5/20 1 Corinthians 14:1-40 “Tongues”

“Tongues” 1 Corinthians 14:1–40 We worship together as a Church. We have over a decade of experiences, participating in the familiar style, performing the ordinances and listening messages from Scripture. Imagine, though, we weren’t just a newer Church plant, imagine no one had experience at any Church. Definitely would be a different experience. The Church at Corinth was a newer body. They lacked roots in Church worship norms. Paul has clear guidance for how to conduct themselves. What principles should we take from these practices today? How should our heart be aimed when we approach worship? As the Lord leads, read through 1 Corinthians 14 this week. ...
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5/13 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 “Love”

“Love” 1 Corinthians 13:1–13 Love. God had been providing manifestations of the Holy Spirit to the Church in Corinth (1 Cor. 12). These resulted in divisions in the body. These also invited unfavorable comparisons between its members. Paul says there’s a better way to approach relationships in the body of Christ. How does Paul go about making his point? What is the real reason love is superior? Most importantly, how should this reality change my life? As the Lord leads, read through 1 Corinthians 13 as you prepare your heart for worship this Sunday. Reflect on and study the whole passage. The memory verse for this chapter is 1 Cor. 13:4. ...
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5/6 1 Corinthians 12:1–31 “Spiritual Gifts”

“Spiritual Gifts” 1 Corinthians 12:1–31 The subject of spiritual gifts can sometimes be confusing. It's unclear how the Holy Spirit interacts in our lives. Paul addresses the subject in 1 Cor. 12. What are we to do? How should they influence the body of Christ? How should they affect my heart? As the Lord leads, read through 1 Corinthians 12 and study the passage as you prepare for worship. The verse that correspond with this passage is 1 Corinthians 12:26. ...
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4/29 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 “The Lords Supper”

The Lord's Supper 1 Corinthians 11:17–34 The Lord’s Supper commemorates the central act in history: the death of Christ through His coming return. It’s packed with meaning. Paul confronts the Corinthian Church with their failure to fully understand this act of remembrance. What were they doing wrong? How does Paul go about challenging these understandings? Most importantly, how should we live our lives in light of these realities? As the Lord leads, read through 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 this week as you prepare to study the passage Sunday morning. The verse that corresponds to Sunday School is 2 Corinthians 1:4. ...
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4/22 “Head Coverings” 1 Corinthians 11: 1-16

The women at the church at Corinth were being liberated in Christ. They had a new-found freedom. They had a direct relationship with God. There were calls of equality of the spirit within Christianity. They wanted to demonstrate through their dress this reality. How does Paul respond to these changes? What was the underlying issue as to why we dress the way we do in a Church setting? Does God care about the external? Most importantly, what does this have to do with our heart? As the Lord leads, read through 1 Corinthians 11 this week, focusing on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16....
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04/08 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 “Marriage”

“Marriage” - 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 Paul begins responding to issues the church in Corinth have written about. The first one on the list: what does the marriage relationship look like? Why has God given this relationship to us? What about when one person in the marriage becomes a Christian? And most importantly, how will this affect my marriage relationship? As the Lord leads, read through 1 Corinthians 7, focusing your study on 1 Corinthians 7:1-16. Looking forward to studying God's Word together ...
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4/1 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 “Resurrection”

Paul spends some time addressing the resurrection question. Some at the church in Corinth were saying there was no resurrection of the dead (1 Cor. 15:12). Paul must respond to this report because of its centrality to the message of Christ. Its importance cannot be underestimated. Where does Paul start his response? With the message that was received. We will look at this message and the reality of the Risen Savior this coming Resurrection Sunday. As the Lord leads, read through the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 15. Focus your attention and meditate on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 as we will be delving most closing into this material. The memory verse that corresponds with the Sunday School material is 1 Corinthians 15:20....
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3/25 1 Corinthians 6:1-11, “Lawsuits”

The people in the church at Corinth were bringing lawsuits against one another in the public courthouse. They were defrauding one another. They were engaging in real wrong against each other. What Paul does in 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 is brings the Gospel to bear in the situation and how it is supposed to radically transform our relationships with each other and with the world. Here are some questions we will be dealing with: what were these grievances Paul was writing about? What was the solution Paul lays out? How does the reality of being part of the “kingdom of God” change our lives? As the Lord leads, read through 1 Corinthians 6 this week, focusing on 1 Corinthians 6:1-11. The memory verse that corresponds with the Sunday School this week is 1 Cor. 10:31. ...
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03/18 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 “Dealing with the Mind of the World”

The Church at Corinth is in bad shape. An infection has taken root. They are proud of open and blatant sin while celebrating a new freedom in Christ. Paul deals with a presenting symptom and addresses the core issue. Some questions we will be addressing: what is the nature of Church membership? How do we go about justifying Church discipline? How do we treat someone who is openly and defiantly living in sin who also claims the name of Christ? And most importantly, how will this impact our own lives?...
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