First Corinthians - Women's Bible Study Streaming Video Session 1

Living Love When We Disagree

First Corinthians - Women's Bible Study Streaming Video Session 1
Author Melissa Spoelstra
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 8/2016
Binding Digital Media
ISBN 9781501860188
Retail Price $4.99
Relationships are messy. We're all different and imperfect, and we can struggle to get along--especially with those who disagree with us. Often we find ourselves divided--even as Christians. How can we work out our differences and disagreements with humility and grace, always showing the love of Christ, while still remaining true to what we believe?

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth about this very thing. The cultural backdrop of Corinth was even more overtly sinful than our culture today, yet Paul boldly encouraged the Corinthian Christians not to ridicule one another or outsiders but to work together to show the love of Christ. In this six-week study we will explore Paul's first letter to the Corinthians to learn how we as Christians are to deal with differences and divisions--whether in the workplace, neighborhood, school, home, social media community, or church. We'll discover that the answer is living and sharing the radical love of Jesus Christ, and we'll unpack what this means and how we can live it out day by day.

In this first session, Melissa explores why unity matters to God—and should matter to us, unpacks the difference between unity and uniformity, and discusses how our identity in Christ gives us a starting point for dealing with disagreement. She also shares a practical tool for discerning the difference between foundational and secondary issues.

The full DVD contains six video segments featuring Melissa's dynamic teaching (approximately 25-30 minutes each) for use during the group sessions, and offers closed captioning.

Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook, Leader Guide, DVD, and boxed Leader Kit.