1 Corinthians 1:2-3 – THE LOCAL CHURCH 

1 Corinthians 1:2-3 – Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: [3] Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

The church in Corinth was a local church.

THE LOCAL CHURCH:

  1. Is in a location that is specific – Unto the church of God which is at Corinth…
  1. Is made up of people that are sanctified – …to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus…
  1. Is made up of people that are saints – … called to be saints… 
  1. Has Jesus as Sovereign – …with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord…
  1. Has God who supplies – Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.