God Centered Life

Josh Moody

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1162 episodes

1 Corinthians #16 - The Lord's Last Supper, Part 1

The meetings discussed in this passage were causing more harm than good because they were underlining the basic social divisions of Corinthian society. The Corinthians were gathering and eating socially and tacking communion on at the end, and Paul teaches how this was bringing disunity.

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Aug 12
1 Corinthians #15 - When Men and Women Are from Corinth, Part 2

This passage is one that pastors almost want to skip over. Its topics are complicated and controversial, but there's a reason why God included this passage in the Bible and there's much we can learn from it.

25m
Aug 11
1 Corinthians #15 - When Men and Women Are from Corinth, Part 1

While there is much controversy about submission and some think that it is just a power move, it is not by accident that at the same time we have increasing relational fracturing. Our communities are breaking down. You can come to church and not know the people sitting near you. You can live for 20 years in a neighborhood and never speak to your neighbors.

25m
Aug 10
1 Corinthians #14 - How to Follow Jesus, Part 2

We can become passionate in the church about secondary, non-essential issues without considering the damage that can be done by wounding the conscience of another Christian. We sometimes judge others who disagree with us about these things, and instead we need to have our passions rightly ordered around the centrality of Christ and the gospel.

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Aug 09
1 Corinthians #14 - How to Follow Jesus, Part 1

We have to be aware that when we call ourselves Christians, people are watching how we behave. Paul opens up his own life to the Corinthians in this passage. Those in Christian leadership are called to a gospel authenticity and a vulnerability so that people can see them wrestling and struggling to follow Jesus. Then those who are watching have a template of what it means to follow Christ in the 21st century.

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Aug 08
Gospel and Law, Part 2

Part of our condition is not only that we are not good, but that we think we are. We have a tendency to think that there's nothing really wrong with us.

25m
Aug 06
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #13 - Temptation, Part 2

So much of our lives, so much of Christianity, so much of the world would be better if we would read the Bible, take it seriously, soak it in, and be changed by it. Paul says to follow his example.

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Aug 05
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #13 - Temptation, Part 1

When we're told not to do something, it becomes a temptation, and we all struggle with this. But there is a much greater motivation to avoid temptation than just to obey rules. We want to follow God.

25m
Aug 04
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #12 - Under the Law, Part 2

A truly free person is free to serve, to give, to love; they are no longer bound by the biggest slaveryto self. In this passage, Paul talks about using his freedom for the benefit of others and giving up his rights in order to serve.

25m
Aug 03
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #12 - Under the Law, Part 1

Imagine the Apostle Paul walks in the door, fired up, and he tells you to ask your questions. The book of 1 Corinthians is full of questionsones the church there had asked Paul. This passage holds some answers for us too.

25m
Aug 02
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #11 - Rights

Every Christian should be deliberately weaving people into his or her life so they can see what it means in practice to live as a follower of Jesus. The Christian walk isn't an event or a program, it's a life, and you only really get that when you see it. Our lives are to be an example of Christlikeness.

25m
Aug 01
Gospel and Law, Part 1

The law and the promise play different roles. The law is to convict us of our sins, while the promise of God's grace through faith in Christ is to save us. It is that distinction that must be clear in our minds in order for us to live freely for Christ and His glory.

25m
Jul 30
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #10 - Idols, Part 2

One of the great dangers of excessive studying to gain knowledge is that it leaves us finding it harder to love people. Knowledge without love just makes you proud. When knowledge is joined with love, it can be of great benefit not only to yourself but to others.

25m
Jul 29
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #10 - Idols, Part 1

While most of us are not likely to be tempted to be a part of a literal idol sacrifice, there are many who sacrifice their children for their careers. As Paul dialogues with the Corinthians, we learn more about idols.

