If you’ve tried to figure out a Biblical response to the thorny issues of division, marital differences, dietary issues and even spiritual arrogance, this letter–I Corinthians–is for you. And besides finding answers, we get to see its author, the Apostle Paul, at his shepherding best.
A special goal of recent years has been to research and produce a talk on each of Paul’s seven authenticated letters (I Thessalonians, Galatians, Philippians, I and II Corinthians, Philemon, and Romans), noting their differences, themes, Christian messages and application to today.
Bible Roads is pleased to announce today’s debut of “I Corinthians: Paul’s Challenge to Corruption”, the fifth in the series.
While each church community Paul addressed had its unique challenges, the Corinthians were a class unto themselves! Known for one of the more salacious reputations in the Empire, Corinth was a sailor’s port, a wild mix of emperor worship, pagan practices, and economic disparity. To this raucous crowd, Paul would assert his authority, remind them they weren’t quite as spiritually advanced as they thought, and encourage them to solve their differences and come together in unity through love.
In fact, it is to this unruly bunch that Paul penned one of his most treasured passages, his brilliant treatise on love in I Corinthians 13. This is the letter people have read for centuries when working through divisions of every kind and its relevancy to today–in a world pulled by political, cultural and ethnic differences– is startling and worth fresh study.
Please take advantage of an introductory special available until May 15th, a 20% discount with this coupon cor20. Click here and the prompts will guide you. And now you can undertake a full study of I Corinthians with the accompanying Bible Study workbook, for individuals or groups.