Now Where with the Word of God?

Malachi is over (but not the truth). Prayer week is over (but not the prayer). Nine weeks ‘til “Challenge Sunday”! So where do we turn for a word from God in these exciting days?

Answer: 1 Corinthians 1-3

I am eager to get into these three chapters with you on the next nine Sunday mornings and two Sunday evenings. Why?

This part of Scripture gives me the chance to do two things that I have wanted very much to do. It gives me the chance to focus our attention on the great work of Christ in the cross, finished and all-sufficient. I am a great lover of foundations. And the cross is the most precious of all. I cannot be long away from it without feeling homesick.

Chapter one of 1 Corinthians has verses like,

“Was Paul crucified for you?”

“Christ sent me to preach the gospel, not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of is power.”

“The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing.”

“We preach Christ crucified … the wisdom and power of God.”

“I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”

The other thing that these chapters do is give me some wonderfully relevant texts for our building program as the final weeks of the income expansion drive arrive. See the final sermons below.

Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray!

Seeking the guidance we need,

Pastor John

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