March 1, 2018
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
for Sunday, March 4
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
This is a lesson full of contrasts: perishing vs. being saved, foolishness vs. power of God etc. I find it helpful to make a chart with the titles “being saved” and “perishing.”
Perishing Being saved
Message of cross foolishness Message of cross power of God
Wisdom of the world made foolish Through proclamation of cross those who believe are saved.
Don’t know God through wisdom Christ is the power and wisdom of God.
Christ crucified stumbling block and foolishness.
Verse 25 sums this all up. “For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.” Basically, we cannot save ourselves. It is all God’s work.
Pastor Ivy Gauvin
The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.
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time it will be taken off unless, or course, there is still a continued need
for our prayers and we’re asked to keep the name on.
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***Tired of Cooking? Weekly Lenten Dinner Church continues…join your St. Timothy family on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm for dinner and discussion surrounding Continuing in the Covenant of Baptism. "Dinner Church” is church around the dinner table: cuisine, conversation, and Christ. It is not a liturgy or a service or simply a meal but a little bit of everything together. Come and see and experience what this will look like at St. Timothy!
Mar. 7 - To proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed
Mar. 14 - To serve all people, following the example of Jesus
Mar. 21 - To strive for justice and peace in all the earth
***St. Timothy Lutheran Church is excited to announce that to date SEVEN bins of food have been collected for the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Ministry (referred to as the 5 & 2 Ministry, http://www.5and2minisry.com). This donation process is not limited to the church but open to everyone in the community. Information cards about the ministry are available in the church narthex to make it easy to share this project with your friends and co-workers – talk it up!
*** Healthy Bones Exercise Class continues to meet Monday and Wednesday at 9:00 am in the fellowship hall of St. Timothy. This is a bone-strengthening, low impact class for men and women. All are welcome!
▪ for our community of faith as we seek to do God’s work in the world;
▪ for those in our congregation and community who suffer silently with illness, financial burdens, and family obligation
▪ for victims of violence and their families in all places.
▪ for Dan Caruso, Alex Daniels, Mike Krott, Maj-Britt Traynor, Dee Gould, Bonnie Christoferson, John Scorse, Adam Hull, Trudi Fetzner, Pastor Tara Eastman, Ronald Amaral, Bryan Brown, Zachary Stewart, Al Lamb, Arden Johnson, JoLynn Stearns, Scott Stearns, Zachary Frazier, Matt Isaacson and Thom Shagla.
▪ for people serving in the military and their families, including Ben Wickerham, those caught up in persecution, violence and war.
* for all children, that the love of Christ may reach them throught all of us who have resources to love, protect, pray and provide for them.