I, Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle, together with brother Sosthenes, send greetings to the church of God in Corinth, to the holy people of Jesus Christ, who are called to take their place among all the saints everywhere who pray to our Lord Jesus Christ; for he is their Lord no less than ours. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace.
1 Corinthians 1:1-3
Paul writes to the Christians of Corinth, some who were Jews but more of whom were drawn from a pagan background.
He has helped them to find a unity across cultural and religious backgrounds, a unity found in Christ. The challenge that remains, for them as now for us, is to learn to inhabit that unity, and to share it, extend it to others.
- How do you take your place among the saints?
Temple of Apollo, Corinth. (c) 2006, Allen Morris