Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Why You Should Boast About Christ: 1 Corinthians 3

Theme: Christ is God's wisdom...

1. For correcting moral problems (1-6)
      A. Divisions (1:10-4:21)
Chapter three continues the theme that believers should boast of Christ, not human leaders or wisdom (1-4; 18; 23). 

This is because boasting of human leaders causes jealousy and strife (3-4), because christian leaders are only servants of Christ (5), because God is the one who causes spiritual birth and growth (6-7), because God is the one who will reward his servants (8-15), because the Holy Spirit indwells believers (16-17), because the wisdom of the world is foolishness before God (8-20), and because god, not human leaders or wisdom, is the source of every blessing to the believer (22-23).

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The Gospel

Have you heard Christ died for our sins, and God raised Him from the dead? Did you know God saves you from hell and gives you eternal life through faith in this finished work alone, not your merits (Jn. 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Eph. 2:8-10; 2 Thess. 1:8-9)? This is so man cannot boast, and God alone gets the glory (Eph. 2:8-9).


The grand purpose of creation is to bring glory and pleasure to God in Christ (Eph. 1:1-10; Rev. 4:11). The gospel of Christ's death and resurrection for our sins, achieves this goal by magnifying God's grace and mercy towards undeserving sinners. The purpose of faithguard, is to glorify God, by defending and confirming the gospel of Jesus Christ.