God\'s Divine Order

GOD’S DIVINE ORDER

This Sunday (02/06), we continue our series in the book of 1 Corinthians (11:1-16). The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth in response to a letter he had received full of numerous questions and controversies threatening to undo everything accomplished over the last two years of ministry.

After dealing with factions within the congregation, lawsuits among believers, and a lengthy response over the issue of “Christian liberty” about meat purchased at a pagan temple, Paul turns his attention to the different roles God has for men and women in the church.

Paul began this section praising the church for remembering his ministry among them and continuing to abide by the teachings he gave concerning their new life in Christ.

He then moved on to the disorder taking place in their worship services. The women had taken advantage of their freedom in Christ by prophesying and praying during the service in a fashion that took the focus off of Christ and was out of sync with the culture of that day.  

Paul encouraged the women to continue participating in the services, but he also admonished them to be aware of their actions. If they failed to heed his instruction, the effective ministry of the Holy Spirit would be diminished. And, the church would continue to splinter into factions over the argument if women should have an active role within the church.

The different roles of men and women in the church are vitally important today, as it was in Paul’s day. What he said and how we should respond will be the focus of the study.  
Please pray that the Holy Spirit opens our understanding to know what role each of us must fill. Being a congregation that exalts the name of Jesus, edifies one another, and works together in unity to evangelize a lost world.

I’ve entitled our series, in 1 Corinthians, “Living Upright in a Fallen World.” I pray the Holy Spirit will ignite a fire in our hearts. A desire to burn brightly, for Him, in a world desperate to know the power of the Gospel.

I look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.

There are several opportunities for worship. On-campus (10:00 am), drive-in church (92.1fm), and online (Facebook and YouTube:  Calvary Inverness)
Jesus Our Righteousness,
Pastor

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