Calvary Baptist Church in Waterbury, Connecticut

Carnality – 1 Corinthians 3

It is hard to discern whether a person is a genuine Christian when their lives are characterized as one driven by their base instincts, ruled by their passions, given over to their appetites and sensual desires?  Are they Christians lured away by their carnal desires, or are they lost?  Certainly, they are worldly in their actions.

This message will examine how the term carnality is used to describe Christians who have reverted to their old fleshly nature. We will discover the problems carnality brings and demonstrate how it hinders spiritual growth, promotes infantile behavior and ultimately causes one to miss God’s blessing.  We will end by exploring various ways we can avoid becoming like the Corinthians, — carnal.

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 3:1