A Drifting Ship

April 20, 2018

 

The sun was out.  The sky was blue.  The waves were calm as the man’s sail boat left the marina.   He fell asleep and the wind sent the boat in the wrong direction.  Fortunately, he woke up in time to correct his mistake.  The same was happening with the Corinthian church when Paul wrote 1st Corinthians.  That church was going in the wrong direction.  They had fallen asleep theologically.  They were preaching the wrong thing and going the wrong way.  1) They stopped believing Jesus arose physically;  2) They began teaching there would be no physical resurrection of believers someday; 3) It was no longer necessary to preach about Christ risen to be saved.  But St. Paul corrects them in I Cor. 15:11; 1) the resurrection was a powerful fulfillment of prophecy; 2) it was the cornerstone of Christian faith; 3) it was God’s validation of the cross as redemptive; 4) it is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe; 5) without it there is no final victory over death, sin and satan.  Thank God St. Paul corrected that drifting ship.

In Christ,
Pastor Isaac

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