1 Corinthians

 

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David

1 Corinthians 1: 1-9   

2-4 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus ...

sources songs writers
SCE 88 Faithful God Bowater
HS/P&W 714/SCE 400 Have faith in God Bullock
SCE 409 On this day Sutton
TIS 726/SIS 396/SOF 269 Be exalted, O God Chambers
ATO 376/AOVK 28   kid-friendly Faith, hope and love Watts
DMAC Benediction/May the God of peace  music   lyrics
SCE 193/Vineyard Blessed be the name of the Lord Park

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

1:4-9  I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind-- just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you--  so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

sources songs writers
SCE 88 Faithful God Bowater
HS/P&W 714/SCE 400 Have faith in God Bullock
SCE 409 On this day Sutton
TIS 726/SIS 396/SOF 269 Be exalted, O God Chambers
ATO 376/AOVK 28   kid-friendly Faith, hope and love Watts

1 Corinthians 1:10-18  

10-13 Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose.  For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters.  What I mean is that each of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ."   Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

sources songs writers
ATW 466 I am aware McBride
DMAC That we'd be one music   lyrics   midi  
SIS 185/SOF 43/ATA 174 Bind us together Gillman

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 22-25  For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,  but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,  but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

sources songs writers
SCE 353/CH 356 Meekness and majesty Kendrick
SCE 518 This is the message of the cross Smith
DMAC Everything music  lyrics  mp3 snippet
worshiptogether.com songs/sixsteps music The wonderful cross Tomlin/Watts/Reeves/Mason/Walt
ATW 466/Parachute I am aware McBride
DMAC The message of the cross music lyrics
TIS 685/SCE 329/P&W 621/HS The power of your love Bullock
SCE 478/various The cross has said it all Redman/Smith
SCE 185/P&W 841 How deep the Father's love Townend
DMAC The Cross music   lyrics
DMAC Nothing deeper music   lyrics  mp3backing snippet
SCE 364 Great love (My heart will sing to you) Mark
HS Worthy is the lamb Zschech

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

18-24 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."  Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.  For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,  but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,  but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

sources songs writers
SCE /CH 356/various Meekness and majesty Kendrick
DMAC The message of the cross music lyrics
HS/CCLI song # 4591816 At the cross Morgan/Zschech
ATW 466 I am aware McBride
SCE 278/P&W 763/ATO 329 This Kingdom Bullock
SCE 185/P&W 841 How deep the Father's love for us Townend
SCE 518 This is the message of the cross Smith
DMAC Everything music  lyrics  mp3 snippet
ATW 466/Parachute I am aware McBride
TIS 685/SCE 329/P&W 621/HS The power of your love Bullock
SCE 478/various The cross has said it all Redman/Smith
DMAC Nothing deeper music   lyrics  mp3backing snippet
SCE 364 Great love (My heart will sing to you) Mark
HS Worthy is the lamb Zschech
TIS 717/SIS 509/P&W 478/SOF 124/SCE 118 Give thanks Smith
P&W 333 God has made us in Christ
HS/P&W 789 Show me your ways Fragar

 

1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16]

1-5, 9-10 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

sources songs writers
ATW 466 I am aware McBride
SCE[2] 899/Integrity's Hosanna Music No eye has seen Altrogge
SCE 278/P&W 763/ATO 329 This Kingdom Bullock
SCE 185/P&W 841 How deep the Father's love for us Townend
SCE[2] 745/P&W Holy Spirit, rain down Fragar
TIS 717/SIS 509/P&W 478/SOF 124/SCE 118 Give thanks Smith
DMAC Holy Spirit come down music  lyrics  mp3 Powerpoint file
P&W 333 God has made us in Christ
SCE[3] 1445/Integrity's Hosanna Music No eye has seen Altrogge
HS/P&W 789 Show me your ways Fragar

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

5-9 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.

sources songs writers
ATN 99/various Pentecost Prayer Mann
TIS 419/CH 592/various Like the murmur of the dove's song Daw/Cutts
AoV1-129 / CH665 / various One bread, one body Foley
TIS 168 / CH 231 / various For the fruits of all creation Green

1 Corinthians 3:10-23

10-11 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it.

