maturity | 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 20, 2022
The Miracle of Salvation | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 13, 2022
Priority, Preference, and Power | 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
John ElmoreMar 6, 2022
Called, Gifted, and Kept by Jesus | 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John ElmoreFeb 27, 2022

Summary

Do you sacrificially steward your life so that lost people can be introduced to Jesus? Picking back up in our sermon series 1 Corinthians, John Elmore shows us how to order our lives for the purpose of Christ, in the plot twists of Christ, and by the power of Christ.

Key Takeaways

  • Every day we are walking past lost people without a Savior; God has saved us to send us. (2 Corinthians 5:18-21)
  • We live for the purpose of Christ by sharing Christ (1 Corinthians 4:1-2), fearing Christ alone (1 Corinthians 4:3-5), and giving Christ all the glory. (1 Corinthians 4:6-7)
  • Our sole focus is to be soul focused. (1 Corinthians 4:1-2)
  • We are to be faithful stewards, sharing both the good and bad about this life and next. (1 Corinthians 4:2)
  • Fearing = Freezing. Fearing others can lead to freezing up. (1 Corinthians 4:3)
  • Comparison = Compare is sin. (1 Corinthians 4:6-7)
  • If you’re living for the purpose of Christ, your life should be full of plot twists, as was Paul’s. (1 Corinthians 4:8-13)
  • Every day we are given an opportunity to twist our lives and respond to divine interruptions.
  • Instead of being marked by plot twists, we are often marked by plot misses. (1 Corinthians 4:8)
  • Not only can you make your life a plot twist, but God can also entrust you with plot twists. (1 Corinthians 4:9-11)
  • If you live your life as a plot twist, you’ll be rewarded. (1 Corinthians 4:5)
  • Our lives are meant to be lived by the power of Christ. (1 Corinthians 4:14-21)
  • To be parented in our faith, we are under the shepherding of Christ, the canon of Scripture, and the Church, rather than the subjective spirituality of our world. (1 Corinthians 4:14-17)
  • The applied power of Jesus is what gives us power. (1 Corinthians 4:20)
  • The Kingdom of God is not in talk but in power. (1 Corinthians 4:20)

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • What most often keeps you from having or starting spiritual conversations with people? What do you fear more than Christ alone?
  • What is keeping your day to day life from having plot twists? Is it your schedule, money, to-do list, or something else?
  • Commit to stepping out of your routine when you encounter the lost this week and ask someone to hold you accountable to doing so.

Resources for Further Discussion