Walking down the street in the ancient world would be an eye opening experience for anyone. Using the video lectures from Professor Joel Fredrich’s seminary class on 1 Corinthians we will walk through the ancient world and use Paul’s pen as our eyes and ears. Paul offers encouragement and rebuke to a young congregation that had so many blessings and so many struggles. The parallels to our modern age are striking. Check out the introduction to the series below. Our first lesson will be on 4/14. The class will be offered at 9 am every Sunday.
What topics are covered in 1 Corinthians? If you are drawing a blank this next lesson is for you. Our second lesson of our video study of 1 Corinthians will wet your appetite for some Bible study. The topics are incredibly useful and timely.
“Dear, mom, camp is great! Love, Timmy” We don’t write letters too often these days, do we? Communication is instantaneous. Email, texting, and free VOIP around the world has made communication free and easy, but in the ancient world people still wrote letters. In fact, we could marvel that God picked that time and not the present as the fulfillment of the ages to spread his message of forgiveness in Jesus. We jump into the first 12 verses of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in this lesson.
What does it mean to be baptized into someone’s name? Was there a danger that people though Paul was whom they were being baptized into?! What about the wisdom of God? How can it be a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles? We’ll consider what the Apostle Paul has to say on the matter and look at a few different angles before we settle on what it is that our God is communicating to us in 1 Corinthians 1:12-25