Test All Things

“I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints).” (1st Corinthians...

“The Jews require a sign and the Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified.”(1st Corinthians 1:22-23) It is the same today; men want clever preachers, not Christ preachers, reason,...

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (1st Corinthians 13:13) I admire the blessed conclusion, with which the Apostle ends the Chapter, in...

“For ye are bought with a price.” (1st Corinthians 6:20) For centuries so-called theologians and preachers have mocked the preaching of what they have called a “mercantile redemption.” They have denied...

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.”(1st Corinthians 15:3) The gospel is not just...

“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But...

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (1st Corinthians...

“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner...

“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”(1st Corinthians 12:27) All of God’s elect make up the body of Christ, His church (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:3-6). All who...

“Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” (1st Corinthians 13:8) Now this can be said of no other...

“I am what I am by the grace of God and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain.” (1st Corinthians 15:10) I am one of God’s elect; my...

“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians...

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” (1st Corinthians 3:19) The apostle Paul tells us that...

“But of Him are we IN CHRIST JESUS, who of God is made unto us WISDOM, and RIGHTEOUSNESS, and SANCTIFICATION, and REDEMPTION; that according as it is written, He that glorieth,...

“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” (1st Corinthians 2:2) This was the great theme of the apostle’s preaching, and he had proved that...

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of...

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”...

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” (1st Corinthians 10:14) If the Lord Jesus is...

“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our...

“But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us Wisdom, and Righteousness, and Sanctification and Redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth...

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him....

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he...

“That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:31) ——————– Who deserves the glory in the redemption of sinners? The world believes...

“Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? Was Paul...

When reading Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians, it is important to observe: to whom the Epistle was written — to those at Corinth “with all that in every place call...

We know the natural man “receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them”. (1 Corinthians 2:14) In 1 Peter...

“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (I Corinthians 6:20) How deep, how dreadful, of what awful magnitude,...

“But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” (I Corinthians 1:30) According to the Scriptures, those who...

“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold...

1 Corinthians 7:10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 1 Corinthians 7:11 But and if she depart,...

“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” (I Corinthians 1:21)...

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) that...

1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; 1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death,...

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) We...

1 Corinthians 11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. Essentially when Paul here says that “if any man seem...

“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all:...

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) that...

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (I Corinthians 3:6) Paul humbly and correctly describes the necessity of our labor in God’s service and the necessity of God’s...

The first three verses of 1st Corinthians 13 make it clear that if we do not have “agape”, or if we do not have the love of God that is shed...

In 1st Corinthians chapter 10 God gave us these examples to warn us that we should not fall into the same sins of rebellion against those whom God has appointed to...

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Now, when it...

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye...

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body being many, are one body; so also is Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12) THE...

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1 Corinthians 1:31 That, according as...

“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” I Corinthians 2:4 The Lord blesses His ministers...

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect....

1 Corinthians 14:15a What is it then ? I will pray the Spirit, and will pray with the understanding also. The design of this epistle is chiefly to reprove the Church...

“But by the grace of God, I am what I am” 1 Corinthians 15:10 Brethren, that which distinguishes us from the world can be summed up in one word – GRACE!...

One of the hardest lessons that we as believers must continually learn is that it is God alone who makes us to differ. The apostle Paul wrote of this to the...

“Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures” (I Corinthians 15:3) The awful and solemn death of Jesus, His crucifixion and blood-shedding, is the pillar of the Christian religion, and...

“Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to...

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; every...

“So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: it is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown...

“We shall all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:41) It is truly a comfort for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to know that death is not the end. After death comes...

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 14, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before...

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on Lord’s Day Evening, August 17, 1845, by Joseph Philpot —————————— “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is...

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on May 2, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the...

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on June 24, 1866, by J. C. Philpot ———— “And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my...

“So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 1:7) The apostle Paul was a remarkable man. In whatever part of...

Preached on July 31, 1853, at Eden Street Chapel, by J. C. Philpot “Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work...