June 11, 2021 – July 23, 2021
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
June 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.
June 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.
June 25 , 2021
You Belong to Jesus! Act Like it.
Remember your identity as one baptized in Christ and act accordingly.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.