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Let Us Follow Jesus!

1 Corinthians 1:23-29 New International Version

23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.

Saturday -September 25

The Corinthian Christians were using the Lord’s Supper as a status symbol to separate the “good” Christians from the “bad.” Using the Lord’s Supper in this way is “sinning against the body and blood of the Lord!” In other words, instead of having your sins forgiven by the body and blood of Jesus you are ADDING to your guilt! The gifts of the church are meant to forgive people and set them free. We are the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12). Let us follow Jesus, our “head,” who guides us to forgive and love each other.

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