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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 foolishness of God

1 Corinthians 1:18-31.  The human mind is capable of astonishing leaps of insight, connecting the dots of thought and idea in a way that makes sense of an altogether complex world.  But the unaided human mind stops and opens its … Continue reading

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evangelical unity

1 Corinthians 1:1-17.  The Church at Rome had some divisions (e.g. the weak and the strong) but in Corinth they were mastering the art of division.  Paul appealed to the Corinthians that they make efforts to manifest their unity, not … Continue reading

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