In a world that is rapidly falling into moral chaos and when the church in general has lost its power and effectiveness, it is vital that we as believers, and especially leaders in the church, return to God’s priority and anchor. In Paul’s fourth letter, he writes to a church that is much like what we find in many churches today. There was division, immorality, spiritual immaturity and pride in the Corinthian church. How was Paul going to deal with this sea of confusion?
Paul was there in Corinth with Silas on his second missionary journey in December, 51 AD. Later, when he wrote this letter, Paul reminded them of how he ministered among them. “When I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:1-2).
This wise approach was to counter the pride and “puffed up” attitude that prevailed at Corinth (4:6). There is only one remedy to these conditions; the person of Christ and His death. When we realize that we “have been crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2:20), there is no longer any room in our hearts for that conditions Paul found at Corinth. Our problem is that we try to avoid “always carrying in the body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies” (2 Corinthians 4:10).
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