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1 Corinthians chapter 1 Grace upon Grace - JS Gillespie  

The apostle blesses and prays for: 

'Grace' (1:3) 
'Peace' (1:3) 

Yet in blessing them with this, does he not bless them with the blessing they already possess? 

“I thank my God always on your behalf for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.” (1:4) 

Why does the apostle bless with the blessing they are already blessed with? 

This seems strange! 

Is it a way of ensuring his prayers are answered, by asking for what he already has? 
Does he speak in faith in verse 4 as though his prayers are…

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1 Corinthians chapter 1 - Welcome to Corinth - JS Gillespie  

What do we hope to achieve with our studies in 1 Corinthians? 

Sometimes we go away from a message and wonder what was the preacher trying to communicate? 

What was the bottom line? 

What was the actual MESSAGE? 

Come to that was there an actual message? 

I wanted to think about where we were trying to go before we set off! 

Fresh – That is a fresh word from the Lord, something more than just a history lesson, something beyond the facts of the past but just to here a fresh voice of God in the present! 

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