In the first chapter of 1 Corinthians we see a portrait of a genuine church in the focus of the Lord’s recovery, and yesterday we were enjoying the first 4 verses – this church enjoys God as grace and is called out by God to be the church of God. This morning we were enjoying verses 5-9 from this same chapter, where Paul shows us that a genuine church is enriched in Christ, does not lack any gift, has the sign of eagerly awaiting the Lord’s coming, and is in the sweet fellowship and participation of Jesus Christ! How sweet and how wonderful! Here is 1 Cor. 1:5-9,
That in everything you were enriched in Him, in all utterance and all knowledge, Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, So that you do not lack in any gift, eagerly awaiting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will also confirm you until the end unreprovable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
enriched in everything in Christ
Praise the Lord, we are enriched in everything in Christ, so that we do not lack any gifts! The genuine church is rich in Christ, and it does not lack any inward gifts which issue from grace – such as the eternal life and the Holy Spirit (see Rom. 6:23; Acts 2:38; Heb. 6:4). Continue reading via,