The city of ancient Corinth in its day was like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York all rolled into one. Sexual immorality, pagan idolatry, materialism, superficiality, and individualism marked the Corinthian culture and plagued the Corinthian church. Paul wrote 1 Corinthians to address these issues to teach Corinthian Christians how to live undefiled lives, in harmony with one another, in order to impact a fallen and depraved culture for Christ.
The same controversies, temptations, and divisions that rocked the Corinthian church are no less prevalent in the daily life of our modern Christian churches today. Yet there are very few contemporary commentaries on 1 Corinthians.
That is why The Lectio Continua Commentary: First Corinthians by pastor Kim Riddlebarger is so timely.
The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament is a new exegetical-expository commentary series published by Tolle Lege Press. The series, edited by Jon D. Payne, will be authored by sixteen ministers from five countries representing ten different Reformed denominations. The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary seeks to be rigorously exegetical, God-centered, redemptive-historical, sin-exposing, Gospel-trumpeting and teeming with practical application. It aims to encourage ministers, elders, seminarians and interested laypeople to rediscover the profound spiritual benefits of systematic expository preaching; that is, the faithful preaching of the whole counsel of God, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book. It also endeavors, by the power of the Spirit, to help Christ's kingdom disciples to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.