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1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Our text marks what may feel like a rather abrupt change in tone.  After all, in the Epistolary Lesson the RCL appoints for this week, Paul portrays the Corinthian Christians quite differently than he did at the beginning of his first letter to them. In chapter 1:4-9 the apostle refers to them as graced by…

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1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23

Epiphany 7A

The wonder of grace.  That is what this brief passage is all about.  At the end of these verses Paul once again loops back to previously sounded themes about the wisdom of the world versus the apparent foolishness of the cross.  He also hits for a third time the silliness of the Corinthians in balkanizing…

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1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Epiphany 6A

“We have the mind of Christ.”  That was Paul’s amazing, lyric, profound final word in what we now call 1 Corinthians 2.  It is this mindset alone, Paul claims, that allows us to see in the cross of Christ something other than a complete and senseless dead end.  The cross is wisdom, not folly, but…

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