Paul established the Church in Corinth by faithfully preaching God’s Word, but when he wrote this letter, the church had already drifted from its moorings. Fundamental teaching had dissolved into confusion and division. Alistair Begg sets the scene for a study in 1 Corinthians by highlighting God’s sovereign hand in the planting of the Church and noting how quickly a well-founded church can dissolve into chaos when we become lax in our beliefs and behavior.
1Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,
2To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon 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.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.