The church in Corinth was struggling with division caused by arrogance and divisiveness. Paul wrote the book of 1 Corinthians to help the struggling church see the error in their ways.
The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies guide participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components:
(1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level;
(2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book;
(3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ;
(4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture.
With contributions from an assortment of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible.
- Introduction: Speech, Knowledge, and Spiritual Gifts
- The Issue of Disunity (1:10–17a)
- Proclamation, Wisdom, and Unity (1:17b–4:21)
- Sexual Immorality and Legal Cases (5:1–6:20)
- Questions and Answers, Part 1: Marriage, Divorce, Betrothal, Widows (7:1–40)
- Questions and Answers, Part 2: Food and Idolatry (8:1–11:1)
- Glory, Unity, and Worship Order (11:2–16)
- Love, Unity, and Worship Order (11:17–14:40)
- The Centrality and Necessity of the Resurrection (15:1–58)
- The Collection for the Saints, Travel Plans, and Farewell Greetings (16:1–24)
- Summary and Conclusion