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Jul 28
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #9 - Marriage and Singleness, Part 2

Jesus was single, and no one regards him as having missed out on life. Singleness, according to Paul, provides an opportunity for living with undivided devotion for the Lord. Today singleness is more accepted in general society than it is in the church. Churches can be so concerned about family that they disregard single people or treat them as less spiritually mature. For some, singleness is a call from God.

25m
Jul 27
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #9 - Marriage and Singleness, Part 1

The human longing to find a mate for life is reflected in the constant stream of romantic books and movies. If it sells, we must want to be married, however hard it is to sustain it successfully. Paul speaks in this passage about marriage from his own experience.

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Jul 26
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #8 - Sex and Money, Part 2

Even with diversity in the church, there are absolutes. There is truth; there is one true gospel. Regardless of your background, there is hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ that declares us righteous.

25m
Jul 25
Gospel and Covenant, Part 2

So many Christians spend their lives living as if it is works and a good moral effort that will get them to heaven.That is not how God has designed His salvation plan. We need to defeat the legalism that kills our faith.

25m
Jul 23
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #8 - Sex and Money, Part 1

If it was difficult for a Corinthian Christian to stop being sex-mad, it was apparently just as difficult for some of them to stop being so money-mad that they would take other Christians to court over business interests. Sound familiar? How can a church thrive in such a situation?

25m
Jul 22
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #7 - Boundaries, Part 2

Slander can take the form of reviling those in authority. Reviling is so prevalent in our Western world that we've forgotten that it should not be the norm. We revile politicians, teachers, doctorsand pastors. Instead, we need to speak in a way that is honoring to God.

25m
Jul 21
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #7 - Boundaries, Part 1

Jesus prayed that his followers would be in the world but not of the world. But the church tends instead to be of the world but not in it. Paul teaches here about boundaries.

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Jul 20
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #6 - Criticism, Part 2

The fear of man is a very prevalent trap today. "What are people saying about me on social media?" It doesn't matter what other people think of you; what ultimately matters is what God thinks of you. The path to freedom is to focus on pleasing God.

25m
Jul 19
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #6 - Criticism, Part 1

What do you do when you receive criticism? It's one thing when the criticism is fairthat's difficult to take, but we should receive it and learn from it. But how do you deal with it when it is completely unfair? Paul gives some wonderful teaching on how to handle criticism.

25m
Jul 18
Gospel and Covenant, Part 1

It's a frequent temptation for all of us to look at our faith as something that we need to make happen. In many ways, that attitude toward self-generated faith is what the world thinks we mean by faith. Actually, God is behind it all.

25m
Jul 16
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #5 - Maturity, Part 2

The great need of an infantile church like the Corinthians, and the great need of our celebrity, evangelical sub-culture today, is maturity. Paul speaks to the Corinthians about gaining wisdom.

25m
Jul 15
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #5 - Maturity, Part 1

Corinth was thriving in many ways and was seen as the place to be if you were a big name orator of the day. It was a wealthy city with popular entertainment and a high estimation of speaking gifts. Paul challenges the Corinthians that they had become too focused on following these speakers rather than Christ.

25m
Jul 14
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #4 - The Depths of Truth, Part 2

How do we explain the trinity? God reveals the trinity in the Old Testament, and then more clearly in Christ, and when we're in heaven, we'll understand it even more. Learn more about the trinity in this message.

25m
Jul 13
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #4 - The Depths of Truth, Part 1

Many people today think that Christianity only has superficial answers to today's problems. If we as Christians are not persuaded that the greatest answer to our most difficult problems are found in Jesus, then we'll go elsewhere to find the solutions. We must be convinced that in Him is all beauty, love, and knowledge, and then we'll find our resting place in Him.

25m
Jul 12
1 Corinthians - To the Church of God #3 - Power, Part 2

We are continuing to looking at true power and wisdom with an illustration from pop culturethe Jonas Brothers.

25m
Jul 11
The Gospel and Legalism

Adding something to Jesus detracts from Jesus because then he is no longer enough. Jesus becomes merely a stage in my spiritual development rather than my destination.

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Jul 09