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1 Corinthians 1:2-3 “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.“

The Church                                                               “To the church of God that is in Corinth…” (v.2)
 
Church: (ekklesia) - a term which in ordinary Greek could apply to any secular assembly. Christians by-passed regularly used religious words for gatherings and settled on this one. It is the assembly of God.
 
Matthew 16:18 “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Acts 18:1 "After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.”

The Church                                                               “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus…” (v.2)

1 John 2:15-16 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.”

1 Corinthians 6:11 “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

The Church                                                               “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:” (v.2)
 
Hebrews 10:14 “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.”

2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence”

Saints Together: with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.