5. Worship, Sacrament, and Conflict in the Corinthian ChurchLet us consider how Paul structured worship and leadership in the Corinthian church, as well as how he handled conflict within the church body to maintain growth and faithfulness.
4. Paul and the Church in CorinthPaul's leadership and communication with the church in Corinth in the first century provides a basic framework that we can use to explore the application of an online church today.
The Humiliation of WisdomAt the cross, God gave the ultimate demonstration of reorienting the world, a revelation of the ways in which God’s priorities often did not align with the priorities of humanity. By yielding to the cross, Jesus Christ embodied a narrative that Israel’s prophets had proclaimed centuries before—that God’s ways were not the ways of humanity, and that God had chosen the path of weakness to shame the strength of the world.