Note to Self (Sermon Audio: Sunday A.M.)
The church is not an ideal community. People are given to believe that the church should be borderline utopia; relationships flow easily, people get along, an absence of conflict. Yet anyone who has been a part of a church knows this is not the case. The church is often a place of rough edges and difficulty. Why? Because the church is full of egos! This being the case Paul starts in the perfect place for church reformation, the self. In order for the church to change it must be full of changing people. Changing people have an honest and sober view of self that facilitates true Christ-like change.