The Loaf

Application of the biblical text is not always as easy one might think. I wonder what the full story was on the man who was sleeping with his father’s wife. Surely it was not his mother or else Paul would have said so. But what was the story and what had Paul’s previous attempts been to restore the man? And how do we apply the command to not even eat with such persons when it appears that the kind of meal Paul was referring to does not even exist in our church culture? Such questions trouble me but I think we can still glean the point Paul is making and there is certainly plenty of relevant application to be made to our lives. free domains . The sermon this morning was an attempt to do that. Imagine how much fun we’ll have when we get to women wearing veils, men not cutting their hair, and women remaining silent! If only we had someone from Chloe’s household to fill in the details for us.

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.


4 Responses to “The Loaf”

  1. avatar Andreia says:

    when we get to women wearing veils, men not cutting their hair, and women remaining silent
    Oh can’t wait for that!

  2. avatar Jeremy says:

    Personally, I thought this sermon was one of the best I’ve heard you do. It seemed that last Sunday’s sermon would have went better with chapter one. That being said, it was a good sermon nonetheless. Sundays, however, was right on target. Especially considering the passage and the tendency for our brotherhood to literally rip people away from the body of Christ with it.
    You’re right, it is very hard to make current applications when there is so much of the story that we do not know.
    In reference to table fellowship, or as you more succinctly put it, the communion meal, I really feel that our culture is missing out on something. There is a large element that we miss, that is communion with our fellow believers. A professor friend of ours at OC once told us of the time he went to a congregation and communion was done in a group atmosphere. The elements were passed out and then each believer got with others (forming groups of two to ten) and prayed and took the elements together. What a interesting idea!
    Oh, hey, I loved the visual aids, especially when you get caught off guard by raisin bread! That was great!

  3. avatar Jeremy says:

    Oh, just a thought, maybe you could use Paul as an example when you talk about men and hair!

  4. avatar Byron says:

    Good point! For those who are uninformed he is NOT talking about the Apostle Paul.