WEEK 1 - A REASON FOR UNITY
1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-9
1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— 6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— 7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
YOU ARE ENRICHED IN HIM
This letter to the church in Corinth addresses many practical problems, questions and divisions they were facing. Interestingly, when Paul and Sosthenes begin writing they do not talk about any of these issues. On one hand, their approach does not seem very “practical.” Instead, they bring the readers’ attention to what God has given us through Christ Jesus, and the kind of life He is bringing us into.
According to these words, what has God given us through Christ? How are you experiencing this in your life?
What are two things God has called us to?
How would you like to experience this more?
Say and/or write a prayer of thanks for what God has given you through Christ Jesus, and ask Him to help you understand and live this out more fully.