First Century Church - Mark Brauss - September 19, 2021

September 20th, 2021

☼ The Church of God in Corinth……. I Corinthians 1:1-3

 

⌂ Ekklesia …..

 

• Sanctified

• Called

• United

 

 

⌂ The Back Story …… Acts 18:1-17

 

• Titius Justus

• Crispus

• Sosthenes

• Gallio

• Priscilla & Aquila

• Apollos (Acts 18:24-28)

 

☼ God’s Work in Corinth ….. I Corinthians 1:4-9

 

► Grace given ….

 

 

► Enriched – speech & knowledge

 

 

► Testimony confirmed…

 

 

► Spiritual Gifts bestowed….

 

 

► Fellowship….

 

☼ Disunity & Divisions ….. I Corinthians 1:10-16

 

⌂ The Appeal (1:10)

 

 

⌂ 3 Major Problems

 

□ Quarrels (1:11)

 

□ Cliques (1:12)

 

• Paul • Apollos • Cephas • Christ

 

 

□ Conceit (1:13-16)

 

• The root problem → pride….

•James 4:1-2

 

 

☼ One Unifying Purpose…. I Corinthians 1:17

• Romans 1:16-17

 

☼ Application Focus…..

 

□ Do I realize my calling?

 

□ How has God gifted me spiritually?

 

□ Do I have a low view of ‘church?’

 

□ Do I understand the gospel?

 

□ Where is my focus?

 
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