This last Sunday we started a new series on the book of 1 Corinthians. We took some time to study Paul’s greeting to the church in the city of Corinth. We learned a bit of background about Corinth and saw that there are a number of similarities with our modern day culture in Souther California!
Paul spends most of his time in this greeting reminding the Corinthians (and us) who we are in Christ. Paul wants to remind them of their identity before he tells them how to live. The two things Paul wants the Corinthians to remember are:
- To whom they belong. They belong to Christ as a holy people.
- With whom they walk. They walk with the church that is comprised of all those who call on the name of the Lord.
These two identities will surface again and again in the book of 1 Corinthians as Paul addresses various specific issues that the Corinthians were struggling with, and that we often struggle with as well.
Here are some discussion questions that were in the bulletin on Sunday: 1 Cor. 1.1-3 Notes.
I am excited to learn from this book together as a church.
-Pastor Nathan Hogan