Sermons tagged #Cosmopolitan
Passage is based on 2 Corinthians 5:7. Context Corinth was a cosmopolitan city which teemed with many nationalities & false gods. The commercial wealth of the city also brought with it moral corruption. The threat for the Corinthian church in such a place, as with any church, is the danger of it reflecting to some extent the culture in which it existed. The church in Corinth operated in a grossly depraved society which continued to make its mark on the church. Many of the sins & the problems of the church found their basis in the life of the city. The problem's at the church in Corinth can sound very familiar in many churches today - because of worldliness. The Apostle Paul really gets to the heart of the matter - which some of the Corinthians had - and so do many today have. That is - the absolute need to be made a new creature in Christ. To be born again! Three points to aid the sermon: Our Absolute Need of the New Birth. How - does the new birth come about? The Results of the New Birth.
The expansion of the Gospel in the First Century was done primarily through urban church planting. Cities hold both a disproportionate number of people and disproportionate influence. What lessons can we learn from the spread of the Gospel in the great cities of the Apostles' day?