Project Description

The church at Corinth is splitting into factions, and Paul offers words of instruction to remind them of the basis and importance of their unity as a body.  He also takes this opportunity to remind us that the gospel does not need our help.  It does not need to be partnered with baptism, nor does it need sugar-coating, focus group evaluation, or marketing schemes.  As a matter of fact, adding those things to the gospel presentation reduces the power of the cross and reveals that the speaker lacks faith in the simple, confrontational gospel message to do its work.