First Corinthians Bible Study by Melissa Spoelstra

First Corinthians

Relationships are messy. Sometimes we struggle to get along. Often we find ourselves divided–even as Christians. Learn to work out differences and disagreements with humility and grace.


First Corinthians- Living Love When We Disagree

6 Week Online Bible Study

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Course Description
First Corinthians Bible Cafe™ Study!! 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.

Learn how to have open-ended discussions about modern topics and opportunities to cultivate unity- even when we disagree.

The Apostle Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians as a guide for handling disagreements in communities.In a time when society is so quick to judge others, Paul taught the Corinthians to stand above and live in love, even when it seemed impossible. Perhaps today we need to show love to those around us, even when we don’t have the same perspective. Everything is not all about ourselves, and Melissa Spoelstra’s study First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree gives practical advice on how to treat those around us in a loving, God-honoring way.

While we’re not always in disagreement with our fellow Christians, we may be divided in our families, neighborhoods, workplaces and communities. When we apply the Scriptures to our culture today, we’re presented with places for living love. When you participate in this study you’ll learn the Biblical methods for unity even when we disagree. 

Required Book (not included)

Spoelstra, Melissa. First Corinthians: Learning Love When We Disagree. Abingdon Press, 2016.


Bible Cafe™ First Corinthians Study Resources

First Corinthians: Living Love Even When We Disagree by Melissa Spoelstra available from Abingdon, ChristianBooks, Amazon or other favorite bookstores. If you live internationally, we recommend the Kindle book which you can read on a tablet device or your computer.

“Living Love When We Disagree” is so timely in today’s cultural climate! Our leaders perceived this study to be very relevant to our lives. We’ll explore how to stay in unity when we disagree on denomination topics such as speaking in tongues or the role of women in the church. Or topics such as political elections. Even topics such as shadow banning and hiding Christian content from social media and search engine sites. Often we avoid the discussion because we don’t know how to find the common ground of unity.

This study covers these Christian topics: Communication, Rebellion, Differences, Unity and Love.



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