Corinthians

EXCERPT AND INTRODUCTION

But you know the reason that has happened is because worldliness has pervaded our individual hearts and minds. And when I say that I am not just talking about the church at large…I am talking about us…I am talking about me…and the fear that I have that the world may have also pervaded my own mind and impacted the way I reason…the way I look at things.

I think deep down maybe all of us are a bit afraid to look too closely at ourselves for fear that we may indeed find that worldliness has not only pervaded not only our corporate life but our individual thought and worship as well.

That is why, in the next thirteen weeks, I thought it might be a good idea to take a fresh look at Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.

You see…First Corinthians has something important to say. It was a letter addressed to a church in trouble…a church that no longer lived in the midst of world but rather lived with the world in its midst. But it is because of that that it is an important book for us to look at. You see…when you get right down to it there are a world of similarities between the church at Corinth and that church over on Riverside…or the one over on I35…or even the one over on Beach St. It is because of that…and it almost causes me pain to say it…that First Corinthians is one of the most practical books in the New Testament.

You see First Corinthians was written to the Church in the Mall…and because it was it has a lot to say to us today.

Lesson 1…The Church in the Mall

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Lesson 2…I Hear There Are Divisions

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Lesson 3…The Way Paul Preached

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Lesson 4…The Carnal Christian

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Lesson 5…The Plowboy and the Waterboy

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Lesson 6…How To View Christ’s Ministers

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Lesson 7… Like Men in the Arena

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Lesson 8… Cast Out the Wicked Man

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Lesson 9… Is There Not One Wise Person

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Lesson 10… God, Even Over Our Chips

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Lesson 11…What About Sex

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Lesson 12…As Things Are

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Lesson 13…Eating Meat Offered to Idols

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Lesson 14…I am Free but Do Not

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Lesson 15…Baptized and Yet Overthrown

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Lesson 16…Headcoverings for Women

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Lesson 17…I Do Not Commend You

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Lesson 18…Now Concerning Spiritual Gifts

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Lesson 19…A more Excellent Way

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Lesson 20…Intelligent and Orderly Pt.1

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Lesson 21…Intelligent and Orderly Pt.2

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Lesson 22…The Gospel and the Resurrection

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Lesson 23…Let’s Say for a Bit It Ain’t So

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Lesson 24…Baptism for the Dead

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Lesson 25…Now About the Collection

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Lesson 26…Bibliography of 1st Corinthians

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