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Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Tonight we come to a challenging and potentially controversial passage about worship practices, cultural norms, and gender roles. One challenge in interpretation comes from the intermingling of customs and principles. We must interpret which is which, and that isn’t always Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

We come to the conclusion of the discussion on Christian liberty that began in chapter 8. Previously Paul discussed meat sold in markets that had been offered to idols, which he will revisit here. He’d also described his voluntary surrender Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Paul concluded chapter 9 with analogies promoting self-discipline and intentionality about how we live for Christ. In chapter 10, he applies this principle to every Christian. We should understand just how serious sin is – it’s not to be flirted Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Chapter 8 focused on Christian liberty and the inappropriate use of our Christian rights when it harms the faith or conscience of other, less mature believers. Paul will now apply these principles to his own ministry and mission strategy. We Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth – Week 11 presented 28 November 2018 1 Corinthians 8 AUDIO Lecture Handout no handout for this week Lesson Notes An outline for this week’s lesson is not available at this time.   In Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Paul continues discussing marriage, but now turns the focus primarily toward those who’ve never been married. Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth – Week 10 presented 14 November 2018 1 Corinthians 7: 25-40 AUDIO Lecture Handout Handout Week 10 Lesson Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Paul now switches from addressing the report of sinfulness in the Corinthian church to answering specific questions from the Corinthian Christians. He’ll address issues related to marriage, divorce, asceticism, navigating life in a pagan culture, spiritual gifts, proper worship, the Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Paul continues to address issues of sin within the church, and particularly within the lives of individual Christians. Whereas the first part of chapter 6 addressed broad categories of sin, tonight is primarily focused on sexual immorality, an issue that Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Chapter 6 is all about unrighteousness, what a patter of sin says about our salvation, and the importance of rejecting sin in our lives. It extends the discussion in chapter 5 about how churches must deal with sin inside the Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

At the end of chapter 4, Paul told the Corinthians to imitate him, then basically told them to shape up in verse 21 – they had a choice about whether he came with a rod of discipline or with love Read more…