Growing Together – First Corinthians
In our series on 1 Corinthians we look the difficulties the church in Corinth faced and how Paul corrected and encouraged the church so it would grow together in unity.
Paul shows the new Christians in Corinth that all of life’s most complex problems can be seen through the lens of the gospel.
1 Corinthians challenges believers to examine every area of life through the lens of the gospel. Specifically, Paul addresses divisions, food, sex, worship gatherings and the resurrection.
He reminds believers that the Church is not a popularity contest, followers of Jesus cannot compromise when it comes to sexual integrity, the core principle of worship gatherings is love for others, and the resurrection gives us a reason for unity, motivation to maintain sexual purity, ability to love other people more than ourselves and ultimate hope for victory over death.
Our belief that Jesus was raised from the dead makes the gospel more than moral advice or a recipe for private spirituality. It opens a whole new reality for every area of our life.