The gospel is foolishness to the world but to those who are being saved it is the power of God. It really is glorious news.
Division in the church is a terrible thing. Oftentimes division occurs because of selfish ambition and personal rivalries. That is what is happening in Corinth as people line up behind their favorite preacher. They believe that being connected to certain people helps increase their status. It makes them better than other believers. Find out how the gospel short-circuits division in the church and why you don't need to compare yourself with others.
We are beginning a new study in the book of 1 Corinthians. One thing that is for certain when reading this letter is how messed up the church at Corinth was. No church in the New Testament had more problems than this church. But Corinth's problem is really the same problem we wrestle with. How does the gospel apply to our lives and change us so that we reflect Jesus' values instead of the world's values? 1 Corinthians is really about the gospel applied to our lives so that God is glorified in all that we do.