Gifted but Graceless

Studies in 1 Corinthians

A cosmopolitan city of over a quarter of a million people; centre of arts and culture; host to prestigious sporting events; a commercial crossroads; a melting pot of various spiritualities with entertainment and sex at the top of the agenda – where are we?  21st century Cardiff?   Actually it’s 1st century Corinth!

Paul’s first extant letter to the Christian community in Corinth, written about four years after he had founded the church in 51 AD on his second missionary journey, will form the back bone of our studies on Sunday mornings this year.  Paul’s responses to the reports he had received about the church in Corinth as well as the questions the Christians in Corinth had sent him are highly relevant to us today.  Issues such as the relationship between Christians and their surrounding pagan culture, divisions within the church, the ordering of church worship, the use of spiritual gifts, matters of personal morality, sex and marriage, and basic Christian beliefs like the resurrection of Jesus have contemporary significance for us all as we seek to be and do church in our 21st century setting.

All services in this series:

Title Description
The Grace Agenda 16 Jan - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Phil Jenkins - 1 Cor 1:1-3
The Grand Plan 30 Jan - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 1: 4-9
The Party Spirit 06 Feb - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Simon Price - 1 Cor 1:10-17
The Message of the Cross 13 Feb - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Phil Jenkins - 1 Cor 1:18-25
Messengers of Weakness 20 Feb - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 1:26-2:5
The Wisdom of God 27 Feb - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Simon Price - 1 Cor 2:6-16
Only God Makes Things Grow 13 Mar - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 3:1-9
Building to Last 13 Mar - Evening Service - 6:30pm - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 3:10-23
The Cost of Leadership 03 Apr - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 4:1-21
Spare the rod and spoil the church 01 May - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Phil Jenkins - 1 Cor 5:1-13
Love, Law and Liberty 15 May - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Simon Price - 1 Cor 6
Marriage Matters 22 May - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Phil Jenkins - 1 Cor 7
Idolatry Then and Now 29 May - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 8
Motives and Methods in Evangelism 05 Jun - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Phil Jenkins - 1 Cor 9
Living for God's Glory 19 Jun - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 10
Patterns in Worship 03 Jul - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Phil Jenkins - 1 Cor 11:1-16
The Meal with a Message 03 Jul - Evening Service - 6:30pm - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 11:17-34
The Gifts of the Spirit 10 Jul - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 12:1-11
One Body, Many Parts 17 Jul - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Simon Price - 1 Cor 12:12-31
All you need is Love 24 Jul - Morning Service - 10:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 13
Worship in Spirit and Truth 31 Jul - Morning Service - 10:30am - Rev Phil Jenkins - 1 Cor 14:1-25
Why does the Resurrection matter? 11 Sep - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 15:1-34
How does the Resurrection matter? 11 Sep - Evening Service - 6:30pm - Rev Simon Price - 1 Cor 15:35-37
A Good News Church 25 Sep - Morning Service - 09:30am - Rev Peter Baker - 1 Cor 15:58 -16:24

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