Bible Studies

1Corinthians 1:1-9

Often times we think of our society today as so different from Bible times. But it may surprise you that the things facing the Corinthians are much the same as today, and so is God\'s grace!

1Corinthians 1:10-17

You might never think of yourself as worshiping your pastor. But that\'s just what has happening in Corinth and it happens in churches all over the world to this day. What are the dangers, how to spot it, and how to avoid it are the subject of part two in Lessons in How Not To Be A Christian.

1Corinthians 1:18-31

In today\'s politically correct world it seems more and more Christians are swallowing some pretty bad stuff in order to \'get along.\' The culture pushes back to get us to conform to the values of our culture. Paul comes against that and says you should think twice and give room for God\'s wisdom.

1Corinthians 2:1-16

The mind is one of the most amazing and most dangerous things we possess. It is incredibly creative, self-justifying and horribly deceiving and sick. So Paul tells us when it comes understanding God, using our minds only will never get us there.

1Corinthians 3:1-4

One of the most dangerous places to find yourself as a Christian is thinking you are more mature than you really are. This was one of the main reasons the Corinthian church had so many problems and may be a reason you are not moving forward in your walk. Learn how to spot babyness in you and how to grow up!

1Corinthians 3:5-17

One of the greatest blessings is when God works through you. One of the greatest dangers is when God works through you. Learn how to avoid the penetrating gaze of the Lord and simply rejoice in His work through you.

1Corinthians 3:18-4:5

Is there such a thing as the celebrity pastor? Is that a good or bad thing? How should I look at a church to make sure I will be fed as a believer?

1Corinthians 4:6-21

Pride is a sneaky thing. It\'s the default program for humans and is at the root of the problem in Corinth, and often at the root of our problems as Christians.

1Corinthians 5:1-13

Handling sin in the church has become very difficult from both angles - in our PC world much bad behavior is actually celebrated, but Christians are also wounding each other over weakness instead of supporting and helping. We\'ll try to walk the fine line between both extremes as we study 1 Corinthians 5

1Corinthians 6:1-11

What happens when Christians disagree? If it is reasoning from the Scriptures about the Word, that\'s one thing. But when believers quarrel often it can be a sign of immaturity. When they try to resolve those disputes in front of the world, the gospel is threatened.

1Corinthians 6:12-20

Is there something in your life that if it was taken away your life could not go on? Is there something you just can\'t stop doing? You may be addicted. In fact, even many Christians are addicted to something they are not even aware of - the flesh. How to combat it and get free is our subject.

1Corinthians 7:1-16

There are many misunderstandings about Paul\'s words on marriage and divorce. Looking at them in the context of the situation they were written in, and context of our purpose as redeemed humans offers us some real wisdom.

1Corinthians 7:16-40

When we experience new life in Jesus Christ we might think a change in our external appearance, position, or circumstances will make us more useful to the Master. But you might just miss out on one of the greatest opportunities available to you.

1Corinthians 8:1-13

What\'s permissible for me to do once I believe in Jesus Christ? The answer to that question is actually tied up in how Jesus wants to use you in spreading the gospel. Learn in this lesson how to put His love above your freedom.

1Corinthians 9:1-27

Sometimes we feel like God has to completely change us in order to use us. Paul shows us that God takes the background, weaknesses, and even difficulties and uses them for His kingdom, if we let Him.

1Corinthians 10:1-13

Though so often we start out with such good intentions, things happen in our life to trip us up from serving God. What are those things and how can we avoid them?

1Corinthians 10:14-11:1

We have a lot of sources that would like us to imitate them: sports stars, movie stars, politicians, movers and shakers, even religious icons and leaders. Though we know we should imitate Jesus Christ, it is often hard for us to do that because He isn\'t here among us. So what to do? Paul gives us some help, and further advice on making the character we reflect the most effective for the gospel.

1Corinthians 11:2-16

1st Corinthians 11 is one of the most controversial and misunderstood sections of Paul\'s writings. We\'ll explore it using culture, context, character, and language to find out what Paul is and is not saying to the Corinthians and to us today.

1Corinthians 11:17-35

Divisions are never good in the body of Christ. But when the divisions take place over a celebration of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, things get serious real fast. In this lesson, we learn about avoiding the things that separate us, and clinging to that which makes us one.

1Corinthians 12:1-11

If you think you understand the nature and purpose of spiritual gifts, you may want to check out this study.


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