Know Your Bible Series: The Church of God at Corinth
The sixteen lessons in this book address the biblical accounts of 1 and 2 Corinthians. The letters to the Corinthians, written by the Apostle Paul, were addressed to a church that was experiencing difficulties from within the fellowship as well as from its surrounding environment. The church was located in Corinth, a wealthy commercial center. It contained a population of mixed character, and was a city noted for its depravity and debauchery. Reports had come to Paul of division in the church, and this issue was addressed at length.
Although abounding with advice and instruction regarding church problems, the book of 1 Corinthians may be best remembered for its great discourse on love. In 2 Corinthians Paul presents the Gospel more clearly and reveals his call and authority as an Apostle.
The problems experienced by the church at Corinth are not very different from those encountered by many churches today. The timeless truths and advice contained within Paul’s letters to this church are still fresh and are relevant to our present day generation.