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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3/11 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 “The Mind of Christ”

“The Mind of Christ” 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 Paul writes about a wisdom that comes from God, a wisdom not of this world. Some important questions will be addressed. How did we get this wisdom? What's the relationship between the believer and the mind of Christ? How should that relationship change the believer? All of these are essential components of how we see ourselves and the world around us. As the Lord leads, read through 1 Corinthians 2-4. Meditate on 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 as we will be taking a closer look at this passage. The verse corresponding to the Sunday School material is 1 Corinthians 6:14. ...
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3/4 1 Corinthians 1:10-25 “Divisions”

“Divisions” For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. As the Lord leads read 1 Corinthians 1:10-25. Visit us this week for Communion and a Fellowship meal. ...
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2/25 Acts 27-28 “The Final Journey”

“The Final Journey” Paul is heading to Rome in Acts 27-28. God is clearly with him. Luke describes many events, ships, ports and conversations during this journey. God wanted Paul there and He saw Him through. Questions we will be looking at this week will include why does God want Paul's journey to be successful? What are the things on the journey Luke focuses on? How does Luke describe Paul at the journey's end? Why does Luke end Acts the way he does? And as always, how might this apply to our lives today? As the Lord leads, read Acts 27-28 this week.  You can focus on the latter half of Acts 28 if you are able to study further.  The memory verse for this week is Acts 28:31....
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2/18 Acts 21:17–26:32 “Paul’s Accusers”

Paul has one more speech to make in his defense. He stands before Agrippa. He has been wrongly imprisoned. Because of a plot to kill him, he has appealed to Caesar. He has waited two years for this opportunity to make this case. Questions we will be dealing with this week: how does Paul describe the Gospel before Agrippa? Does Paul change his story? What is the final verdict of the King? How does it impact our lives today?  As the Lord leads, read through Acts 21-26 this week. Focus on our passage Acts 26 in your study. The memory verse that corresponds to the message is Acts 26:20. Guest speaker to: Zac Hall...
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02/11 Acts 18-21 “The Third Missionary Journey”

Paul heads out on one more journey, his third missionary journey. He rounds some previously visited areas before heading to Ephesus. He spends a lengthy period of time initially in Ephesus but then on his return journey meets with the Ephesian elders once more. Some questions we will be answering this Sunday morning: what are Paul’s final instructions to the Elders? How does Paul characterize his own ministry? What is Paul’s final charge to those in Ephesus who will remain behind? And how does this apply to us today?  read through Acts 18-21. You can focus on Acts 20:17-38 and Paul’s final message to the Ephesian elders. The memory verse for this section is Acts 20:35....
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