1 Corinthians - Unified in Christ

This morning we conclude our study in 1 Corinthians. We’ve spent the past 8 months examining God’s instructions and corrections to this quite dysfunctional church in Corinth. And as we wrap up, we're reminded of some of the themes of the letter. The main theme and big picture of the letter is God calling his people, his church, to unity. Unity around the gospel of Jesus Christ, unity in our pursuit of holiness and righteous character, unity in our doctrine- which comes from God’s Word not the culture or our experiences, unity in our worship- everything we do should be edifying for everyone, not done according to personal preference or style- and we should be a people united in the sure hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Community Group Questions:

  1. Why is it important for churches to support one another and for Christians to assist and aid other believers in need?
  2. In addition to 1 Corinthians 16:1-4, read 2 Corinthians 8:8-15 and 9:6-15. Why and how should we give to the church?
  3. Paul says he will remain ministering in Ephesus even though he has many adversaries. How do you respond to opposition in ministry? Are you tenacious and enduring or easily discouraged and quit? Are you tempted to think if God is leading us to do something it should be easy rather than hard and costly?
  4. What’s an example from your life when you did something hard for the Kingdom of God? What did you learn, what did God do in & through you?