The church at Corinth gives us a glimpse into how the Kingdom landed and found shape in a rather typical First Century Roman city. There was nothing exceptional about the Corinthian church: just believers trying to learn how to walk out of familiar kingdoms of darkness and walk into the Kingdom of Light.
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- Have you ever been part of a church fight? What was it about? What went well in that conflict and what went poorly?
- The disciples argued (at least once) about who was the greatest. Why do we do that? What basic need or instinct is that sin trying to address?
- The name of the Lord Jesus is supposed to bring clarity to Christians in disagreement. Explain why that name should have conflict-resolving power.
- The cross of Jesus makes at least two bold statements. Identify each statement and unpack why they could be game-changers in a time of conflict.
Extend your small group discussion with the expanded guide for today’s message. It includes more questions and soul-training practices for you and your small group.