Sunday May 28, 2017
Message: Power and Wisdom
1 Corinthians 1:17-31
17For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Wednesday at 7pm
Little Friends Graduation
June 3 10am
We will need as many people possible to help move stuff out of the sanctuary.
June 17 8am (Breakfast will be served)
Carpet will be installed the week of June 19!
We'll take time in our service to celebrate our graduates
Sunday June 4 at 9:30am
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CHURCH AT THE LAKE
June 18 10am
Black Butte Lake, Eagles Pass
On June 25th I will be sharing about how you can be a partner in ministry at Friends through faithful giving, sacrificial service and relentless prayer. Pray this month how you will commit yourself to the ministry God has called us to as the church here in Capay.
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