Sunday, April 2 – “Manifestations of the Spirit”
To introduce people to Jesus and together become fully devoted followers.

Sermons by Pastor Shafer Parker (Page 3)

Run to Win

I Corinthians 9:24-27 24 Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize. 25 Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away. 26 Therefore…

The Constructive Nature of Love

I Corinthians 8 1 About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up. 2 If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it. 3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by Him. 4 About eating food offered to idols, then,…

Bloom Where You’re Planted

Various Situations of Life 17 However, each one must live his life in the situation the Lord assigned when God called him. This is what I command in all the churches. 18 Was anyone already circumcised when he was called? He should not undo his circumcision. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? He should not get circumcised. 19 Circumcision does not matter and…

Marriage as Covenant

Why listen to a sermon? Principle: God actively transforms us into the image of Christ as we engage our Spirit-filled hearts to hear the truth. II Thess. 2:13 But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.…

Marriage and the Gospel

I Corinthians 7 1 Now in response to the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have relations with a woman.” 2 But because sexual immorality is so common, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband. 3 A husband should fulfill his marital responsibility to his wife, and likewise…

Whole In Christ

I Corinthians 7 1 Now in response to the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have relations with a woman.” 6 I say the following as a concession, not as a command. 7 I wish that all people were just like me. But each has his own gift from God, one person in this way and…

The Appropriate Response to God

Intro. Isaiah is arguably the greatest gospel in the Bible. Not only is every element of the gospel story found in it, you would be hard pressed to find a more profound or more beautiful presentation of the gospel anywhere else, not even in the New Testament. In spite of the clarity of the four New Testament gospel presentations of Christ’s passion,…

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

I Corinthians 6:19-20 Intro. There are two issues that I believe need to be dealt with as preparation for diving into the message of I Corinthians 7. I’m going to address these over the next couple of Sundays, but you’ll have to wait until next week to discover the identity of the second issue. First, I want to remind you what I…