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God-Filled Life: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3| The Reverend George Daisa
God-Filled Life: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3
1 Corinthians 1:1-3, The Message
1 1-2 I, Paul, have been called and sent by Jesus, the Messiah, according to God’s plan, along with my friend Sosthenes. I send this letter to you in God’s church at Corinth, believers cleaned up by Jesus and set apart for a God-filled life. I include in my greeting all who call out to Jesus, wherever they live. He’s their Master as well as ours!
3 May all the gifts and benefits that come from God our Father, and the Master, Jesus Christ, be yours.
Every Jot and Tittle.
We at St. Pat's begin our year-long exploration of the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians with this sermon. We will study the first century letter to the neophyte church in Corinth by the practice of lectio sequential, the practice of reading Holy Scripture in its entirety, one verse, one paragraph at a time in sequence. As opposed to the Revised Common Lectionary, which only includes certain key verses and scriptures, for our New Testament Epistle (or Letter) reading, we will not avoid the ugly parts or edit out the salacious details, but study the entire letter, every jot and tittle, week-in and week-out until it is complete. It is our hope and prayer that this method of study and discussion will reveal more of the meat of the letter, and allow us to delve deeply into the lessons it teaches to its near-east audience in the first century, and connect it to lessons which are relevant for us in twenty-first century America.