A Letter By The Apostle Paul Essay

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This passage I have chosen was part of the extensive letter written by the apostle Paul around 54 AD, to the Greek church in the cosmopolitan city of Corinth, which was primarily made up of non-Jews. Paul’s letter was a reply to a letter he had received from the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians 7:1) and also to reports he had received detailing divisive issues in the church (1 Corinthians 1:11) In 1 Corinthians, Paul extensively encourages and corrects this new church in all kinds of practical issues, while also framing his writings with the events of the cross and the resurrection, as “everything else in the letter must be understood in light of these”. Just as Jesus is the central point of history, so our love for Him and intimate relationship with Him, should put God at the central point of our lives, flowing over into every aspect of what we do, say, and think. Affecting how we live, the gospel which has transformed our own lives, thus affects those around us, through us, as their eternal destiny is part of our responsibility in life.
While we frequently equate the term, “worship” with a time of singing or actively praising, or even to some, a music style, the exortation in this passage to be motivated in all our activities by the desire to bring glory to God, is in fact, the true heart of worship’s meaning. Worship is, in fact, as incredibly variable as we are different from each other, because worship really means “bringing pleasure to God” so…

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