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Biblical Teaching 13: 1 Corinthians: The Church in a Secular Culture


Imagine a small group of new Christians in an urban center, struggling to live the Christian life.  They have come from all sorts of backgrounds.  Some of them have been involved in the grossest forms of human behavior.

A few years before, a person named Paul had come to them proclaiming the good news that they could rise above the despair and debauchery of their world through the power of God.  He taught them about Jesus.  After Paul had gone away uncertainty began to develop within the group and various opinions about how to live the Christian life were expressed.  Some people began to return to the patterns of life they had known in the past.  So Paul wrote the Corinthian Christians and gave his instructions regarding the problems among their congregation about which he had received word.  Those instructions are still crucial for our congregations today.

Unit 33: Dealing with Disharmony
  1 Corinthians:  The Church in a Secular Culture – Introduction  
Session 1:
Why Can’t You People Get Along? 1 Corinthians 1:1-17
Session 2:
Remember the Cross 1 Corinthians 1:18—2:2
Session 3:
Becoming Spiritually Mature 1 Corinthians 2:14—3:16
Session 4:
Exercising and Following Servant Leadership 1 Corinthians 4:1-14, 21
Unit 34: Life in the World
Session 5:
Living As Christians in an Immoral World 1 Corinthians 5:1-11; 6:9-20
Session 6:
Marriage – Good?  Singleness – Good? 1 Corinthians 7:1-17, 25-35
Session 7:
Wrestling with Life’s Gray Areas 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; 9:19-26; 10:14-33
Unit 35: Life in the Church
Session 8:
What Does Our Worship Say About Us? 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Session 9:
Is It the Lord’s Supper? 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Session 10:
You Are Gifted! 1 Corinthians 12:4-31
Session 11:
The Greatest Way to Live 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Session 12:
First Place to Proclamation 1 Corinthians 14:1-25
Session 13:
No Hope Without This 1 Corinthians 15:3-20, 35-44, 50-57