The great cry of the Reformation was not only Sola Scriptura – but first and foremost SOLI DEO GLORIA – To God alone be the Glory! And that is exactly what Paul urged the Corinthians just before addressing their problems of worship – he said: “…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – and he also laid down immediately one of the most important ways that we glorify God by trying to please everyone in everything we do, not seeking our own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. – Where did Paul get this Idea? From Christ – this is how Christ brought glory to God. I see in Paul’s final argument for the procedure of Spiritual worship the patterns are all reflections of Christ, in whom the Spirit’s power and God-honoring submission were perfectly combined. What we should see in these verses is not just a list of rules but the grandeur of the glory of God through our reflection of Christ. Indeed. the service of the church should manifest the character of God!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Called What? (1 Corinthians 1:1-3) August 7, 2016 Lying About Christ (1 Corinthians 1:4-17) August 14, 2016 Wisdom that is Not wise (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) August 21, 2016 Mesmerized by Christ Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) August 29, 2016 Babies and Builder (1 Corinthians 3:1-15) September 11, 2016 All Things are Your’s! (1 Corinthians 3:16-23) September 18, 2016 The Kingdom Not in Talk (1 Corinthians 4:1-21) September 25, 2016 Purge the Evil (1 Corinthians 5:1-13) October 2, 2016 Otherworldly Etiquette (1 Corinthians 6:1-11) October 9, 2016 Conquest of Our Bodies (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) October 17, 2016 Super-Spiritual Misconceptions (1 Corinthians 7:1-16) October 23, 2016 Otherworldly… (read more)