Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:1-24 Speaker: Pastor Lukus Counterman Series: 1 Corinthians - Pursue Love
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In the final chapter of 1 Corinthians, Paul leaves the church with some closing admonitions about gospel community. He wants them to remember that Corinth isn’t the epicenter of the body of Christ. The Lord is doing an international work. And not only that, there needs to be a measure of interdependence not selfish independence among God’s people. Paul tells the church of Corinth that gospel communities will face both opposition and opportunity and sometimes both simultaneously. But we are not supposed to lose heart. Instead, believers should cultivate healthy relationships and fulfill corporate responsibilities with courage and steadfastness in the faith. The book of 1 Corinthians closes with a reminder to pursue love. Paul says, “Let all that you do be done in love.” So, may the Lord help our church to be a gospel community that pleases him.