Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1 Corinthians 1

This church had everything. They had favorite radio preachers ("I am of. . ."), they had every spiritual gift and they were divided.

Pride was deeply entrenched. That seems to be the appeal of identifying with celebrity preachers. That is why the cross is such a great uniter. It is not a proud event.

God purposely went for the down-and-outers so that the cross could confound all reason for boasting. Not many wise or well-bred or powerful were included. How can what looks like successful ministry also be built on beautiful people? Seems to me the Jesus way is most likely opposite.

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