First Corinthians:
Redeeming the Church

Journey with us through First Corinthians

If there was one church that caused Paul to pull his hair out and made him age before his time, it was the church in Corinth. The problems were numerous: deep divisions, sexual scandals, and confusion in worship. Tensions in the culture were seeping into the church. What we find in reading this two-thousand-year-old letter is that when we look at our problems today, there’s nothing new. How do we live as Jesus followers in a corrupt, often hostile world? The answer is to look at every area of life through the lens of Jesus and the cross. As we anchor our lives in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we’re drawn into long-suffering love for one another. And we’re reminded that the unity and mission of the church is worth fighting for.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20


You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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Reading Plan

Reading Plan

Reading Plan for 1 Corinthians

14-week reading plan

  • Aug. 15-21 - 1 Cor. 1:1-17; 11:17-28
  • Aug. 22-28 - 1 Cor. 1:18-2:5
  • Aug. 29-Sept. 4 - 1 Cor. 2:6-16
  • Sept. 5-11 - 1 Cor. 3, 4
  • Sept. 12-18 - 1 Cor. 5, 6, and 7
  • Sept. 19-25 - 1 Cor. 8
  • Sept. 26-Oct. 2 - 1 Cor. 9
  • Oct. 3-9 - 1 Cor. 10
  • Oct. 10-16 - 1 Cor. 11
  • Oct. 17-23 - 1 Cor. 12
  • Oct. 24-30 - 1 Cor. 13
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 6 - 1 Cor. 14
  • Nov. 7-13 - 1 Cor. 15
  • Nov. 14-20 - 1 Cor. 16

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“And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” - 1 Corinthians 2:1-5