Transcribed from Actual Tape June 1 , 1986 AM
I Corinthians 16:13-24
We've been studying I Corinthians for a long time, and we come to this
16th chapter. Today we look at only two verses, verse 13 and 14. But
they are two very, very important verses. As we begin, let's go to the
Lord in prayer together. Father, speak to our hearts in this hour and
tabernacle among us. Touch that individual who is lonely in this place
and give them assurance of Thy presence with them always. Deal with the
person who is living in unconfessed sin in this hour, Father, and let
them see the relief and the life that can come through forgiveness.
Speak to all of us clearly and directly. We don't want to just go
through another service of worship. But we want, truly, a touch from on
high. Oh Lord, you speak and let me get out of the way so that Thy word
and Thy holy and divine message might not only be heard, but Lord may it
be received and understood and incorporated into our lives. For we make
this prayer in the strong, beautiful name of this same Jesus. Amen.
A lot of people misunderstand the Christian life. They say, "I'm a
Christian" but if someone would ask this kind of individual, "How did
you become a Christian?", they wouldn't be able to say. Or you'd ask,
"What does it mean to be a Christian?" They wouldn't be able to comment.
It is sad, isn't it? That some of us have the label but have no idea of
what it means; have no idea really how the label came to be except
through some ritual of some church up an isle or a baptistry or some
kind of creed. What does it mean to be a Christian?
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Technically, we know that those in the church of Corinth were
Christians. Now it astounds me that the apostle ...
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