16-23 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

sources songs writers
P&W/SCE 302 Firm foundation Gordon/Harvill
various In Christ alone Townend/Getty
DMAC The message of the cross music lyrics
SCE /CH 356/various Meekness and majesty Kendrick
ATW 466 I am aware McBride
SCE 278/P&W 763/ATO 329 This Kingdom Bullock
SCE 185/P&W 841 How deep the Father's love for us Townend
SCE 518 This is the message of the cross Smith
DMAC Everything music  lyrics  mp3 snippet
ATW 466/Parachute I am aware McBride
TIS 685/SCE 329/P&W 621/HS The power of your love Bullock
SCE 478/various The cross has said it all Redman/Smith
DMAC Nothing deeper music   lyrics  mp3backing snippet
SCE 364 Great love (My heart will sing to you) Mark
HS Worthy is the lamb Zschech
TIS 717/SIS 509/P&W 478/SOF 124/SCE 118 Give thanks Smith
P&W 333 God has made us in Christ
HS/P&W 789 Show me your ways Fragar

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

6:15-20  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!  Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, "The two shall be one flesh."  But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.  Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?  For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body

sources songs writers
SCE[2] 826/Vineyard Be the centre Frye
TIS 742/ATA 120 One God Russell-Schlenker
SCE[2] 1007/Vineyard Breathe Barnett
HS Breathe on me, breath of God Fisher
AOV We are one in the Spirit Scholtes
SCE 198/P&W 697/HS I'll love you more Eastwood
SCE[2] 856 Fill this temple Cernero

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

8:5-6  Indeed, even though there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth--as in fact there are many gods and many lords-- yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.But when you thus sin against members of your family, and wound their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of their falling, I will never eat meat, so that I may not cause one of them to fall.

sources songs writers
SCE[2] 576/various The heart of worship Redman
HS You are the one Bullock
SCE[2] 826/Vineyard Be the centre Frye
TIS 742/ATA 120 One God Russell-Schlenker
ATO/AOV[1]  kid-friendly! Faith, hope and love Watts
HS/SCE 333 Lord of the heavens Fisher
TIS 686/ATE 292 Because we bear your name Kleinig/Mann
GGIVES1/ATO 390    kids! Put on love Walker
SCE[2] 919 One Lord, one faith Thompson/Mitchell
ATA 177 Love one another Mann

 

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

16 If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel! 20-23To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) so that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law) so that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some.  I do it all for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.

sources songs writers
SCE 408/Integrity's Hosanna Music Only by grace Gustafson
P&W 657/SCE/SOF 475 Refiner's fire Doerksen
SCE 478 The cross has said it all Redman/Smith
SIS 509/TIS 717/P&W 478/SCE 118/AOV[2] 17/SOF 124 Give thanks Smith

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one. So I do not run aimlessly, nor do I box as though beating the air; but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.

sources songs writers
SCE 534 Wake up, my soul Redman
TIS 607/ATN 95/SOF 381/various Make me a channel of your peace Temple
HS/P&W/SCE[2] 1093 I will run to you Zschech
SCE 233/Vineyard In the secret Park
TIS 467/various I am the church, you are the church Avery/Marsh
SCE[2] 264 I will never be the same again Bullock
DMAC Run with all my life music  lyrics
SCE[2] 777 'Cause Jesus (I'm running the race) Adcock

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

12-13 So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall. No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.

sources songs writers
SIS 473/P&W 507 kid-friendly Blessed be the rock Gardner
SCE 597 You are my rock Cooper/Pearce
SCE 302/P&W 739 Firm foundation Gordon/Harvill
P&W 428/SIS 505/SOF 105  kid-friendly Fear not Pringle
Psalms of patience, protest & praise [Wild Goose] /TIS/ATO/AOV[2] 39 Sing to God with joy & gladness Bell
SCE 88 Faithful God Bowater
DMAC Because the Lord's my shepherd music   lyrics   mp3 snippet
HS/SCE 400/P&W 714 Have faith in God Bullock
HS/SCE 221/P&W 470 In your hands (I'm so secure) Morgan
P&W 655/HS/ATO 368  kid-friendly Shelter Bullock
DMAC  kids! Got to be trusting music  lyrics   mp3
GGIVES[2]/TIS 669  kids! Jesus is the rock Dyson/Treagus

1 Corinthians 12:3b-13   

12:3b-7 No one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit.  Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;  and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;  and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.  To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

sources songs writers
DMAC Together to celebrate!   music  lyrics   mp3 snippet
SIS 262/SOF111 For I'm building a people of power Richards
SIS 393  The body song [anon.]
DMAC/GGIVES2    kids! I belong to you   music   lyrics
ATO 313 Christ be our light Farrell
various We are one in the Spirit Scholtes
ATE 284 Part of the family Manley
ATN 62 One family
DMAC/GGIVES3   kids! I've got a voice  music   lyrics  lyrics    
DMAC So much to  celebrate!   music   lyrics  mp3 vocal snippet

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

12-18  For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.  For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.  Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.  If the foot would say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body. 

