1 Corinthians | "Listen Up" Bible Study
The uniqueness of the Listen Up! Bible Study series:
God's word is alive, with something new to say to all of us.
That's why the Listen Up! Bible Study series does not simply teach information about the Bible. It listens to God speak.
In these Bible studies, you will be encouraged to listen: listen to the Bible, listen to your own questions and responses, and listen to the honest sharing among participants in your study group. In that mix of biblical text, personal engagement, and honest speaking and listening, God's word may be heard, speaking challenge and comfort. (Browse the collection of Listen Up! Bible studies.)
1 Corinthians Listen Up! Bible Study
Whether or not your congregation has experienced conflict and division, you will find the study of 1 Corinthians to be a rich reflection on what it means to be the church and how a congregation's health can be undermined from within.
The brilliance of Paul's letter is that his observations of church life are grounded theologically. Paul doesn't say, "Can't we all just get along?" His argument is a deeper one, based on what God has done in Jesus Christ.
Paul's first letter to the Corinthians touches on sub-themes of church life: morality, food and diet, spiritual gifts, and -- famously in 1 Corinthians 13 -- love.
Leader's Guide included in this workbook.
About the Author
Patricia de Jong is Senior Minister at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Berkeley, CA.
Anthony B. Robinson is a Seattle-based speaker, teacher, writer, consultant, and an ordained United Church of Christ minister.