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Messy, Ugly Church

Messy, Ugly Church

Feb 18, 2018

Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Preacher: Jobey McGinty

Series: The Fight for Wisdom: Walking in Our Identity Through 1 Corinthians

Category: Sin, Gospel Community, Family Life, Culture, Wisdom

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Life is messy. Church life is messy. Every church has problems, because every church is made up of people. But God has called His people to come together to live life alongside each other and to encourage and carry each other, even amid difficult and challenging circumstances. The Apostle Paul planted a church in Corinth, Greece, and it very quickly became a church that dealt with many problems. They lacked maturity and wisdom, despite being a very gifted church. 1 Corinthians is a fatherly challenge and guide to them to help them get back on track and grow in the wisdom they need.

In this sermon, we get a background on the church at Corinth, and set the stage for the messiness and ugliness that had taken over the church. We see that even today, our churches have been marred by sin and problems, but we are filled with hope when we remember that what makes the church beautiful is not our works, but rather the blood of Jesus Christ.