The church at Corinth had many problems. Much of the first epistle addresses those problems and offers solutions. But in the context of correcting some issues about using spiritual gifts, Paul breaks out in 1 Cor. 13 with one of the greatest chapters in the Bible. Love is what makes Christianity different and Paul explains how it keeps us grounded, helps us live out who God is and how it will continue on, eternally.
In this lesson we "connect the dots" between the message of the Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4), the work of the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58), the giving nature of Christians (1 Cor. 16:1-2) and the "grace" involved in the giving (2 Cor. 8 & 9). We'll learn that giving/sharing is rooted in the grace of God.
Most churches on the Christian spectrum believe in Giving, at least in theory. Where we struggle, however, is in the practice of giving. In this lesson, we answer the question some ask about why we give, but we do so by establishing a fundamental, theological truth that allows us to give the way God wants Christians to give.
In this lesson, we discuss how our person (soul) and body are one. In understanding this, we allow Paul to show us how God sees our body in three important ways that will impact how we live from his famous words about our body from 1 Cor. 6:19-20.