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I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
Bible Study
Welcome
to our
Introduction Session !
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
What?
Where?
When?
Why?
Who?
How?
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
What?
The Apostle Paul’s
First Letter to the
Church at Corinth
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
Where?
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
When?
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
Why?
• I Corinthians is the timeless practical
address to the local church.
• It is probably more relevant today than it
has ever been.
Why Study I Corinthians?
The Same Sins & Problems!
(Lust, Idolatry, Sexual Impurity, Pride, etc.)
Israel & Moses
Corinth & Paul
I Cor. 10: 1-11
I Cor. 1-16
21st Century Christians
Me & You Today
God’s Solution
I Cor. 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:
but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;
but will with the temptation also make a way to escape,
that ye may be able to bear it. KJV
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
Who?
Lead Teacher:
Class Leaders:
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
How?
A
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2
3
5-step learning process:
Individual study and question response
Group discussion guided by questions
Lesson – lecture by class leaders
plus Q & A
4 Lesson Notes & Worksheet
5 Additional resources for enrichment
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
How?
Class Agenda:
Gather, Organize, Prayer & Praise
Discussion Groups
Lesson
Q&A
Closing
Dismiss
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
How?
Discussion Groups Process:
1 Review questions, at least 2 people give
their responses to each question.
2 Cover all questions in time (20-30
minutes).
3 Note differences in Bible versions that aid
understanding.
4 Note any points remaining unclear after
group review.
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
How?
Discussion Groups Process:
5 Confidentiality:
• avoid negative comments toward a member of the
group who has shared personal or private
information
• do not repeat personal or private information
outside the group without the specific direct
permission of the originator
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
How?
Discussion Groups Structure:
• 2 to 8 people
• demographic matching
(e.g. women, 20 to 25 years)
• no 2 persons from same household
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
How?
Discussion Groups Structure:
• flexible per class attendance
• intra-group communication lines must be
inclusive
• may change by attrition or for personal
reasons over the year
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
How?
Class Operating Parameters:
• Punctuality
• Preparedness
• Be where you are
• Other
I Corinthians
The Church, Then and Now
Session Two – Overview & Salutation
Be ready;
prepare your written responses
for the Worksheet.
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