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1 Corinthians 1 - AMP

2 To the church (assembly) of God which is in Corinth, to those consecrated and purified and made holy in Christ Jesus, selected and called to be saints (God's people), together with all those who in any place call upon and give honor to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace (favor and spiritual blessing) be to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God at all times for you because of the grace (the favor and spiritual blessing) of God which was bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in Him in every respect you were enriched, in full power and readiness of speech and complete knowledge and illumination . 6 In this way witnessing concerning Christ (the Messiah) was so confirmed and established and made sure in you 7 That you are not falling behind or lacking in any special spiritual endowment or Christian grace , while you wait and watch for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and being made visible to all. 8 And He will establish you to the end guiltless and irreproachable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). 9 God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 But I urge and entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in perfect harmony and full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions or factions or divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions and judgments. 11 For it has been made clear to me, my brethren, by those of Chloe's household, that there are contentions and wrangling and factions among you. 12 What I mean is this, that each one of you says, I belong to Paul, or I belong to Apollos, or I belong to Cephas (Peter), or I belong to Christ. 13 Is Christ (the Messiah) divided into parts? Was Paul crucified on behalf of you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 Lest anyone should say that I baptized in my own name. 16 I did baptize the household of Stephanas also. More than these, I do not remember that I baptized anyone. 17 For Christ (the Messiah) sent me out not to baptize but preaching the glad tidings (the Gospel), and that not with verbal eloquence, lest the cross of Christ should be deprived of force and emptied of its power and rendered vain (fruitless, void of value, and of no effect). 18 For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning; I will frustrate and nullify and bring to nothing. 20 Where is the wise man (the philosopher)? Where is the scribe (the scholar)? Where is the investigator (the logician, the debater) of this present time and age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world's wisdom? 21 For when the world with all its earthly wisdom failed to perceive and recognize and know God by means of its own philosophy, God in His wisdom was pleased through the foolishness of preaching , to save those who believed (who clung to and trusted in and relied on Him). 22 For while Jews ask for signs and miracles and Greeks pursue philosophy and wisdom, 23 We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, to the Jews is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block , and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense. 24 But to those who are called, whether Jew or Greek (Gentile), Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom of God. 25 because the foolish thing God is wiser than men, and the weak thing from God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your own call, brethren; not many wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth. 27 for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame. 28 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are, 29 So that no mortal man should boast in the presence of God. 30 But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, our Righteousness , and our Consecration , and our Redemption . 31 So then, as it is written, Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in the Lord.

