1 and 2 Corinthians are both letters from Paul to the people of Corinth. 1 Corinthians is the longest letter written containing 16 chapters. Corinth was a very important city in Paul's time. It was a city known for its Greek culture, busy commercial city that brought all kinds of people together from all over the world.

In his letters to the Corinthians, Paul was very concerned that the Christian church in Corinth shouldn't make a compromise with the morality or immorality customary in a pagan society, which is what Corinth mainly was.

The way Paul deals with the problem is very unique. He doesn't tell everyone of Corinth that they should all get on the same page and think identically, and he doesn't say that someone of authority should tell them what to do either. What he does do though is encourage a unity of spirit and purpose that allows the groups to learn from others.

For the next several weeks, we will be diving into 1 Corinthians and in this book you can expect to hear Paul address and correct the immorality and divisions that had risen among the people of Corinth.

God, I am open to whatever You want to teach throughout the book of 1 Corinthians. I am ready to receive the truth You have for me. Help me to learn new things about Your Word. In Your Son's name, Amen.