Wednesday, July 05, 2006

To all "saints by calling"

I recently started reading and studying the book of 1 Corinthians. This morning I studied the first nine verses and thought I would post those things that were most encouraging.

Paul, called as an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours: (those in Corinth, Chicago, St. Louis and Nearly Canada). Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you, so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm (or strengthen) you to the end, blameless (did you hear that? blameless!) in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.*

*by the way - if you didn't already know it...the emphasis is mine

1 comment:

the hamster said...

whew! i'm so glad you didn't say kansas city. that kinda let's me off the hook.