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As a strategic church planter, Paul focused his efforts on cities like Athens and Corinth because culture emanates from urban centers. Paul’s example is important, as Seattle is also a strategic city that desperately needs more churches who love both...

This section of Scripture remains wildly misunderstood. Singleness is not ideal, marriage should be honored by all. Practically, however, there are seasons and reasons that provide exceptions to the rule of marriage for some people....

Unity among God’s people in the church is an expected byproduct of Jesus’ work on the Cross. The Corinthian church, however, was divided amongst themselves by arrogant and immature prejudices, forgetting that their church should be about Jesus and not...

Paul teaches that the message of the Cross is foolishness and nonsense to all but Christians. Unfortunately many Christians, like the church in Corinth, become proud of their intellect, power, and wealth rather than boasting in the ‘foolishness’ of the...

Once Paul founded the church at Corinth he left to pursue other ministry opportunities in Ephesus. Although the church was likely small, perhaps only fifty people, it quickly turned into a crisis as supposed Christians sprinted into heresy and moral...

The Corinthian church had turned the practice of Communion into a mockery of the Gospel by using The Lord’s Supper to partake in drunkeness and favoritism, with little or no focus on Jesus Christ Himself....

Due to their wrong notions of spirituality, Paul defines for the young Corinthian church what it means to be spiritual in God’s eyes and the means by which God makes someone spiritual....

Although the Corinthians are Christians they are slow to repent of their sin and obey God. Paul likens them to an immature baby, stubbornly keeping some ways of thinking and acting that are from their former way of life, which...

The work done by churches and Christians will one day stand in judgment before Christ, who will condemn and torch all works not built upon the foundation of Christ....

Jesus said that one day Christians would do even greater ministry than He did by the empowerment and gifting of the Holy Spirit. This gifting, however, is often misunderstood. Paul provides clear teaching on the purpose, nature, and goal of...

Paul’s sadness is revealed as his people had little regard for his teaching and little respect for his authority. Like most problems, the root of all the trouble in Corinth was simply arrogant pride....

Paul teaches that the greatest threat to a church is usually found from divisive, antagonistic people and factions within its own ranks....