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1 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Bible Study Welcome to our Introduction Session !

2 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now What? Where? When? Why? Who? How?

3 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now What? The Apostle Paul’s First Letter to the Church at Corinth

4 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Where?

5 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now When?

6 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Why? I Corinthians is the timeless practical address to the local church. It is probably more relevant today than it has ever been.

7 Why Study I Corinthians? The Same Sins & Problems! (Lust, Idolatry, Sexual Impurity, Pride, etc.) Israel & Moses I Cor. 10: 1-11 Corinth & Paul I Cor st Century Christians Me & You Today God’s Solution I Cor. 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. KJV

8 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Who? Lead Teacher: Class Leaders:

9 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now How? A 5-step learning process: 1Individual study and question response 2Group discussion guided by questions 3Lesson – lecture by class leaders plus Q & A 4Lesson Notes & Worksheet 5Additional resources for enrichment

10 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now How? Class Agenda: Gather, Organize, Prayer & Praise Discussion Groups Lesson Q & A Closing Dismiss

11 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now How? Discussion Groups Process: 1Review questions, at least 2 people give their responses to each question. 2Cover all questions in time (20-30 minutes). 3Note differences in Bible versions that aid understanding. 4Note any points remaining unclear after group review.

12 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now How? Discussion Groups Process: 5 Confidentiality: avoid negative comments toward a member of the group who has shared personal or private information do not repeat personal or private information outside the group without the specific direct permission of the originator

13 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now How? Discussion Groups Structure: 2 to 8 people demographic matching (e.g. women, 20 to 25 years) no 2 persons from same household

14 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now How? Discussion Groups Structure: flexible per class attendance intra-group communication lines must be inclusive may change by attrition or for personal reasons over the year

15 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now How? Class Operating Parameters: Punctuality Preparedness Be where you are Other

16 I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Session Two – Overview & Salutation Be ready; prepare your written responses for the Worksheet.


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