Introduction to 1 & 2 Corinthians – Part II

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Sermon Notes

God’s wisdom for His Church, which lived(es) amidst a prosperous, arrogant and aggressively rebellious culture, yet is commanded by God to become and remain holy (moral and separate).

Roman Corinth

  • Roman wealth and peace
    • Bright side
    • Dark side
  • God’s Gift to the Corinthians
    • Geographical prosperity (trade and travel)
    • Commercial prosperity (business)
    • Political prosperity (strategically valued by Rome)
    • “World Class” cultural prosperity (desired place to live by many important, influential and wealthy citizens)
  • Romans 12:1-3
    Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
  • Philippians 4:8
    Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.