Study of St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians
Our 2020 Bible Study program begins with The Study of St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.
Our 10-week Bible Study program takes place Tuesday evenings at 7:30 P.M. and is repeated Thursday mornings at 9:30 A.M. In September 2020, we will continue our study with a 7-week program, Second Corinthians.
First Corinthians deals with divisions in the believing community at Corinth and the harm that they inflict on 'the Body of Christ.' Paul also deals with many individual ethical problems in the community of which he has become aware through letters and contacts. Paul instructs the community concerning true wisdom; the sin of idolatry; the Lord's Supper; the role of God's ministers; the supreme importance of love; of gifts of the Spirit; and the nature of the resurrection. The community of Corinth could easily be our own—struggling for unity in the midst of conflict, and discovering weaknesses and strengths. In this study, Paul invites you to find unity in the Gospel message. Second Corinthians, you will come to know the forceful but loving character of Paul, one of the best figures in the early Church. No other letter from Paul is so revealing of Paul's personality. Paul likens the ministry of Apostles as that of being ambassadors of God whose message is one of reconciliation. Arguing from his own experience of discipleship and ministry, Paul continues to promote unity in a divided and confused Corinth by reflecting on his own weaknesses as an opportunity to find strength in Christ. He calls the Corinthians to generosity in care for the poor who live outside their own community.
Why is it important to study the scriptures?
Studying the scriptures can help us know the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, give us power to resist temptation, and strengthen us in our challenges.
LEADERS OF THE MINISTRY