Words of Grace – 1 Corinthians Sermon Series

Words of Grace – 1 Corinthians Sermon Series

Church Problems and Promises in 1 Corinthians

Going to church after the Christmas and New Year holidays feels like having the family home for a meal. I look forward to having us all home and around the table of grace as we worship together this Sunday.

This week, we begin a series of sermons from the New Testament letter called 1 Corinthians. This letter is to a first century church. It is famous for dealing with some of the most difficult problems a church can face. In it we read about infighting, immorality, and ingratitude. We see people suing each other, separating from each other, and considering themselves superior to others. By the standards of any generation, this church is messed up.

But God did not give up on this church. 1 Corinthians is full of promise. Every rebuke, correction, and word of instruction in this letter is God’s grace, calling this church back to purity and to the joy of fellowship with Christ and bringing glory to him.

The elders of our church believe that going through 1 Corinthians together on Sundays holds great promise for us. We are as human as the Corinthian church. We, too, are called by God’s grace to be holy and pure representatives of Christ in a city that needs to see him. So, we need to hear the message of 1 Corinthians in a fresh way for our church, in our time.

You can prepare for Sunday by praying for Grace and for our time in 1 Corinthians. You may want to read 1 Corinthians this weekend. See you Sunday.

– Scott