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Jon Zens: Institutional Vs. Organic Church – Part 11

Posted by on Saturday, 23 June, 2012

Jon Zens and Kenny Russell discuss how Paul addresses the entire body of Christ in Corinth, not just the leadership…

[Part 11 of a 14-part series]

Show: Gottalife Radio
Full Podcast: Capture The Moment – A Church Building Every 1/2 Mile with Jon Zens
Date: 3/9/09
Host: Kenny Russell
Guest: Jon Zens



Jon Zens

 1 Cor. 1:4-9; The Corinthians had a boatload of problems, but still Paul acknowledges their giftedness and he gives thanks for them… so it wasn’t like they were all bad or that they were just totally wasted people, no, he had many encouraging things to say about them, but, he used that as a springboard then to approach their issues that they had; What’s very significant is that he addresses the body of Christ to deal with immorality, disputes, all those issues… he does not address the leadership, he does not fault the elders for not doing this or that… he confronts the body–Why? Because the keys of the kingdom were given to them by Jesus Christ, and they had the authority to carry out His will; With all their problems, Paul still assumed that they could deal with the issues that were in their midst by believing of the Lord and the apostolic word that was coming to them; Paul doesn’t even deal with the leadership… he deals with the body