Sun, 29 January 2017
January 22, 2017
1 Corinthians 1:18
Synopsis: The title of my sermon comes directly from 1 Corinthians 1:18. I believe Paul’s statement is a transitional statement, but more importantly, I believe it to be a theme for his call to unity among believers in Christ Jesus.
One thing I have learned in life is that you don’t have to be a “fool” to do “foolish” things. Sometimes very “smart” people get caught up in the “foolishness” trap. It can happen to anybody and I will go as far as to say it happens to everybody. So, how would you fill in the blank in this statement: “Foolish” is what we are when we ____.
If you take a look at the cover of your bulletin you will notice the theme title of “A Call to Unity.” And then if you turn to the order of worship and scroll down to my message title you will read “Foolish.” One might think that it is “foolish” to call the church to “unity.” Paul didn’t believe that and neither do I. In fact, Paul’s message to the Corinthians is clear. He believes that divisions in the church if “foolish.” “God has united you with Christ Jesus.” That’s the “wisdom” of God.
Text (NLT): 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Psalm 14:1; Proverbs 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:19-31; 1 John 4:20-21; Galatians 3:26-28; Matthew 7:26.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27:7-9