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The Miracle of Salvation | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

How can we put our faith in a salvation plan that is so counterintuitive, many reject it as foolishness and choose to live in their own self-sufficiency? In the third week of 1 Corinthians, Timothy Ateek shows us four reasons why our salvation is a miracle.

Timothy "TA" AteekMar 13, 2022

In This Series (11)
Fighting For Your Marriage | 1 Corinthians 7:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 22, 2022
Sex and Glorifying God | 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 15, 2022
Conflict: An Inevitable Opportunity | 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 1, 2022
Church Discipline: Sin, Grace, and Shepherding | 1 Corinthians 5
John ElmoreApr 24, 2022
The Resurrection Is the Remedy to Our Hypocrisy | 1 Corinthians 15
Timothy "TA" AteekApr 17, 2022
The Purpose, Plot Twists, and Power of Christ | 1 Corinthians 4
John ElmoreApr 10, 2022
Being a Healthy Church | 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 27, 2022
The Miracle of Spiritual Maturity | 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 20, 2022
The Miracle of Salvation | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 13, 2022
Priority, Preference, and Power | 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
John ElmoreMar 6, 2022
Called, Gifted, and Kept by Jesus | 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John ElmoreFeb 27, 2022

Summary

How can we put our faith in a salvation plan that is so counterintuitive, many reject it as foolishness and choose to live in their own self-sufficiency? In the third week of 1 Corinthians, Timothy Ateek shows us four reasons why our salvation is a miracle.

Key Takeaways

  • Salvation is a miracle. When we could do nothing, Jesus Christ did everything.
  • Your salvation is a miracle because the most foolish message has become the most powerful message in your life (1 Corinthians 1:18-19).
  • Our story because of the power of the gospel: We were dead, and now we’re alive.
  • The Holy Spirit’s job is to convict us of sin, illuminate our hearts to the truth, and regenerate (bring our souls to life).
  • Your salvation is a miracle because it is a result of God’s initiation, not man’s inclinations (1 Corinthians 1:20-25).
  • Man is incapable of charting his own path to God.
  • Our tendency is to want God on our own terms, to control God, and to put salvation on our own shoulders.
  • We don’t know Jesus because we sought after Him; we know Jesus because God sought after us and called us to Himself.
  • Your salvation is a miracle because God’s selection was without condition (1 Corinthians 1:26-29).
  • When God calls a person, it says everything about His grace and nothing about their own goodness.
  • Your salvation is a miracle because without Jesus you had nothing, but in Jesus you have everything (1 Corinthians 1:28-30).
  • God chose nobodies like us so that the somebodies would realize that before God they are nobodies.
  • Our salvation exists for His exaltation (1 Corinthians 1:31).

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • In what ways do you try to earn your way into God’s favor?
  • When did the gospel message first start to make sense for you? If it doesn’t yet make sense, who can you ask to help bring clarity to it?
  • What does it look like for you to exalt Christ this week?

Resources for Further Discussion

  • Suggested Scripture study: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Deuteronomy 21:23