Sermons on 1 Corinthians 1 More sermons: 1 Corinthians 1

Tom Clawser, M. Div. avatar
Who Needs Theology?
Shared by: Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Jan, 2017
Summary: Knowledge is important, but insufficient. Man’s wisdom is folly compared to God’s. So, what good is knowledge if faith is all that we need?
Tom Clawser, M. Div. avatar
Called to Unity in Christ
Shared by: Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Jan, 2017
Summary: Jesus wants us to abandon our compromised, self-centered involvement in the church and turn to the God-centered communal life He can use for His resolve. The purpose of the church is to reflect God’s character to the world.
Daniel Habben avatar
1 Corinthians: The Church Fully Equipped for Boasting...in Christ
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2017
Summary: It's not our wisdom, power, or riches that we should boast about, but the fact that God has given us faith in Jesus.
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 16
Charles Mallory avatar
United and Undevided
Shared by: Charles Mallory on Jan, 2017
Summary: Regardless of denominational affiliation or whether we are Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant, we can stand united at the Cross of Jesus Christ to preach the Good News of the Gospel.
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 19
Barnabas Park avatar
“Jesus, the Lord of the Church"
Shared by: Barnabas Park on Jan, 2017
Summary: Jesus is the Lord of the church because He created the chruch; He saved the church and He will judge the church.
Daniel Habben avatar
1 Corinthians: The Church Fully Equipped To Be Fully Unified
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2017
Summary: Jesus' blood knits us together.
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 38
Daniel Habben avatar
1 Corinthians: The Church Fully Equipped To Answer Life's Questions
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2017
Summary: Who am I? Where am I going? Paul answers those questions when he addresses the Corinthian Christians.
Tom Clawser, M. Div. avatar
Called to Holiness In Christ
Shared by: Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Jan, 2017
Summary: Are you living up to the life God gives you? You’re endeared and endowed; now what?
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 41
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Called to be Holy
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: We were called to the end that we might be holy.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Called to Peace and Unity
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: When we enter into fellowship with Jesus, we enter in as part of His church.
James Lee avatar
Internal Bleeding 1 Cor. 1: 10
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: It’s not about kicking people out of the church but fixing broken people and broken relationships
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 16
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Introduction to the Corinthian Church
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Nov, 2016
Summary: Paul's authority to write to this church. Who is Sosthenes. The source of Paul's apostolic Authority.
Series: 1 Corinthian
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 25
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
God's Provisions
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Nov, 2016
Summary: We have the Spirit of Christ. Fellowship with the Father by Jesus Christ. God's grace by the Son of God.
Series: 1 Corinthian
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
In It To Win It--We Are The Church
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Oct, 2016
Summary: Jesus said, He will build his church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. However inner turmoil and division by the saints to groups within the church can greatly hinder the mission of the church.
Larry Turner avatar
Crisis in Corinth
Shared by: Larry Turner on Sep, 2016
Summary: With mixed groups of individuals in Corinth, a crisis was rising.
David Parks avatar
Jesus is Lord of All Because
Shared by: David Parks on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jesus is Lord of all because he made it all and died for all.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Call to Boast?
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Sep, 2016
Summary: Consider your calling. Glory in nothing but the Cross!
suresh manoharan avatar
Shared by: suresh manoharan on Sep, 2016
Summary: Expanding the acronym "S.A.I.N.T" at a time the Sainthood of Mother Teresa (her recent posthumous canonization) is the talk of the "Christian" town!!!
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
An Appeal for Christian Unity
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Sep, 2016
Summary: A call for unity based in our common experience of Christ, our baptism into Him, and the preaching of the cross.
Andrew Moffatt avatar
A Prosperity Message
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jul, 2016
Summary: Don't we all want to be richly blessed, that comfortable retirement, the slippers beside the fire, the 2.5 kids visiting with the 2.5 grandchildren and a golden labrador. Blessings are a wonderful thing!
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Are we following the example of Christ?
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jun, 2016
Summary: A very short sermon questioning our desire to e discipled. You can't be a follower if you are not following, eh.
Chuck Sligh avatar
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on May, 2016
Summary: "Saint" is not a term always well understood. This term looks at this important Bible name for believers, and related words, like sanctification, holiness and dedication, and discusses the importance of biblical separation in the lives of God's people.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 330
D Marion Clark avatar
The Gospel of Christ
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: What do you think the cross is about? Why do we think Jesus died? We must answer that question. It is the cross that tells us that we are not playing a game of religion. It is the cross that tells us that the stakes are real.
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 152
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Mar, 2016
Summary: The message of the cross of Jesus is still a strange message to those who have never experienced its life changing power. To them it is "foolishness". To the lost the idea of trusting a suffering, bleeding man for salvation is foolishness.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 352
Rick Burdette avatar
The World Views a Failure
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Cross, God's Plan, Wisdom, Faith
Derrick Strickland avatar
A Blood-Stained Gospel
Shared by: Derrick Strickland on Feb, 2016
Summary: To abandon the blood-stained cross is to abandon the power of the gospel.
Derek Geldart avatar
Is Our Faith Blind ? Part 2
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Feb, 2016
Summary: Conversion stories, answered prayers in the form of miracles, creation and the ongoing existence of the persecuted church; is all evidence that God exists!
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 208
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb, 2016
Summary: Why did that accident happen? If God is so good why didn't He step in & keep it from happening? God has the power to do it, doesn't He? If He has the power, then why didn't He? Does God really care about us? (PowerPoints Available - #287)
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Views: 4,213
Joey Mondelo Ambe avatar
Shared by: Joey Mondelo Ambe on Feb, 2016
Summary: We don't have anything - BUT GOD!
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,318