3 Aug. 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

3 Aug. Paul writes to the believers in Corinth

"From Paul,
Also from Sosthenes, our brother in Christ.
God called me to be an apostle of Christ Jesus because that is what God wanted.
To the church of God in Corinth, to you who have been made holy in Christ Jesus."

"You were called to be God's holy people with all people everywhere who pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ - their Lord and ours:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."

"I always thank my God for you because of the grace God has given you in Christ Jesus. I thank God because in Christ you have been made rich in every way, in all your speaking and in all your knowledge."

"Just as our witness about Christ has been proved to you, so you have every gift from God while you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to come again. Jesus will keep you strong until the end so that there will be no wrong in you on the day our Lord Jesus Christ comes again."

"God, who has called you to share everything with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful."

          (1 Corinthians 1:1-9)



Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians was written during Paul’s third missionary journey early in 56AD (before Pentecost – see 1 Corinthians 16:8) when he had been staying at the home of his friends Aquila and Priscilla in Ephesus for three years (see Acts 18:24-28, 19:1-10, 1 Corinthians 16:19).

During this time Paul wrote the first of his two letters to the new believers in Corinth and planned to visit them later in the year (1 Corinthians 16:5-9).

The letter was taken from Ephesus to Corinth by Titus (see 2 Corinthians 7:6-16, 12:18). Paul also sent Timothy (see 1 Corinthians 4:17 & 16:10), who planned to stop off at Philippi in Macedonia before moving on to Corinth (see Acts 19:22).

In his letter, Paul relates the Christian faith to everyday life in this cosmopolitan Greek city dominated by the worship of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. He addresses questions about immorality, sex and marriage, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The section on God’s love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) is one of the best known passages in the Bible.

Paul begins by addressing the new believers in the church he’d established at Corinth during his second missionary journey in 51/52AD (see Acts 18:1-17). He sends greetings from Sosthenes – a fellow believer who’d been the leader of the Jewish synagogue in Corinth (see Acts 18:17).

He then thanks God for the gifts he's bestowed on the Corinthian believers, and prays that they will remain strong in their faith until the risen Lord Jesus comes again.

The photo shows a street in Roman Corinth. You can read more of Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians starting @ https://www.thebiblejourney.org/…/pauls-1st-letter-to-cori…/.

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