Read 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
From Paul, who was called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Sosthenes-
2 To the church of God which is in Corinth, to all who are called to be God’s holy people, who belong to him in union with Christ Jesus, together with all people everywhere who worship our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:
3 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
4 I always give thanks to my God for you because of the grace he has given you through Christ Jesus. 5For in union with Christ you have become rich in all things, including all speech and all knowledge. 6The message about Christ has become so firmly established in you 7that you have not failed to receive a single blessing, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be faultless on the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is to be trusted, the God who called you to have fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.
As Paul writes his letter he prays for the church; giving thanks for them. He recounts some of the ways that God has grown the people: "You have become rich in all things - including all speech and all knowledge..."
Lord I thank you for my church. Help us to be gently transformed in partnership with our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.