And if the ear would say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.

 

 

 

sources songs writers
AOV/Seasons of the Spirit One bread, one body Foley
SCE 29 As we are gathered Daniels
ATO 388/AOV[2] 146 One body Watts/O'Brien
DMAC/GGIVES[2]   kids! I belong to you music   lyrics  
DMAC Move on with God's spirit music   lyrics
ATO 313/AOV[2] 3 Christ be our light Farrell
DMAC/GGVIVES[3]   kids! I've got a voice music   lyrics  
DMAC So much to celebrate! music   lyrics  mp3 vocal snippet
ATW 418/AOVK 146 kid-friendly We come by ones Newton
DMAC Together to celebrate music  lyrics   mp3 snippet
SIS 393 The body song (we are gathered as the body) anon.
GGIVES[1]/various   kids! The body song anon.
JBCE Bodyworks Dyson/Treagus

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1-4  If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant ... 11-13  When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

sources songs writers
SCE[3] 1358/worshiptogether.com All my love Richards
TIS 654 When love is found and hope comes home Wren
AOVK 28/ATO 376  kid-friendly Faith, hope and love Watts
ATO 373 Bound by love Simpson
TIS 685/P&W 621/HS/SCE 329 The power of your love Bullock
SCE[3] 1180/worshiptogether.com Day after day Hughes
ATW 491 You call me to love Mann
SCE[2] 850/HS/P&W 806 Just let me say Bullock
DMAC Nothing deeper music   lyrics  mp3backing snippet
TIS 699/SIS/ATN/SOF 22/various A new commandment anon.
ATO 311/Wild Goose Be still and know Bell/Iona Community
AOVK Love is the greatest gift of all Marshall
DMAC   kids! Happiness is love music   lyrics 
SCE[2] 1093/HS/P&W 802 I will run to you Zschech
SCE 51/SIS 185/SOF 43 Bind us together Gillman
TIS 693/AOV[1] 31 Come as you are Browne
DMAC Do justice music   lyrics  mp3 snippet  
GGIVES[1]/various  kids! God loves you anon.
SCE[2]/P&W`835 I am carried Bullock
DMAC   kids! Remember God's love music   lyrics   mp3  
SCE 558 We want to remain in your love Piercy/Clifton
GGIVES[1]  kids! Put on love Walker
DMAC In ways so abundant music  lyrics

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

1-6  Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you--unless you have come to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.

sources songs writers
SCE 185/P&W 841 How deep the Father's love Townend
HS It is you Zschech
SCE 556 We shall stand Kendrick
P&W 736/SCE 330 Lord I lift your name on high Founds
P&W 528 Your grace is sufficient Rawls/Houston
SIS 654/SCE 541 We believe Kendrick

1 Corinthians 15:12-20

12-15 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead?  If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain.

sources songs writers
TIS 732/SIS 166/ATN 51/SOF 499 Sing alleluia to the Lord   note: the TIS version contains all verses, most which link well to the epistle's resurrection theme Stassen - Benjamin
TIS 390/SIS 276/AOV[1] 15/SCE 4/P&W 189/SOF 6/various Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks ... Fishel
GGIVES[4]/ATW 445 kids! Roll the rock Newton
HS/P&W 579/SCE 55 Blessing, honour, glory to the Lamb Bullock/Reidy
DMAC  kids! God gave Jesus for us all [Easter version] music  lyrics mp3   
HS/SCE[2] 768  kid-friendly My Redeemer lives Morgan
SCE 234/SIS 483/SOF 60/various Christ is risen Kendrick
DMAC Sing hallelujahs music  lyrics
DMAC  kids! He's alive - yes, he is! music  lyrics  mp3 snippet
SIS 360/SCE 284 Jesus is Lord Mansell
P&W 32/SIS 49/SCE 158/SOF 165/ATN 26/various He is Lord anon.