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The problems that plagued Corinth - immaturity, carnality, worldly influences, division, style wars and the like - are still present today. Find out the comparisons and how to find peace in God despite the world around us.

We all know that division causes problems - but where does it really come from? Paul gives us insights and warnings that any one of us could be the cause of division in our church. Find out the qualities of a good and bad leader.

At first blush, God's wisdom seems so elementary, so foolish even. We as humans love to debate and create big complicated philosophies. Instead, the Apostle Paul shows us how to simplify our understanding to know the REAL wisdom of God.

We are all construction workers. What kind of a builder are you in God's building project? Are you the sloppy, get it done fast kind - or an expert builder. Find out how to become a master tradesman in God's kingdom.

How do you deal with sin - in your life, or in the life of someone else? Paul gives us some adivse in how to keep sin away without ruining our relationships.

When we first come to Christ we are tempted to make radical changes to our lives in order to prove our devotion to God. But there are some dangers there - and Paul addresses these in answer to a perplexing question.

How free should you be as a Christian - especially when dealing with younger, less mature believers. Paul addresses a difficult subject as freedom and legalism are compared. The answers may surprise you.

In chapter 9, we explore having the Lord as your avocation

Many of us want to bypass trial and temptation - but God says there is no "Fast Pass" around difficulty. In fact, we need to learn from the mistakes of others in order to learn patience and the way to withstand temptation.

Men and women, head coverings, improper use of communion - Paul tackles these and other controversial subjects in this chapter - we look at the one key verse that makes it all make sense.

Learn about the Context, Motivation, and Operation of the gifts of the Spirit as we study this chapter. Learn the four keys to living life as a part of the body of Christ.

The gifts of the Spirit have split churches and keep Christians apart

When it comes to understanding God, logic is important - but when we use human standards of logic we can miss God completely. Find out what illogical ideas people have about God. This study also explains ways to tell why you believe what you believe.

We spend many hours and much effort to make our present bodies better. While there's nothing wrong with it, we should also be preparing to get our new bodies - ones that won't decay or atrophy.

Should the church dissolve since our president has declared that we are not a Christian nation? The numbers of people claiming to be Christians has dropped dramatically. The question is, is the cross still relevant in this post-Christian world?

Often times we think of our society today as so different from Bible times. But it may surprise you that the things facing the Corinthians are much the same as today, and so is God\'s grace!

You might never think of yourself as worshiping your pastor. But that\'s just what has happening in Corinth and it happens in churches all over the world to this day. What are the dangers, how to spot it, and how to avoid it are the subject of part two in Lessons in How Not To Be A Christian.