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Dealing Seriously With Sin (1 Cor. 5:1-13)

First Corinthians is Paul’s response both to reports he had heard about the church and to questions the church itself had sent him. Having addressed the report of divisions (1:10-4:21), he now turns to address reports of immorality within the church (5:1-6:20)....

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Called By God (1 Cor. 1:1-9)

This week's passage: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Discussion guide...

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Christian Maturity (1 Cor. 3:1-15)

INTRODUCTION Division within the church is the first issue Paul addresses in 1 Corinthians, and it's an issue that dominates the letter's first four chapters. Having mentioned the divisions in 1:10-17, Paul went on to argue that worldly wisdom lay at the root of them, and that such wisdom is at odds with godly wisdom (1:18-2:6). He then went on to show that only the Holy ...

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Know Your Role, Know the Goal (1 Cor. 3:16-4:21)

INTRODUCTION Having established that the divisions within the Corinthian church were the result of worldly wisdom and that such "wisdom" is incompatible with godly wisdom, Paul now brings this first major section of the letter to a close by reminding his readers how they are to view him as an apostle and as their "father". MAIN POINT Christians should not boast about wh...

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