The state of California is known for sunshine, surfing, and Beach Boys music, which made us “wish they all could be California girls.” Today, left-wing politics and loose living also characterize the Golden State. 


Two thousand years ago, a significant Greek city called Corinth had a similar immoral reputation. Ancient Corinth offered something for every known sinful desire, making the word Korinthiazomai (“to be like a Corinthian”) synonymous with notorious evil, debauchery, and prostitution. 


However, the pure gospel of Jesus Christ was made for a city like Corinth. So, the apostle Paul planted a church there, but he found it difficult to keep Corinth out of the church. Sound familiar? What part of your life looks more like Corinth and California than Christ?

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG