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  We began our current sermon series is on I Corinthians on January 5 with an overview of the city & church at Corinth.

Corinth, a giant cultural melting pot with a great diversity of wealth, religions, and moral standards, had a reputation for being fiercely independent and as decadent as any city in the world. The Romans had destroyed Corinth in 146 B.C. after a rebellion. But in 46 B.C., the Roman emperor Julius Caesar rebuilt it because of its strategic seaport. By Paul's day (A.D. 50), the Romans had made Corinth the capital of Achaia (present-day Greece). It was a large city, offering Rome great profits through trade as well as the military protection of its ports.

Church in Corinth was established on his 2nd missionary journey. Paul met Aquila and Priscilla who had left Rome in a.d. 49, when Claudius issued an edict ordering the expulsion of Jews from that city. The couple ran a tent-making business, a trade also practiced by Paul. Since no mention is made of their conversions, they were probably Christians when Paul met them. With a kinship along spiritual, ethnic, and vocational lines, Paul was naturally attracted to them. The church was planted & Paul spent 18 months there before moving on to Ephesus (See Acts 18:1-11).

First Corinthians was likely written while Paul was in Ephesus during his 3rd Missionary journey. In this first letter to that church, written about five years later, the apostle deals with a variety of disputes and problems. In fact problems give this letter its structure, and Paul deals with one flaw after another in the congregation's life together.

The Main Issues Addressed in this letter (& corresponding chapters) are:

  1. A problem with unity (Ch. 1-4)
  2. A problem with sin (Ch. 5-6)
  3. A problem with divorce (Ch. 7)
  4. A problem with disputes over doctrine (Ch. 8-10)
  5. Problems with women and worship (Ch. 11)
  6. Problems with spirituality (Ch. 12-14)
  7. Problems with resurrection (Ch. 15)

The Christians in Corinth were struggling with their environment. They were surrounded by corruption and every conceivable sin; they felt the pressure to adapt. The church was being undermined by immorality and spiritual immaturity. Paul’s letter calls all Christians to be careful not to blend in with the world and accept its values and lifestyles.
  We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings as we explore this book that deals with very applicable & modern day issues.

We recently completed our sermon series on the "I Am" statements of Jesus before Christmas.

  1. I Am the Bread of Life (John 6:30-48) 
  2. I Am the Light of the World (John 8:12-20)
  3. I Am the Door (John 10:1-10)
  4. I Am the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-21)
  5. I Am the Resurrection (John 11:17-37)
  6. I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:1-6)





Our Mission Statement
The Hudson United Brethren Church exists to lead people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ through
knowing Christ,
growing in Christ,
serving Christ and sharing Christ.

Welcome to the Hudson United Brethren Church. 
Our church is located in Hudson, Indiana,
30 miles north of Ft. Wayne (Exit 340),
just 1 mile west of Interstate 69
& 1/2 mile north on Main St. @ 516 N. Main St.,
directly across from Hardy Park  

 

Our service times are:

Sunday:

  9 AM             Sunday School  (for all ages)

10 AM             Worship Service

  • [Children's Church is held on the 1st & 3rd Sundays; children are dismissed to the church basement part way through the Worship Service.  Children Stories are held during the Worship Service on the 2nd & 4th Sundays.]

Tuesday:

  7 PM             Bible Study at a family residence