Monthly Archives: February 2016

concealed wisdom

THIS GENERATION NEEDS THE GOSPEL   1 Corinthians 2:6-9 6 Yet we are speaking wisdom among the mature ones; but a wisdom which is not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are being brought to … Continue reading

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reverse strategy

PROCLAIM, LET GOD PERSUADE 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 1 Remember when I first came to you, brothers? I did not come with a lofty word or wisdom, as I proclaimed to you the testimony of God.   2 Because I had decided … Continue reading

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replacing rock stars

WHAT DOES LIGHT DO TO DARKNESS? 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 26 You want evidence? Think about when you were called, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many powerful, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen … Continue reading

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preaching Christ crucified

NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 22 Also because Jews keep asking for supernatural signs, and Greeks keep searching for wisdom; 23 but we keep preaching Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews, and stupidity to Gentiles, 24 … Continue reading

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saved by stupidity

THE GOSPEL WORKS — EVEN IF IT SOUNDS STUPID 1 Corinthians 1:18-21 18 Because the word of the cross to those who are perishing is stupidity, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.   19 … Continue reading

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getting out of the way

IT’S ABOUT THE ROCK, NOT THE ROCK STAR 1 Corinthians 1:14-17 14 I am thankful to God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one might brag about having been baptized in my … Continue reading

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church without competition

RESIST RIVALRIES 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 10 But I am also appealing to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same way, and there be no schisms among you, but that you be … Continue reading

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God working at church

HOW TO START PRAYING FOR YOUR CHURCH 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 4 I am always thanking my God about you, because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 because of all the ways you were … Continue reading

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we still need grace

CALLED FROM BROKENNESS TO HOLINESS 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 1 Paul, a called missionary of Jesus Christ by God’s choice, and Sosthenes the brother, 2 to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in … Continue reading

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the last word

DON’T LOSE PERSPECTIVE Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 9 Since he had the advantage of being a wise man, the collector also taught the people knowledge; and he compared, searched out and arranged many proverbs. 10 The collector sought to find appropriate words … Continue reading

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