Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The city of Corinth was characterized by new money and ambitious people. Merchants were amassing wealth, idolatry was embedded in the culture, and people were living for whatever made them happy. When the gospel broke into that city, lives began to change, and a church was formed. The word of the cross took root and citizens were washed and justified. The Corinthians became new creations in Christ. But that didn’t mean all their problems and past baggage just disappeared. After 18 months of ministry and a previous letter, Paul circles back with believers to encourage and admonish them in the faith. As we begin our journey through the book of 1 Corinthians, may the Lord do a deep work in our city church.