Sunday, May 26, 2013

1 Corinthians (Bible in 90 Days)

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This book is a letter from Paul to the church in Corinth. It identified problems and offered solutions to the Corinthian church—to teach believers how to prosper in a corrupt society.

Corinth was a sea port and a major trade route. Partly because of this, the city was filled with idolatry and sexual immorality. The people of the church had a hard time avoiding compromises to fit into society.

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Paul writes very strongly and directly to the mostly gentile church that he founded on his second missionary journey. Paul focuses on sexual sin because it was their toughest challenge. Paul also talks about the church leaders’ responsibility, idolatry, worship, the Lord ’s Supper, women roles, spiritual gifts and love.

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“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand it’s own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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Paul tells the Corinthian people how he believes the Christians are suppose to be. Her calls the people to stand out instead of wanting to fit in.
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