Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1 Corinthians 1:1-9 - The Epistle Lectionary Passage for Sunday, January 16, 2011

This is the NRVS translation of the lectionary epistle lesson for Sunday. This is also the passage I'll preach at Cove. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let’s discuss the Word of God.


1Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, 2To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, 5for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— 6just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you— 7so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 comment:

  1. The opening / introduction to First Corinthians contains the microcosm of one of Paul's main concerns, that is, the dispute over gifts in the Corinthian Church. I see Paul asserting his Apostolic authority up front here to get a serious hearing. But for me the most important theme is found in verse 9: GOD IS FAITHFUL. If I were preaching this passage this week, I would have to hold up before my people the faithfulness of God through history to God's people, and God's continuing faithfulness today.