Do you want the good news, or do you want the bad news? Usually, when this question is asked, there is no good news; it’s just a way for the person asking to make the other person feel a little better. The first letter of Corinthians is known as a corrective and instructive epistle. Paul writes to address some very serious issues in the Corinthian church but also writes to answer some questions he had received from believers in that church. The section that Pastor Mike will be covering today establishes for the church that Jesus is the Good News to trump all good news. Paul does this before starting into the correction of the church. Today, Pastor Mike will be covering 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.
Section Text (NKJV)
1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,
2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— 6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— 7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Abide in Truth is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Emmett and listeners can tune in every weekday at 10:30 am and again at 5:45 pm. Mike Hughes is the teaching pastor at CC Emmett and each week he looks to go through God’s Word, book by book and chapter by chapter. We are currently going through the book of Romans in a series entitled Amazing Grace. So grab your Bible, turn up the volume and follow along with us.
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