The Bible contains two letters from the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. Paul himself brought the Christian message to the city of Corinth which is about 48 miles west of Athens in southern Greece. At the time of Paul’s ministry, Corinth was in one of the most important cities of ancient Greece.
It has been said that First Corinthians is one of the most valuable of Paul’s letters, not only for the light it throws upon the character and mind of the apostle and for its energetic presentation of the gospel, but also for the vivid picture it brings us of the actual life of a particular local church at the middle of the first century.
Paul writes these letters to respond to different issues that have come up in the life of this congregation and to encourage them in the faith. Although this study will only look at a few passages from these letters, it will be fun to explore some of the most profound parts of these letters together.
This study will be held on Tuesdays from 12:30 PM until 2 PM in the Parish Hall and on-line on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The dates and associated readings are below.
October 5th and 6th 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Divisions in the Church
1 Corinthians 1:18-31 The Wisdom of God
October 12th and 13th 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 The Spirit from God
1 Corinthians 3:1-22 Milk or Solid Food
October 19th and 20th 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 Spiritual Gifts and The Body
1 Corinthians 13 A More Excellent Way
October 26th and 27th 1 Corinthians 15:1-20 The Resurrection of Christ
1 Corinthians 15:50-58 The Resurrection of the Body
November 2nd and 3rd 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 A Treasure in Clay Jars
2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Ministry of Reconciliation
Everyone is welcome to attend this study. If you are interested in joining the on-line version on Wednesday nights, please let me know beforehand so I can send you a “zoom” link. I look forward to exploring these rich passages together.