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The book of 1 Corinthians isn't just a book of the Bible for us to read, study and apply. It is a real book, written to real people, facing real problems. And those problems became controversies that damaged the church in the city of Corinth. And although this book is 2000 years old, its situations have completely modern application to us. Throughout the series we will consider the history, archaeology, geography and culture of the city of Corinth and it will help us apply the book to our lives.


Parts 1-3: Introduction


Part 1: A Visit to Corinth

David Whiting


Part 2: The CrossRoads of Corinth

David Whiting


Part 3: A Messed-Up Church Blessed By God

David Whiting 


Parts 4-8: Fighting For Unity

The book of 1 Corinthians is filled with correction, conflict and confrontation. And Paul chooses to pursue the issue of unity first. Of all the issues he wants to correct in Corinth, he pursues unity first. Why? Because a divided church is a dying church; a divided church is an unhealthy church. So unity must be fought for. In these chapters, he deals with not just the priority of unity, but its foundation as well.


Part 4: Unite - Don't Fight

David Whiting 


Part 5: The Centrality of Our Unity

David Whiting


Part 6: Dividing Lines

Jonathan Walters


Part 7: Picture This

David Whiting


Part 8: Putting Pastors in Their Place

Aaron Hixson


Parts 9-13: Church Gone Wild

The church at Corinth had a lot of issues, and Paul spends the entire book systematically teaching about each of these issues. And in this section of 1 Corinthians (chapters 5-6), Paul gets specific about some issues that are out-of-bounds for a Christian. But these were issues that were normal in this church. It truly was a church gone wild.


Part 9: Judging Christians

David Whiting


Part 10: Suing Christians

David Whiting


Part 11: Who You Were

David Whiting


Part 12: Honor God With Your Bod

David Whiting


Part 13: Honor God With Your Bod (2)

David Whiting


Parts 14-16: Sex, Divorce, and Singleness...It's Complicated

In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul addresses significant issues surrounding marriage, sex, divorce, and singleness. How should we view sex when it comes to marriage and singleness? Is sex a requirement in marriage? If not married, is there some appropriate sexual outlet I can pursue? If I'm in a bad marriage, when is divorce allowed? And if I'm single, how should I view my singleness? 1 Corinthians 7 helps us answer all of these questions with clarity.


Part 14: Sex, Marriage, and Singleness

David Whiting


Part 15: Marriage and Divorce

David Whiting


Part 16: Not a Single Thing

Jason DeGraaff & Mark Nelson


Parts 17-24: Freedom: Used and Abused

As Christians we have been called to live in freedom. Most times those freedoms can be used freely. But other times they need to be limited for a greater good. And when we don't limit our freedoms for the good of others and the Gospel - that freedom is abused. These chapters in Corinthians help us learn the boundaries of Christian freedoms that we need to pay attention to so that we don't abuse those freedoms.


Part 17: Can I Do That?

David Whiting


Part 18: Sacrificing for the Gospel

David Whiting


Part 19: Living on Purpose

David Whiting


Part 20: Church on Purpose

David Whiting


Part 21: Temptation's Trouble

David Whiting


Part 22: Good News About Temptation

David Whiting


Part 23: Making Choices Wisely

David Whiting


Part 24: All the the Glory of God

David Whiting


Parts 25-26: Epic Fail

1 Corinthians 11 is a chapter full of failure. The Corinthian Christians were failing in two major areas at their public gatherings. The failures were so bad that Paul asked them if they hated God's Church. In this two-part series, we will look at both epic fails and apply them to the Church in the 21st Century.


Part 25: Where's Your Hat?

David Whiting


Part 26: Communion Chaos

David Whiting


Parts 27-32: Holy Spirit Chaos

Spiritual gifts are controversial in American Christianity. What gifts are for today and which ones aren't? There are a couple of very strong viewpoints on this that Christians hold. But controversy over spiritual gifts isn't new. It was happening 2000 years ago in Corinth. And Paul will spend three chapters trying to give instruction, unity, and correction to the misuse of gifts that was happening. In this series, we will attempt to understand what spiritual gifts are and how they are to be used in the Church. We will also spend some time talking about the charismatic gifts.


Part 27: You Have a Gift

David Whiting


Part 28: Body Parts

David Whiting


Part 29: Love is Unfair

Jonathan Walters


Part 30: What About Prophesy, Miracles, and Healing?

David Whiting


Part 31: Is Speaking In Tongues Still For Today?

David Whiting


Part 32: Guidelines For Speaking In Tongues

David Whiting


Parts 33-36: Trump Card

Christianity isn't based on the miracles of Jesus or even the teachings of Jesus. As crucial as those things are - our faith is not based on his miracles, his teachings or his actions. Our faith is based on the resurrection of Jesus. If the resurrection didn't happen - our faith is worthless. If the resurrection did happen, it changes everything. The resurrection of Jesus is the trump card of Christianity. 1 Corinthians 15 is an entire chapter defending and explaining the significance of the resurrection.


Part 33: The Simple Gospel

David Whiting


Part 34: The Greatest Comeback in History

David Whiting


Part 35: Death Isn't Fatal

Mark Nelson


Part 36: How to Get a Perfect Body

David Whiting


Parts 37-39: Final Words

1 Corinthians is the longest book that Paul wrote. It is a book full of correction. Chapter 16 takes a different tone. Paul ends this letter with some final words for this church that he started and that he loves. It includes essential topics for considering the future.


Part 37: Becoming a Joyful Generous Giver

David Whiting


Part 38: When Things Don't Go As You Expect

David Whiting


Part 39: Final Words

David Whiting