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Upfront 7/5/2022

Upfront Info:

Star Wars and Roe V Wade: Kevin DeYoung. So many people in christian circles are just responding with nothing but criticism…

The Only Hope for Dirty Disciples... is Christ

1 Corinthians 1:1–9 ESV

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

We have to consider the context:

Corinth was the capital of Achaia bordering Macedonia to its north it was actually one area, that the Romans divided(which was Greece)… you often see them together… Corinth is about 40 miles west of Athens - on a clear day… you could see Athens.

In this introductory section, Paul gives us an example of filthy people who experienced the cleansing power of Christ, and gives his exhortation to the church… know that you have been called... it is an encouragement to all of us dirty disciples!

1. Your calling is the intensely personal