If you go through Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, you will see that he addresses many of the same concerns that are currently making headlines: scandals, promiscuity, disputes and controversies, and issues of affluence vs poverty. Clearly, the early Christians' challenges were similar to ours in many ways. Paul's messages to the Corinthians on division, immorality, persecution, and other tribulations provide much-needed wisdom for our own times.
Tim Gray's instructive and fascinating study of First Corinthians, which includes St. Paul's teaching on the Eucharist, grace, the Church, and other topics, provides the necessary support for living as a Christian in a pagan world.
This pack is what every leader needs to begin First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community.
- 4-DVD Set (11, 30-minute videos presented by Tim Gray)
- Study Set
Each participant and small-group facilitator should have a Study Set, which includes session overviews, questions and responses, and talk notes.
The Study Set is used during each step of the program:
- The session overviews and questions are needed for Home Preparation and Small-Group Discussion.
- The talk notes are needed during the Video Presentations.
- The responses are need for the Review of Responses.