1 Corinthians

from the This Is the New Testament reading plan

1 Corinthians 1:4-9, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, Exodus 19:5-6, Jeremiah 7:21-23

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the New Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. This week, we move from the Gospels and Acts into the Pauline Epistles.

What Is 1 Corinthians? First Corinthians is a letter written by Paul to the church in Corinth. The Corinthian church was struggling to stay faithful to the gospel while living as a part of the larger, non-Christian Corinthian culture. With this in mind, Paul gave practical instruction on love and Christian unity, spiritual gifts and marriage, resurrection and the life of the Church.

How 1 Corinthians Fits Into the Story: First Corinthians contributes greatly to our understanding of Christian life, ministry, and relationships by showing us how the members of the Church—called the body of Christ—are to function together. Paul gave specific solutions to specific problems the Corinthian church faced. But the underlying answer to every question is the call to live Christ-centered lives in community, no matter the culture or circumstance. 

Reflection Questions: 
1. How has God called you into fellowship with our Lord, Jesus Christ? How does that fellowship connect you to other believers in the Church? 
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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60 thoughts on "1 Corinthians"

  1. Brandy Deruso says:

    Lord you are good and I thank you!

  2. McKenzie Lenz says:

    God has called me into fellowship with Jesus Christ by forgiving me of my sins and showing me that they only lead to death and destruction. Today’s reading has shown me the story of redemption by helping me understand that our relationship with Christ is meant to be a friendly one. ❤️

  3. Angie Jaramillo says:

    With God everything is about relationship! When you have fellowship with Christ it means if you talk to him… if you pray before a decision, or just talk to him about what concerns you….. and wait for Him to talk to you… through the Bible, through other sons and daughters of God, through circumstances…. I have a notebook where I write my relationship with Christ…. Sometimes I can’t feel him… sometimes I can feel him next to me…. but as much as you seek Him…. The more you will learn that He is real and present in your life!

  4. Angie Jaramillo says:

    I can really relate to 1 Co, as I have grown up in my faith… God has placed a bunch of people helping me in my Christian walking….. I fellowship with Christ…. But sometimes you need “a human” side by side…. Praying for and with you, encouraging in moments of struggle… and God also has used me with other brothers and sisters….. so the body is Christ is fundamental for our growth in faith

  5. Kelsey says:

    God calls us into a friendship, a relationship (fellowship) defined by love with Jesus Christ. This can be through prayer, bringing all concerns/insecurities/uncomfortable thoughts/hard decisions/praises to him, loving the people in our communities well (loving others is a way we can show our love for Jesus), entering into church community (small group, serving at church, worshiping at church), following him and being obedient according to what His word states, or through baptism and declaring your love and faith to the world! There are so many ways we can enter into fellowship with Jesus, even small steps.

  6. Robin Cole says:

    How has God called me to fellowship with Jesus?? I don’t understand what that even means

  7. Jody Lynn says:

    I have not been attending church regularly since Covid; and I’m feeling a calling to begin going to mass every Sunday again. I’ve also felt a calling to teach Sunday school. My youngest is a Junior in high school, and I think once he starts college, I will listen to this call and volunteer to teach a class. I also want to join a small group; but I don’t think my church has any. I may need to find one online (any suggestions??) and I definitely want to continue with SRT… I’ve learned so much about the Bible since the Advent 2020 study; and i have to admit, I did not even own a Bible until last year (cringe!) But since starting these studies, the Bible doesn’t seem so overwhelming to me anymore! And this sisterhood is just amazing!! ❤️

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