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with Pastor Mike Andrus

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1 Cor. 1:1‑9

Back to the Basics Introduction:  The world’s greatest evangelist of all time was on his second of three great missionary journeys, planting churches around Greece and Turkey, when he first visited the city of Corinth.  He had just come from Athens, about 50 miles to the northeast, where he experienced a rather disappointing reception to the Gospel message.  The philosophers who debated him on Mars Hill, just below the Acropolis, ridiculed his witness to the resurrection of the dead, though a few believed…

1 Cor. 1:10-17

Contentious Christians Introduction:  The old proverb says, “When the cat’s away, the mice will play.”  The meaning of that proverb is, of course, that when people find themselves without proper supervision, they often conduct themselves without proper decorum.  This is exactly what was happening in the church at Corinth.  Paul had founded the Church there while on his second missionary journey, and he had stayed approximately 18 months.  But other cities needed churches too, so he left the core of believers at Corinth in the…

1 Cor. 1:18-2:5

The Power Behind the Powerless Note: On September 17, 2000, Dr. Jerram Barrs from Covenant Theological Seminary preached at First Free St. Louis on “The Wisdom of God,” from 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.  This was a powerful message, but we do not have available a written copy of it.  Pastor Andrus reviews some of that passage in this message.   Introduction:  When was the last time you were absolutely convinced something was true or right; in fact, you would have bet your life on it?  But…