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Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

We come now to Paul’s closing remarks and greetings for this letter. It closes in typical Pauline fashion with brief remarks, personal greetings, and messages passed along from/to friends, plus a closing in Paul’s own handwriting. Following Christ in 21st Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Tonight we continue on the subject of our future resurrection. When we left off, Paul was describing the triumphal return of Jesus, His victory over death, and the subjugation of all things under Christ’s rule except for God the Father. Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Paul changes topics – either responding to something the Corinthians wrote him about or something he had become aware of. Chapter 15 is a deep discussion of the truth and central importance of the Resurrection of Jesus and of all Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

We come to the conclusion of Paul’s discussion on spiritual gifts from chapters 12-14, focusing tonight on how they should integrate in public worship. The key emphasis is on order when we worship: that reflects God’s nature – order, not Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Tonight we continue the teaching on spiritual gifts begun in chapter 12. There Paul listed many gifts of the Spirit – everybody has at least one. Wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment, tongues, interpretation of tongues, apostleship, teaching, healing, Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Tonight we finish up last week’s lessons. Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth – Week 19 presented 13 February 2019 1 Corinthians 12: 31b – 13: 13 AUDIO Lecture Handout Handout Week 18 Lesson Notes Love! (1 Corinthians 12: 31b-13:7) Verse Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Valentine’s Day is coming and tonight we look at the most romantic chapter in the New Testament – 1 Corinthians 13! Just kidding! Although it’s often read at weddings, this passage is about life in the church and how to Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth – Week 17 presented 23 January 2019 1 Corinthians 12 AUDIO Lecture Handout No handout for this session Lesson Notes Background and testing of Counterfeit Spiritual Gifts (verses 1-3) Source and Purpose of Spiritual Read more…


Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth

Paul continues to address problems in the way the Corinthian church was worshiping. Here he focuses on a problem he heard about in their practice of the Lord’s Supper. Following Christ in 21st Century Corinth – Week 16 presented 16 Read more…


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…