Identity - Week 2
I am anticipating our journey through the book of 1 Corinthians. This is for many reasons, primarily that this little book is such a stark and challenging image of our church. In so many ways, we face the same obstacles, yet we are given the same solution. Jesus is and always will hold the keys to our freedom, not just as individuals, but as a church family given to the world to affect change on God's terms.
Dan set the stage last week by talking a little about the history of the Corinthian church and the advent of the Church of Jesus in the first century. Today, we will cover the first nine verses of Chapter One in 1 Corinthians.
Be encouraged... though quite flawed and often of little faith as His followers, Jesus has given us some immense and powerful gifts as His children, His gathered church, and His emissaries to a very broken world.