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Community Group Questions | 1 Cor 1:1-9; 16:13-14 | Sept 12, 2021

Community Group Questions | Week of Sept 12, 2021

 

READ 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; 16:13-14

1:1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.

 

QUESTIONS

1. 1 Corinthians has a fairly typical introduction (1:1-9) for one of Paul's letters. What would you assume to be Paul's purpose in writing based on this introduction?

2. Based on the introduction, what do we learn about the Corinthian church? What do we learn about God?

3. Look now at the closing instructions in 16:13-14. How are the five commands in those verses related?

Pastor Blake mentioned four reasons for studying 1 Corinthians, namely that it teach us how to:
a) apply the gospel.
b) cover relevant issues.
c) value and maintain unity in a divided world.
d) lay the foundation of a healthy church in biblical doctrine and pastoral affection.

4. Using these four reasons as a guide, discuss 16:13-14. (I.e., how does 16:13-14 apply the gospel? How does it cover relevant issues? Etc.)

 

PRAY

Take prayer requests and pray. Close prayer by singing the Doxology together:

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below; 
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host: 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.