One True Judge
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One True Judge

1 Corinthians 4:1–5  (ID: 1615)

Division arose in the Corinthian church because allegiances were formed around the leaders rather than Christ alone. In this environment, Paul was compelled to clarify pastoral requirements and the proper perspective and response of the people toward pastors. Alistair Begg urges preachers to resist the temptation to pander to public evaluation and instead simply proclaim God’s Word, because it is faithfulness that God rewards, not success or popularity.

Series Containing This Sermon

Firm Foundation, Volume 1

1 Corinthians 1:1–4:21 Series ID: 14601

The Ministry of Apostles

1This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. 3But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. 5Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

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Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.