The Call by Ronnie Floyd

"THE CALL"

INTRODUCTION: We walking in the darkness of disobedience
and Jesus called our name. He called us out of the world
to follow Him. This call never leaves us the same and it
demands from us a great responsibility.
T.S.: The text-before us today speaks of the calling of
Paul to Corinth. It shares with us the events that took
place in this evil city of the first century world.
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1. THE CONDITION OF OUR WORLD.(1)
Exp: Corinth: had been destroyed in 146 BC-Julius Cea-
sar rebuilt the city in 46 BC. It is located 50
miles from Athens, capital of Achaia. It was a
city of commerce-due to its port, it had access
to the entire world. In N.T. days Corinth was
like a contemporary New York City.
CORINTH WAS NOTORIOUS FOR ITS IMMORALITY: Wicked
'1acro-corinthus"-a hill which on. the temple to th(
goddess Aphrodite stood-This was the goddess of
love and lust. 1,000 prostitutes served there.
This was their religious experience.
VERB: "to corinthianize"-meant to live a wicked
life-Theatre a Corinthian was portrayed as
a drunkard.
Ill: Sounds like I am describing 2-th century America.
Day of gross immorality, prostitution, drunken-
ness.
App: While we are walking through a world of wickednes
listening to the beats of secular music and illic-
television--A call takes place--Somone is cnlling
us to change the world.
"There's a call come ringing over the wrestless
waves, send the light." Our world is calling
us to change it. We want the light.
2. THE COST OF OUR DISCIPLESHIP.(2-3)
Exp: Call to Corinth-Paul responded-It cost him some-
thing. He had to take up his trade..of tent-mak-
ing again that he did before God saved him and
called him. It cost him--He paid tne price in
order to obey God.
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App: If we are going to follow Jesus in his fulness
there is a price to pay. It will cost us:
a. our convenience (win)
b. our prejudices
c. our reputation
d. our money and time
e. our pride
Why should we pa ...


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