St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Marion, IA
One Cross To Unite Us
April 18, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Corinthians 1:10-25

One Cross To Unite Us

April 18, 2021 / 1 Corinthians 1:10-25

ONE CROSS TO UNITE US

Why Study the First Letter to the Corinthians?
Because the things the church in Corinth dealt with are the same things the church of today is dealing with.

  • Spiritual elitism
  • Socio-economic & culturally-caused division
  • Loveless faith

The Problem With Christ Crucified

JEWS:The true Messiah would that way.
GREEKS: There is .
PEOPLE TODAY: than self-denial.

The Wisdom of Christ Crucified

WISDOM FOR JEWS: The true Messiah leads with . (Zechariah 9:9)
WISDOM FOR GREEKS: The power of Jesus is the . (John 19:30)
PEOPLE TODAY: True self-actualization is found in . (Mark 8:34)

The Love of Christ Crucified

Paul starts with the cross because the cross is  

And love is the

 

 

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