1st Corinthians

Why 1st Corinthians?

Many of the problems and questions the Corinthian church was dealing with are still present in the church today. Churches today still struggle with divisions, with immorality, and with the use of spiritual gifts. The Book of 1 Corinthians very well could have been written to the church today and we would do well to heed Paul’s warnings and apply them to ourselves. Despite all the rebukes and corrections, 1 Corinthians brings our focus back to where it should be—on Christ. Genuine Christian love is the answer to many problems (chapter 13). A proper understanding of the resurrection of Christ, as revealed in chapter 15, and thereby a proper understanding of our own resurrection, is the cure for what divides and defeats us.


Here you will find video links to our series in 1 Corinthians

We must all be changed

Recorded 7th November 2021

Watch as Alistair Patterson speaks to us on the title "We must all be changed" and prepare to have your life challenged.

Alistair is the English Director & District Superintendent for the Faith Mission and lives with his wife Sharon in York.

Alistair started by giving a short update on the Faith Mission and then unpacked this passage for us which is ultimately about what will happen when Jesus returns, both to those who are followers of Jesus and know him as saviour and Lord and those who don't. The call to tell people was quite clear. 

What mattered to Paul

Recorded 31st October 2021

What did the apostle Paul believe and why did he believe it? What made this huge change in his life from persecuting followers of Christ to becoming one. Most of the New Testament is made up of Paul's letters to various people and Churches.

Today Iain spoke to us on "What mattered to Paul" and why it should also matter to us.

Love - The most excellent way

Recorded 24th October 2021

Today we had Brian Dunning from York talk to us on "Love - The most excellent way" from 1 Corinthians 13. This is one of the most well-known passages in the Bible and Brian started by setting the context linking it into last week's message (Chapter 12) and Chapter 14.

The Church, a wonderful collection of people

Recorded 17th October 2021

Today we had Iain Cunningham talking to us on "The Church, a wonderful collection of people". We were reminded that the Church is made up of many diverse people and that that is how God designed it should be. Just like members of a body each of us has been given gifts, talents and abilities by God to help His Church (the body) to function, grow and develop.

Why is communion so special?

Recorded 11th October 2021

Today we had Geoff Hoggard speaking to us on “Why communion is so special” as we looked at 1 Corinthians 12:17-32 and then we had communion together.

We recorded the talk and communion so you too can have an opportunity to join in having communion at home. So get something to represent bread and wine and let's remember the death and resurrection of our saviour the Lord Jesus and all that He has done for us.

Learning from history

Recorded 3rd October 2021

Today we had Steve Walker from Hope Community Church in Middleton speaking to us from 1 Corinthians 10:1-13.

He emphasised that we shouldn't take God's grace for granted, history in this passage shows us what can happen if we do.

Training for a crown

Recorded 26th September 2021

Today we had Tony Brown from Sunbridge Road Bradford, talking to us on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 entitled "Training for a crown".

Using athletes as an example, followers of Jesus need to live the Christian life as an athlete in training before a big race - being fully committed and not letting anyone or thing hinder us from the prize, but to keep our eye on the goal.

Christians Belong To God

Recorded 19th September 2021

Today we had Iain Cunningham talking to us on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 entitled "Christians Belong to God!.

Watch as Iain unpacks these verses for us and how we can apply them to our lives.

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.

(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

What are we building our lives on?

Recorded 12th September 2021

Today we had Mark Hodgkinson with us talking on the theme "What are we building our lives on?". Using pictures from the C of E syllabus for RE in primary schools, we had a whistle-stop tour through the Christian faith, which caused us all to think as the pictures came to us jumbled and we needed to put them in the correct order.

As you watch would you be able to put them in the correct order? We hope it comes across well on screen.

1 Corinthians 1

Recorded 5th September 2021

Today we started a new series looking at the book of 1 Corinthians which is a letter written by the apostle Paul to the church in Corinth.

Geoff Bennett spoke to us from chapter 1 to chapter 2 verse 5, starting with an introduction and then reminding us that we are the Church and the Church belongs to God - it is His Church, despite us being flawed, weak, and often in a state of helplessness.