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The First Letter to the Corinthians
St. Paul arrived in the prosperous city of Corinth on his second missionary journey in 51/52 AD. He spent eighteen months preaching successfully in Corinth and converting the head of the local Jewish Synagogue along with many other Jews and Gentiles. Paul was on his third missionary journey and staying in Ephesus when he received a letter from Corinth concerning problems within the church and asking for Paul's instruction. His response was his First Letter to the Corinthians, written in about 54 AD. Paul urged them to correct abuses in their faith community by promoting holiness and unity, and he answered their questions concerning morality, marriage, celibacy, the Eucharist, and the resurrection of the body. Many of the problems facing the Corinthian Christians are the same problems we experience in defending our faith and the teachings of the Church against the moral attitudes of modern society. Paul's Holy-Spirit guided instruction to the Corinthians continues to be relevant to us in our faith communities today.
|Lesson 1||March 8, 2017||Introduction and Chapter 1-2||Handouts|
|Lesson 2||March 15, 2017||
Part I: Addressing the Community's Problems
|Lesson 3||March 22, 2017||
Part I: Addressing the Community's Problems Continued
Part II: Answers to the Corinthians' Questions
|Lesson 4||March 29, 2017||Chapters 8 and 9|| |
|Lesson 5||April 5, 2017||Chapters 10 and 11|| |
|No Lesson||April 12, 2017||Holy Week|| |
|Lesson 6||April 19, 2017||Chapters 12 and 13|| |
|Lesson 7||April 26, 2017||Chapters 14 and 15|| |
|Lesson 8||May 3, 2017||Chapters 16|| |
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