Bible Study for June: 1 Corinthians

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday Evenings June 24 – July 29  (six sessions)

We hope you’ll join us for an in-depth study of 1 Corinthians, based on a book by Jaime Clark-Soles.

In essence, 1 Corinthians is Paul’s instruction to the Christian community on how to love the way that Christ loves.

We will explore Paul’s ideas with the hope of learning how to be more accepting of everyone despite our differences and how to better exhibit and share the love of God.

Here’s what the publishers have to say about the book we’ll use:

1 Corinthians is one of the most gripping books in the Bible. In this letter, Paul, the complicated, layered apostle, writes to the people trying a wild new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership.

The author explores these topics and the awe-inspiring, breathtaking world of the first-century church. Examining the teachings of Paul, she addresses church history, the logic of the cross, spiritual gifts, death, afterlife and the resurrection, human sexuality, and the joys and challenges of living in community.