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Ladies Bible Study
Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m.
Men's Bible Study
Fridays at 6 a.m. at
IHOP in Covington
First Corinthians Series ... Sunday Mornings at 10:30 am
Great Problems and yet Great Potential. This describes not only the church at Corinth but many churches today. It would appear that Paul had a very fruitful ministry in Corinth and that he left the church in good condition (Acts 18:1-18). At some later point he learned of some issues of immorality in the church and wrote a letter to them, which we do not have, where Paul clearly addressed the problem (1 Cor. 5:9). During his ministry in Ephesus, which occurred later on Paul’s Third Missionary Journey, he received two letters from Corinth. One he mentions at 1:11, the report from the household of Chloe. This report detailed divisions and disgrace.
The second letter was one that came from Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus (16:15-18) and detailed questions that the current leaders of the church needed clarification on. Paul dealt with a number of these issues and ended his letter with great hope for the church’s turn around.
As we venture into this study we will see the timeless nature of the book, particularly in its application to the church. If we were to press on to 2 Corinthians we would discover that the first letter met with a great deal of success. The church heard and heeded the instructions of the great Apostle. Would that the modern church in America would take seriously this letter and conform as well.
There are four major divisions to the book and they summarize the problems that Paul dealt with in regard to the Corinthian church.
I. An Improper Division among the Saints (1-3)
II. An Inglorious Disgrace of their Stewardship (4-7)
III. An Indifference to Directions for their Sanctification (8-10)
IV. An Ignorance of Doctrines for their Spiritual Life (11-16)
*Please join us for an exciting study of this great New Testament letter from the Apostle Paul.
9:15 AM Bible Study
10:30 AM & 5:30 PM
(for age K - 6th grade)