Series card - Confronting Corinthians 

1 Corinthians
This Series aims to help us understand the problems facing the Corinthian church and what Paul said about them: both his censures and his solutions.
Lord, as we see how Paul confronted the issues in the Corinthian church with honesty and love, help us to confront the issues in our own church.
May we look with honest eyes at what we should have done, or could be doing, better.
Be with us as we move forward into the second year of this vacancy period, helping us to love one another more deeply and
establishing us more firmly in the gospel of your grace. Amen


Week 1 – 2nd September
Introduction to Corinthians
Leading: Rachel Leonard 
Speaking: Rev Dr David Instone–Brewer
Reading: Acts 18:1-4, 18-28, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9  
Week 2 – 9th September
Why are you divided by loyalty to leaders?
Leading: Mary Bingham
Speaking: David Wadsworth
Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17, 3:1-9
Week 3 – 16th September
Why are you proud of your wisdom?
Leading: Cath Price            
Speaking: Rev Chris Duffett
Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 & 3:18-23
Week 423rd September
Why do you tolerate sin?
Leading: Nicola Grieves & Liz Wadworth
Speaking: Sam Richards
Reading: 1 Corinthians 5:1-12
Week 530th September
Why is there conflict between you?
Leading: Cath Price
Speaking: Rev Alison Myers
Reading: 1 Corinthians 6: 1-11
Week 67th October
Why do you put your understanding of God ahead of others’ understanding?
Leading: David Wadsworth
Speaking: Elsie Salmon
 Reading: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Week 714th October
Why do you disrespect communion?
Leading:  Jonathan Buwert
Speaking: Rev Chris Duffett
Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Week 821st October
Why aren’t all of you bringing your own gifts?
Leading: Mary Bingham
Speaking: Nigel Taylor
Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:27
Week 928th October
What is the alternative?
Leading: Liz Wadsworth
Speaking: Rev Barbara Garwood
Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Week 104th November
What hope do we stand on?
Leading: David Wadsworth
Speaking: Rev Dr Janet Tollington
Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-58