Have you watched shows like American Idol, Hell’s Kitchen, Crash Course, or So You Think You Can Dance? The list goes on. Add those competitions to the massive contests in sports, and we see our culture’s pursuit of a “winner,” someone who’s “the best.” The Corinthians were like that − into winners; wanting to be identified with the best.
Knowing God is not quite like that. Paul points out in 1 Corinthians 1 that God doesn’t seek the greatest or the best. God claims whom I call is my choice, and you might be surprised at my call! Sunday we’ll see how pride short circuits the astonishing joy of hearing God’s voice, as we combine the Corinthians’ story with God’s call of a child in the Old Testament − Samuel. As God brings His momentous presence to us, nothing else can possibly match the conversation that ensues. You will love Sunday, I promise.
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: Michelle Petersen presents the story. Adelmo Ruiz gives a testimony.
To prepare read: 1 Corinthians 1:10-2:5 and 1 Samuel 3:1-11.
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