1 Corinthians: Basic Christian Living

1 Corinthians: Basic Christian Living

How to live the basic Christian life

When Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he knew they needed to be instructed in the basics. Today, we also need to be taught the basics of the Christian life. This 7-session study on 1 Corinthians will remind us why we go to church, how to use our bodies to honor God, how to find unity in diversity, how to love, serve, and worship together, and how to face death.

Session One

Why Go to Church?
The people of a church make up God's family.
1 Corinthians 1–3
Do you look forward to going to church? Have you learned to sense God's presence among his people and to understand him better as you relate to others who love him?

Session Two

Use Your Body to Honor God
You were bought with a price.
1 Corinthians 5–6
A popular phrase is, "It's my body, I'll do what I want with it." But for the Christian, that's not true.

Session Three

See People as Jesus Does
Follow Christ's example in the way he treats others.
1 Corinthians 8–11:1
All of us are born self-centered, with a bent toward caring most about our own affairs. Until we let Christ change our priorities, we will be indistinguishable from the rest of the world.

Session Four

Find Unity in Diversity
Respect each other's gifts and share each other's joy and pain.
1 Corinthians 12:1–27
God made each of us different for a reason. Just as an orchestra is enhanced by the various instruments, so the body of Christ forms a melodious whole when it works together as God intended.

Session Five

Love One Another
What does it look like to be devoted to each other?
1 Corinthians 13
If you want the best definition of love, study 1 Corinthians 13. Although this standard for love seems overwhelming at times, we also have the Holy Spirit to help us implement it in our lives.

Session Six

Serve and Worship Together
Use your gifts and talents to demonstrate God's work in your life.
1 Corinthians 14
God made you unique. He will use that uniqueness to reveal himself to others if you let him. This study will examine how to make God known through serving others and worshiping him in an honorable way.

Session Seven

The Last Enemy Destroyed
The risen Christ is our only hope in this life and the next.
1 Corinthians 15
All of us dread the process of growing old and dying. But Paul assures us that the resurrection of Christ has removed the sting of death.

This Study Through the Bible Course is based on The Spiritual Life section of the Woman's Life Bible by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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