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A Beautiful Mess – Intro to 1 Corinthians | WEEK 1
October 3, 2021

A Beautiful Mess – Intro to 1 Corinthians | WEEK 1

Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 1 Corinthians 1:3
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This message introduces 1 Corinthians and Paul’s brilliant framing of what happens when Christ is put in the center of our lives.

Series: A Beautiful Mess,
Speaker: Pastor Don Dodge,
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 1 Corinthians 1:3,
Video: https://youtu.be/dHYSXsfEves,
Webpage: https://www.avalonchurch.org/sermons/a-beautiful-mess-intro-week-1/,
Discussion Questions: 2021-10-03_Beautiful-Mess_Week-1_DQ.pdf,


  1. New Prayer Card slide
  2. “Ways to Participate” (1-2)
  3. Ways to Participate” (3) – Bible Project
  4. Ways to Participate (4) – NT Wright Commentary
  5. 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, –1 Corinthians 1:1 (NIV)
  6. To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours: –1 Corinthians 1:2 (NIV)
  7. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. –1 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV)
  8. Map – overview
  9. Map – Corinth up close
  10. I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.–1 Cor.1:4 (NIV)
  11. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 1 Cor.1:4 (NIV)
  12. God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. –1 Cor.1:4 (NIV)
  13. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. –1 Cor.1:4 (NIV)
  14. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. –1 Cor.1:4 (NIV)
  15. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. –1 Cor.1:4 (NIV)
  16. Ways to Participate (overview)
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