1 Corinthians: Epistle to the 21st Century

This letter is especially written to those who live in a sex-saturated, wisdom-loving atmosphere and are trying to live as Christians in the midst of all the pressures that constantly come from these two areas.

Bible Studies in the Book of 1 Corinthians

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The Corinthian Crisis
1 Cor 1:1-9
Behind Divisions
1 Cor 1:10-17
God's Nonsense
1 Cor 1:18-25
God's Tools
1 Cor 1:26-31
God's Wisdom
1 Cor 2:1-10
God's Teacher
1 Cor 2:10-13
The Mind of Christ
1 Cor 2:14-16
Carnal and Spiritual Christians
1 Cor 3:1-9
God's Builders
1 Cor 3:10-15
How to Destroy a Church
1 Cor 3:16-23
The True Minister
1 Cor 4:1-7
A Father in Action
1 Cor 4:8-21
Scandal in the Church
1 Cor 5:1-13
The Wrong Way to Right Wrongs
1 Cor 6:1-11
What are Bodies For?
1 Cor 6:12-20
Sex in Marriage
1 Cor 7:1-9
Answers on Divorce
1 Cor 7:10-24
Alone but Not Lonely
1 Cor 7:25-40
What's behind Your Influence?
1 Cor 8:1-13
Rights or Wrongs
1 Cor 9:1-23
1 Cor 9:24 -10:13
The Focused Life
1 Cor 10:14 - 11:1
What is Headship?
1 Cor 11:2-16
The Lord's Supper
1 Cor 11:17-34
The Spirit's Point
1 Cor 12:1-6
Guidelines on Gifts
1 Cor 12:7-11
How the Body Works
1 Cor 12:12-31
Supreme Priority
1 Cor 13:1-7
Love never Quits
1 Cor 13:8-13
Speaking of Tongues
1 Cor 14:1-25
When you Come Together
1 Cor 14:26-40
Of First Importance
1 Cor 15:1-4
They Saw Him Alive
1 Cor 15:5-11
What if...?
1 Cor 15:12-20
Then Comes the End
1 Cor 15:20-34
The New Body: What is it Like?
1 Cor 15:35-49
The Victory of the Mystery
1 Cor 15:50-58
Giving and Living
1 Cor 16:1-9
The Care and Feeding of Fellow-Workers
1 Cor 16:10-24

Overview the Book of 1 Corinthians

from Adventuring Through the Bible

The first epistle of Paul to the Corinthians is a very, very important letter for us because it so thoroughly captures the problems that we face as moderns living in this modern age. The reason is, of course, that Corinth was the most American city in the New Testament -- it was a resort city, the capital of pleasure in the Roman Empire.

If you remember your geography you know it was located on the Peloponnesian peninsula, and the conditions under which the Corinthians lived were very much like the conditions under which we live, or to put that the other way, the conditions under which we live today are Corinthian conditions. Corinth was a beautiful city, a lovely city of palms and beautiful buildings, the center of pleasure for the whole empire, and it was devoted to two things -- the pursuit of pleasure (largely passion), and of wisdom. It was a Greek city, and its inhabitants loved to philosophize, and they were given to what Paul calls, "the wisdom of words."