Take Care How You Build

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Paul gives a stern warning to anyone who would build the church with cheap and unapproved man-centered materials, or it will not stand God’s test.

Add. Ref.: Ephesians 4:31-5:2, 21

When the Church is Built on Carnality

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-17

While the Corinthians believed that they could build a strong church through the philosophies and methodologies of the world,  Paul explains that it is actually because they used secular growth tactics that they are weak and about to break apart. The reason is because worldly principles promote worldly thinking, encouraging attitudes of worldliness and selfishness.

Add. Ref.: Ephesians 4:31-5:2, 21

Carnal Expectations: Why People Leave Churches

Pastor Matt Tar – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

As many are about to break up and leave the church in Corinth, Paul offers an insightful, but stern rebuke for the cause of their dissention. Sadly, in an age of consumer-driven methodologies, most Christians haven’t learned from Paul’s rebuke, and will leave their churches for the same reasons as the believers in Corinth.

Add. Ref.: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

Spiritual Wisdom & Biblical Incompetence (Part 3)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:6-16

If God’s method for church growth is incompatible with the entrepreneurial wisdom of the world, what is the philosophy of ministry the church should subscribe to? In short, it is a philosophy that looks foolish to the world, just as the Gospel we preach.

Spiritual Wisdom & Biblical Incompetence (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:6-16

If God’s method for church growth is incompatible with the entrepreneurial wisdom of the world, what is the philosophy of ministry the church should subscribe to? In short, it is a philosophy that looks foolish to the world, just as the Gospel we preach.

Spiritual Wisdom & Biblical Incompetence (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:6-16

If God’s method for church growth is incompatible with the entrepreneurial wisdom of the world, what is the philosophy of ministry the church should subscribe to? In short, it is a philosophy that looks foolish to the world, just as the Gospel we preach.

How to Share the Gospel

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:1-5

We often hear, “While we cannot change our message, we should change our method in order to remain relevant.” But is that really biblical? Or does God provide instruction for our message and our method?

Add. Ref.: Acts 18:1-5

The Foolishness of the Church

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

When Christ builds His church, He builds it contrary to everything the world counts as valuable and important, and the church is left with nothing left than to give glory to God.

God’s Gospel Foolishness (Part 3)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 1:21-29

The church in Corinth was failing as a church, but it wasn’t because they had errant theology or the wrong gospel. Rather, their theology and gospel proclamation was simplistic, and their philosophy of ministry was entertainment driven. However, Paul explains God’s design for the proclamation of His gospel.

God’s Gospel Foolishness (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-20

The church in Corinth was failing as a church, but it wasn’t because they had errant theology or the wrong gospel. Rather, their theology and gospel proclamation was simplistic, and their philosophy of ministry was entertainment driven. However, Paul explains God’s design for the proclamation of His gospel.