Sermon Outline for Sunday August 25, 2013 Fellowship Baptist Church Senior Pastor R. Rubino 2929 West 20th Street (718)-372-5022
â€śFor Country, Family, and God?â€ť Those Crazy Corinthians! Part 7 1) Christians must realize Jesus Christ really is the â€śAlpha and Omegaâ€ť of our reality. He truly is the Sovereign author of our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. (1 Corinthians 1:30; Jeremiah 1:1-10) 2) When we glory in God and not ourselves our purpose in life is realized. The lives of the prophet Jeremiah and Baruch were perfect illustrations of this principle. They lost earthly treasures being sanctified by God, but gained heavenly treasures glorifying God. (1 Corinthians 1:31; Jeremiah 9:23,24; 16:1-13; 45; 36:1-6,21-26)
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 1:26-31 God did not choose philosophers, nor orators, nor statesmen, nor men of wealth, and power, and interest in the world, to publish the gospel of grace and peace. He best judges what men and what measures serve the purposes of his glory. Though not many noble are usually called by Divine grace, there have been some such in every age, who have not been ashamed of the gospel of Christ; and persons of every rank stand in need of pardoning grace. Often, a humble Christian, though poor as to this world, has more true knowledge of the gospel, than those who have made the letter of Scripture the study of their lives, but who have studied it rather as the witness of men, than as the word of God. And even young children have gained such knowledge of Divine truth as to silence infidels. The reason is, they are taught of God; the design is, that no flesh should glory in his presence.