We now begin Corinthians.
The church in Corinth is one that has a unique story. I pray that you are encouraged through this journey. I want to give you a few encouraging points from these chapters.
Read: 1 Corinthians 1-2
1. God isn’t finished with you. Paul begins the letter with an introduction of himself. If you know anything about the church in Corinth, you know that they lived deep in sin. Paul starts by giving them a compliment to yet remind them of what the Lord is doing in their lives. “to those sanctified in Christ Jesus.” Friends, remember that God is working in you to make you like Christ. You are in this process of sanctification. No matter what you’ve done, the Lord is still working in you.
2. No Divisions among you. Paul appeals to the church to have a unified mind. Friends, this is the appeal of every pastor to their church. Let us be unified. Why? The unified church is the most dangerous church to the gates of hell. Also, the unified church is a church that is more generous, more loving, and more hopeful. Let us be unified in what the Lord is doing in SBC.
3. Seek Wisdom. It is the Lord that imparts wisdom. It is the Lord that guides us. It is through the Word of the Lord that we gain this wisdom. As you know, wisdom is entirely different from knowledge. Knowledge comes from man, wisdom comes from the Lord. Seek wisdom by seeking the Word of God. Friends, I pray that you continue to be encouraged through the Word. I pray that God’s Word leads you to repentance and faith.
Praying for you!