1 Corinthians: Redeeming the Church
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.
On this page, our hope is to equip you with resources and a plan to engage in God’s word as we take a next step in finding and following Jesus.
Reading Plan for 1 Corinthians
14-week reading plan
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
How to Read God’s Word
Available starting on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Welcome Desk while supplies last. Purchase one online at Amazon, or a local bookstore, Logos. We will be using the ESV translation.
To help all ages and groups interact with scripture. To create a free account, click here. Then, click “Highland Park Presbyterian” page to see 1 Corinthians recommendations.
For further study and commentary:
Individual Study – 1 Corinthians N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides
Group Study – The HP Pres library has a designated shelf with commentaries.
Weekly Discussion Guides (released Tuesday after Sermon)
“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