Here we have our final stop in 1 Corinthians for the year, once again focusing on the issue of resurrection. We see that God is not done with this place or these bodies, and we should not have our eyes on escape, but instead place our hope in resurrection.
Paul brings our attention to the resurrection of the dead, and we are reminded that our hope is not to “go to heaven” when we die, but to experience bodily resurrection, like Christ.
Jumping to 1 Corinthians 15, Paul brings our focus to the bodily death and resurrection of Jesus.
We take a deep look at the famous “love passage” here in 1 Corinthians, finding not instructions for marriage, but instructions for the church. We are to love not only those who are easy to love, but those who aren’t.
We continue working through 1 Corinthians 12, finding Paul identifying the Corinthian church as the body of Christ. We look at what this means for us.
We begin moving through the latter section of 1 Corinthians, talking about Spiritual Gifts, the source of those gifts, and the way those gifts function in the church.