Book of 1 Corinthians

National Association of Christian Ministers Summary Series

The First Letter of Corinthians is a book of the New Testament in the Christian Bible, written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. The letter deals with various issues that were affecting the church at the time, such as divisions, immorality, and questions about Christian belief and practice.

Paul begins the letter by addressing the issue of divisions within the church. He reminds the Corinthians that they are all part of one body, and that they should not allow differences in leadership or spiritual gifts to create division.

The letter also deals with issues related to sexual morality, including cases of prostitution. Paul emphasizes the importance of sexual purity and encourages believers to avoid all forms of sexual immorality.

Paul also addresses questions about Christian practice, such as the role of women in the church and the practice of eating meat sacrificed to idols. He emphasizes the importance of love and unity within the church, while also recognizing the need to respect individual conscience and cultural practices.

The First Letter of Corinthians is a significant text for understanding early Christian beliefs and practices. Its teachings on the unity of the church, the importance of sexual purity, and the role of spiritual gifts continue to be relevant for Christians today.