2016.03.27 - David Whiting - "A Beautiful Exchange"
The crucifixion of Jesus is quite confusing. Why did He have to die? What was the purpose? Couldn't God have forgiven us without His death? The best way to understand the crucifixion of Jesus is to understand the Old Testament system of sacrifices and atonements that are made available to God's people. This message will go all the way back to the beginning of the Bible to understand why the death of Christ was necessary and eternally significant.
This is the final message of this year-long series from the book of 1 Corinthians. We will look at Paul's final words, but then we will look at what happened after these final verses. What happened to the church in the centuries that followed? Today, the Church at Corinth is not a thriving church. What happened? What can we learn?
2016.03.06 - David Whiting - "Becoming a Joyfully Generous Giver"
People want to be generous givers, but struggle to follow through with it. We often feel that we can't afford to be generous. In this section of 1 Corinthians, Paul gives some ideas that can make it possible to be both generous and joyful - no matter what income level one may have.
2016.02.28 - David Whiting - "How to Get a Perfect Body"
The last half of 1 Corinthians 15 is an explanation of what our resurrected bodies will be like, how they will be transformed, and why that matters. Paul ends this chapter with a single verse applying the first 57 verses of the chapter. If the resurrection really happened - it means we will be resurrected one day, and Paul wants us to know how to live while we wait for that resurrection.
2016.02.14 - David Whiting - "The Greatest Comeback in History"
What do you think is the greatest comeback in history? Sports Illustrated listed their opinions of the top ten comebacks in history. I wonder if you will agree. We are convinced that the greatest comeback in history is the resurrection. And in this passage - Paul talks about two proofs that the resurrection is an actual event from history.