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Advancing the Gospel
1 Corinthians was authored by Paul to the Corinthian church. Although the letter covers many topics, the dominant theme is of unity for the purpose of advancing the gospel. The book’s introduction from the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible reads:
The Corinthian church is characterized by a lack of appreciation for the holiness God requires of his people. Because the church is the dwelling place of God’s Spirit, its people should aspire to unity (1 Cor. 3:12–16) through mutual edification in four ways. They are to be sensitive to those fragile in faith, to win the lost through culturally sensitive evangelism, to conduct worship services so as to win unbelievers, and to use spiritual gifts not for personal pride but to serve one another in love.
In this 9-day devotional, read through the entire book of 1 Corinthians with devotional readings corresponding to select passages adapted from the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible.
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