by Donald Cantrell

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Insightful Introduction at Corinth (Introduction)
Series: 1 Corinthians
Donald Cantrell
1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Introduction to my First Corinthians Series

I - The Notable City
A) Its Isthmus
B) Its Industry
C) Its Incapacitation
D) Its Intermingling
E) Its Idolatry
F) Its Immorality

II - The Named Church
A) The Church and her Leader
B) The Church and her Liberation
C) The Church and her Letters
D) The Church and her Lack

III - The Needful Corrections
A) Her Factions
B) Her Flaws
C) Her Fleshliness
D) Her Focus

This sermon contains a full alliterated outline, with sub-points.

Theme: ''An introduction to the book of First Corinthians''

I - The Notable City

The word ''Corinth'' literally means ''satiated'' or ''to satisfy fully, to provide more than enough, to be a glutton''. This city excessively lived up to its given name. Corinth was about forty miles west of Athens, Greece. In modern times the city has no significant relevance, but in biblical times it was extremely vital and it was prosperous due to its geographical and strategic location.

A) Its Isthmus

The nation of Greece is divided geographically into two main divisions, the southern part and the northern part. The two parts are connected by a very narrow isthmus or land mass that is four miles wide. On one side of the isthmus was the Aegean Sea and on the other was the Ionian Sea. On one side you had the port or harbor called Cenchreae which hosted ships from Asia and on the other side you had the port of harbor called Lechaeon which hosted ships of Italy.

The two ports: Lechaeum and Cenchreae

Corinth had two harbors: Lechaeum on the Corinthian Gulf and Cenchreae on the Saronic Gulf. Lechaeum was the principal port, connected to the city with a set of long walls of about 2 miles (3.2 km) length, and was the main trading station for Italy and Sicily, where there were many Corinthian colonies, while Cenchreae served the commerce with the Eastern ...

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