1 Corinthians

June 11, 2021 – July 23, 2021

1 Corinthians

Believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior meant early Christians faced numerous challenges as they determined how their new faith informed their daily lives. For many, it meant rethinking choices and behaviors that the culture at large considered acceptable. The Christians in the city of Corinth had many questions they sent to the Apostle Paul for his wisdom. The letter we now call 1 Corinthians contains Paul’s response. By studying Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church, we can learn valuable lessons for living our life, acting godly, and making faith-informed choices. We can also take comfort in his emphatic message that we find our identity in Christ. In this Groundwork series, join us in examining Paul’s teachings on God’s wisdom, power and authority in the church, sex, Christian freedom, spiritual gifts, and the resurrection. And discover what our identity in Christ means for how we live out our own faith in light of the challenges we continue to face today. 

Episodes in this Series

1 CorinthiansJune 11 , 2021

Holy People, God's Wisdom, and the Power of the Cross

When we are confused or need help discerning God’s way, the Apostle Paul reminds us to return back to the basics and the heart of the gospel message.

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1 CorinthiansJune 18 , 2021

Only Glorify Jesus

Study the words of the Apostle Paul to gain a better understanding of what it means to dwell in Christ and live and work as believers today.

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1 CorinthiansJune 25 , 2021

You Belong to Jesus! Act Like it.

Remember your identity as one baptized in Christ and act accordingly.

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1 CorinthiansJuly 2 , 2021

Sex, Food, and Faith-Informed Choices

Gain a better understanding of God’s vision for how we honor and glorify him through our choices and how our faith informs how we act—in our personal lives, in our relationships, and in our communities.

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1 CorinthiansJuly 9 , 2021

Understanding Christian Freedom

Discover why Paul does not equate personal freedom with Christian freedom and why remembering the second Greatest Commandment helps us embrace our Christian freedom more fully.

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1 CorinthiansJuly 16 , 2021

Love: the Guiding Principle for Christian Living

​Every church is made up of broken, sinful believers redeemed by the blood of Christ. Studying Paul’s instruction to the Corinthian Christians provides guidance for us still today as we seek to worship and live well together in community.

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1 CorinthiansJuly 23 , 2021

Stand Firm in the Reality of Christ's Resurrection

Discover why the reality of Christ's bodily resurrection is crucial to the gospel message and why it's so important to continue standing firm on this truth today.

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