Today, we begin a grand adventure in the pages of scripture with the help of this Fall’s 2017 bible study, All Things New by Kelly Minter. This study focuses on the book of 2 Corinthians. This epistle to the church at Corinth was most likely written during the winter of A.D. 55 while Paul was in Macedonia.
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:1,2
In the days of Paul, Corinth was a prosperous and diverse city with a location ideally suited for commercial trade and travel. This city had a very mixed population consisting of Romans, Jews, Phrygians, and Phoenicians. Along with all of this prosperity, Corinth hosted a darker side of life. These cultural behaviors led the Greeks to coin the phrase, korinthiazesthai, to describe what it meant to live with drunken and immoral debauchery like a Corinthian*. Paul in this letter writes to the church to plead his case, to speak on suffering, to encourage the believers to endure, to know how to handle those who teach falsehood, and to understand the need for sound doctrine.
My hope is that you will join me on this journey. Click here for the details.
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