A STUDY OF 1 CORINTHIANS (Lesson Two)
                                                       GLORY IN THE LORD
                                                    1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (841)


          A.  A question for each one to think about: Why did God call me?  1 Thessalonians 1:5
                (872); 2 Thess. 2:13-14                                  
                1. We were called by God. Why?  Is it because we are intelligent, good people, etc.?
          B.  We’ll focus on what the apostle Paul told the Corinthians Christians they were, what
                they had become and in whom they should glory.  1 Cor. 1:26-31 (841)

      I. What Paul told the Corinthians Christians they were.  Vv26-29

          A.  “For you see your calling, brethren” v26 (Think about, look at yourselves)               
                1.  Not many were wise, mighty or noble.

          B.  Why did God call us?
                1.  Not because of who we are.  Romans 3:23 (831); 6:23a
                2.  God called us because He is good and gracious. John 3:16; Romans 5:5-11 (832)

          C.  God’s plan of salvation doesn’t conform to the priorities of the _____.  1 Cor. 1:27-29
                1.  God has chosen: 1) What seems foolish to the world (v27,18-25), weak and base
                                                     things of the world.  Vv27-28
                2.  No humans can boast before God of anything they have done for salvation. V29
                     Glorify God.

    II.  Paul told the Corinthian Christians what they had become in Christ Jesus. V30

         A.  In Christ:
               1.  Righteous.  2 Corinthians 5:21 (854).  2.  Sanctified. Hebrews 10:8-10 (888).
               3.  Redeemed.  Ephesians 1:7 (863).  One gets in Christ by Galatians 3:26-27 (861)

  III.  Paul told these Christians that they should glory in the Lord. V31 (quotation from
         Jeremiah 9:23-24 (564)

         A.  We are to boast of our calling/salvation by ascribing it to God.
               1.  God gave His plan.  2.  God has saved us.  3.  Christ sacrificed Himself for us. 4.
               We have a relationship with God because of what Jesus has accomplished.  5. Become
               humble and give glory to God

  Closing:  When we are ultimately saved, we will give glory to God because He is deserving.
                 1 Cor. 1:26,29-31.  Invitation