Well, it’s the middle of the cold, cold winter.
I suppose we ought to know this would happen—it happens every year. And we haven’t been able to manage the winter blues in the usual way for lots of reasons—the big one being the pandemic and our rapidly changing responses to it. Still winter blues are real. And those blues need a solution.
Years ago, the church I was serving decided to beat the winter blues in a unique way. We held a talent night in January. We gave it an interesting name:
And We’re Broke!
(A talent show to break the tedium of winter!)
It was a great success for a lot of reasons—we learned about each other, we laughed, we sang, we ate, and more—but the biggest reason we succeeded was that we all admitted the three things in the list! And—we had an event to go to, a change in the routine that broke up the winter blues and put a bit of sunshine in our lives.
So, it’s been a while since we had a chance to be together on zoom. So, I am going to do a Tuesday evening class. Now you have to know the content is about a crowd of people whom I love to call “ditzy”. I like that word because it really describes what that crowd was like.
“Scatterbrained, witless, lightheaded, completely and totally unable to read social context, while suffering from the illusion that everything is just fine.”
This would be the Pink Panther detective, Jacques Clouseau on steroids.
The only problem was that in the Panther movies, there was only one of him (and it drove Dreyfus insane!). In Corinth, the entire congregation stumbled around in a crowd of ditzy together. If one Clouseau could drive the Dreyfus insane, imagine what a crowd of them would do to the apostle assigned to help them mature?
Had God assigned me to that church, my first prayer to God would have been “Oh! God! No! Is there not another assignment you could send?”
The life at the church in Corinth could only be described by two words in tandem:
They were a mixed up, confused, odd-ball crowd of whiners. Most of them were less then 3 years as believers, and they came out of ugly backgrounds—sexually confused, theologically distorted, and disastrous in every respect.
They had a lot to overcome. So, the apostle Paul wrote First Corinthians to straighten out the ugly mess.
So, on Tuesdays, we are going to meet on zoom to take a deep dive into mending the ditzy devotion of that disastrous congregation. Now you need to know that Paul fixed it! We are going to look at how he did that. We will gather for some teaching, some small group time, some prayer time, and talk about how, if God could fix the Corinthians, he can fix us too!
A Tuesday zoom group to help us rise above the tedium!
Tuesday evenings Starting January 25
7:30 Eastern, 6:30 Central, 5:30 Mountain, 4:30 Pacific
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