Paul's letters to the Corinthians speak to the concerns of today's headlines. Sexual escapades among church leaders, lawsuits between disgruntled church members, and unethical fiscal practices in Christian institutions seem to parade across our television screens. Instead of being noticeably different from the world, the church has often mirrored its surroundings. What would God say to churches and individuals who have strayed from his truth?
God spoke nearly two thousand years ago through Paul to the Christians in decadent Corinth, a city similar to many communities today. Paul wrote letters, now known as 1 & 2 Cointhians, urging believers to focus on Christ, forsake immortality, settle their differences, reject false teachers, and love each other. These personal and powerful epistles, written first to believers in ancient Greece, present truths and principles that apply to our generation as well.
About the Series Written by the team who designed and wrote the Life Application Study Bible, this commentary series provides valuable insights on how to apply God's Word to life today. Every serious student of the Bible wants to understand the text, to discover the biblical principles, and to apply those timeless truths to his or her life. The Life Application Bible Commentary series delivers all of this and more.
Each volume features a thorough introduction followed by extensive and practical commentary. Throughout, you will find:
charts and diagrams
classic quotes from noted Christian thinkers
The Life Application Bible Commentary series is ideal for individuals studying the Bible personally; for Bible teachers leading small groups, classes, and seminars; and for pastors preparing their sermons.