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Through Summer 2022 we are taking a look at 1 Corinthians, the first letter Paul wrote to the Christians in Corinth. The Corinthian church was encountering some difficult problems, mostly of their own making. Paul writes to explain what a church is about, based on the fundamental topic of the gospel - the good news of Jesus Christ. Rather than studying the letter chapter by chapter, our studies will focus on two different aspects of Paul's message.

The foundational good news of the Gospel
This good news of the Gospel is founded upon the cross of Jesus and is built up by God's wisdom dispensed through the Holy Spirit, leading to the assurance of future resurrection.

Date Title Passage Speaker Listen
May 8 2022 The message of the cross 1:18-31 Jonathan Steeds MP3
May 15 God's wisdom revealed 2:1-16 Matt Bater MP3
May 22 Ultimate hope in resurrection 15:1-8, 12-20, 50-58 Jim Davis
The Church is the embodiment of the Gospel
The Church is the body of Christ on earth and so has the responsibility of proclaiming the good news of the Gospel. The most compelling way to demonstrate the good news is in the daily life of the Church and its members. However this is often a demanding ask...
Date Title Passage Speaker Listen
Jun 19 The church is a building site 3:1-23 Nigel White
Jun 26 Our rights are superceded 8:7-13, 9:19-27 Andrew Conlan
Jul 3 Temptation and resistance 10:1-13, 23-33 David Williamson
Jul 10 The Lord’s Supper 10:14-22, 11:17-32 Steve Loader
Jul 17 Unity in diversity 12:1-31 Alan Dickson
Love qualifies the gifts 13:1-13
Intelligible worship 14:1-40
Responsibility for others 16:1-18