Want to learn more about 1 Corinthians? Use these Bible Studies for personal devotion, group Bible studies, or teaching a church class. Below are links to the lessons in this 12-part series.

This week we begin our study of the book of 1 Corinthians. Let’s get started.

Have you ever been in a church where there were divisions? Where one group of individuals seemed to dislike another group of individuals? Or where there was a “pro-pastor” and an “anti-pastor” faction?

My first year of law school I lived by myself, studied almost all the time, and on Sabbath had a glorious time going to church (and not studying!) Sitting in a pew by myself for a few hours each Sabbath, the church seemed perfect. The next year my wife and I got married and she started teaching in the school connected with the church. Instead of being an “outsider” gazing upon the
tranquil church on Sabbath, I became an “insider” who witnessed the monumental disagreements boiling under the surface. Our study this week is Paul’s advice on factions!

Last week, we jumped ahead to study chapter 3 of 1 Corinthians, because it developed the issue of divisions in the church that was introduced in chapter 1.
This week, we do something similar. We look at a very interesting discussion of wisdom and power that begins in chapter 1 and continues in chapter 2. Let’s see what we can learn about being wise and powerful!

Chapters 4 and 9 of 1 Corinthians cover a great deal of material. Instead of trying to cover all of the text (as we usually do), I am going to dig into a few areas that I hope you will find to be a blessing.

This week Paul writes a great deal about the believer’s approach to the sexual immoral church member, and a little bit about lawsuits between believers. Since I have rarely seen lawsuits between church members, but have more often faced the issue of how to relate to the sexually immoral, we will concentrate
on Paul’s advice on sexual immorality.

This week our study is 1 Corinthians 7 and Paul’s controversial statements about marriage. Let’s dive in!

Do you wrestle with spiritual pride? Do you find that you are sometimes selfish? This week we turn our attention primarily to what Paul has to say about how being self-centered and having spiritual pride in the middle of physical blessings can cause us to lose our faith. Let’s see what we can learn!

This week we begin the first of three lessons on spiritual gifts. Let’s dig in!

This week our study is one of the most famous chapters of the Bible: 1 Corinthians 13. Let’s see what we can learn about love!

This week our study is 1 Corinthians 14 which highlights the spiritual gift of tongues. Speaking in tongues is
the subject of much controversy in the Christian churches. Once again, let’s turn to the Bible to discover what Paul says about the gift of tongues and what role it should play in our church!

I wish we had more time! We could take a week to study 1 Corinthians 15, but we have a little less than an hour, so let’s get moving on the topic of our eternal destiny!

This week we end out study of 1 Corinthians by reviewing a few verses and ending up in chapter 16. Let’s see what we can learn!