April 18, 2021, DAY 106: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Corinthians 15-16

April 18, 2021

1 CORINTHIANS 15-16
DAY 106: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

Today our journey through the book of 1 Corinthians will conclude. We find the Apostle Paul speaking to the church at Corinth about resurrection. He concludes this, his first letter to them, with encouragement to financially support the church at Jerusalem while instructing them to model their lives as true believers, keeping company with the same.

Take a some time to ask God to give you His true understand of our journey through 1 Corinthians 15-16. Read 1 Corinthians 15-16. Let’s journey!

Corinth was a major port city, with many temples to false gods. It was also a rather wealthy city, and known for its immorality. In Acts 18, we read about Paul helping to form the church in Corinth. He remained with them about 18 months before moving on to continue his missionary work elsewhere. While in Ephesus, Paul received reports that there were problems, big problems in the church at Corinth. This letter follows a distinct pattern, in that Paul addresses and describes one of five problems, and responds with a message from the Gospel. The problems Paul addresses are Divisions (1-4), Sex (5-7), Food (8-10), The Gathering(11-14), and The Resurrection(15).

1 Corinthians 15-16: The Apostle Paul sets forth the fundamental elements of faith for a believer and explains the resurrection and its importance to the truth of Jesus, to the church at Corinth. The Apostle Paul explains that a believer’s resurrected body would not be like our carnal body. In his conclusion, Paul briefly deals with the collection for the church at Jerusalem and makes several requests of the church at Corinth. (1 Corinthians 15:1-16:24)

After reading chapters 15 and16, consider the following: What problem is Paul addressing? In your own words, summarize what Paul is saying to address this problem. Is Paul’s message still applicable today? How and why?

Godspeace!

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