1 Corinthians 10-16 Loving Church (The Good Book Guides Series)
These flexible, practical guides have been developed to help ordinary Christians engage directly with Scripture. Not only does each guide uncover the meaning of a passage and relate it to the Bible's big picture; it also leads users to apply...
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These flexible, practical guides have been developed to help ordinary Christians engage directly with Scripture. Not only does each guide uncover the meaning of a passage and relate it to the Bible's big picture; it also leads users to apply what they have learned in their lives. User-friendly and Christ-centred!
What can turn a struggling church around? What can help a church which has sold out to the culture; which is riven by division; which is dominated by me-first materialism; and which is uncertain about the gospel itself? "Be on your guard", wrote one church planter to just such a church. "Stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong." "Do everything in love." So wrote the apostle Paul to the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians 16 v 13-14). This was a congregation which seemed to have lost its way. But Paul did not give up on them. He encouraged them to love their church. And, in the second half of his first letter to them, he showed them how to do this-how to love each other as Christ had loved them. This was the love that could turn the Corinthian church around. And this is the love that all our local churches need. These eight studies in 1 Corinthians 10 - 16 will enable, motivate and challenge you to "do everything in love", individually and collectively.
Mark Dever (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and Executive Director for 9 Marks Ministries. Dr. Dever has contributed to several books on church health and church leadership, and is a visiting professor at both Beeson Divinity School, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
He has written What Is A Healthy Church?; 9 Marks Of A Healthy Church (Expanded 2004), The Deliberate Church, The Message of the Old Testament: Promises made, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept, and Twelve Challenges Churches Face.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Carl Laferton is Senior Editor at TGBC. He is author of Original Jesus, Promises Kept and Christmas Uncut, and series editor of the God's Word For You series. Before joining TGBC, he worked as a journalist, a teacher, and pastored a congregation in Hull. Carl is married to Lizzie and they have two children, Benjamin and Abigail. He studied history at Oxford University.
- Why Study 1 Corinthians 10-16?
- 1. Keep On Running - 1 Cor 9 V 24 - 10 V 13
- 2. Love, Liberty And Legalism - 1 Cor 10 V 14 - 11 V 1
- 3. Loving Authority - 1 Cor 11 V 2-16
- 4. Thoughtful Unity - 1 Cor 11 V 17-34
- 5. Your Gifts, Their Good - 1 Cor 12 V 1-31a
- 6. The Most Excellent Way - 1 Cor 12 V 31b - 14 V 40
- 7. Resurrection: Hold On - 1 Cor 15
- 8. Good Examples - 1 Cor 16
- Leader's Guide