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  • Publisher: Crossway/Good News Publishers
  • Publication Date: November 2015
  • ISBN: FUM9781433512001

1 Corinthians: The Word of the Cross (Preaching the Word)

Um, Stephen T.

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The apostle Paul wrote 1 Corinthians to a church struggling with their identity as Christians. Designed to help modern readers understand and apply this biblical letter to their own lives--especially when it comes to fighting sin and interacting with a fallen world--this commentary by pastor Stephen Um explains the biblical text with clarity and insight. Part of Crossway's award-winning Preaching the Word commentary series, this volume uses powerful illustrations, engaging anecdotes, and practical applications to help readers truly engage with God's Word in a powerful and authentic way. Furthermore, pastors, teachers, and small group leaders will find valuable assistance in preparing to lead others through the biblical text.

Table of Contents:
  1. Surprised by Encouragement (1:1–9)
  2. The Appeal of Unity (1:10–17)
  3. Rewriting the Storyline (1:18—2:5)
  4. A New Understanding of Community (2:6–16)
  5. God-Given Growth (3:1–9)
  6. The Architecture of Community (3:10–23)
  7. A Proper Evaluation (4:1–13)
  8. The Indispensability of Authority (4:14–21)
  9. The Grace of Discipline (5:1–13)
  10. Grace and Grievances (6:1–11)
  11. Sex (6:12–20)
  12. The Beauty of Marriage (7:1–16)
  13. On Calling (7:17–24)
  14. Singleness (7:25–40)
  15. The Right Use of Rights (8:1–13)
  16. The End(s) of Entitlement (9:1–18)
  17. An Effective Witness (9:19–27)
  18. Escaping Idolatry (10:1–22)
  19. The Glory of God and the Good of Neighbor (10:23—11:1)
  20. Issues in the Worshiping Community (11:2–16)
  21. Discerning the Body (11:17–34)
  22. A Gift-Giving God (12:1–11)
  23. The Gift of Interdependence (12:12–31a)
  24. What Is Love? (12:31b—13:13)
  25. An Upbuilding Project (14:1–25)
  26. Order out of Chaos (14:26–40)
  27. The Power of the Gospel (15:1–11)
  28. Resurrection (15:12–34)
  29. The Resurrection Body (15:35–49)
  30. Victory over Death (15:50–58)
  31. A Community of Reconciliation (16:1–11)
  32. A Common Bond (16:12–24)

About the Author

Stephen Um (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is senior minister of Citylife Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and president of the Center for Gospel Culture. He serves on the board of directors for the Gospel Coalition, is an adjunct faculty member at a number of theological seminaries, and is an associate training director for Redeemer City to City Asia. He is the author of several books and articles and the coauthor of Why Cities Matter.

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The apostle Paul wrote 1 Corinthians to a church struggling with their identity as Christians. Designed to help modern readers understand and apply this biblical letter to their own lives--especially when it comes to fighting sin and interacting with a fallen world--this commentary by pastor Stephen Um explains the biblical text with clarity and insight. Part of Crossway's award-winning Preaching the Word commentary series, this volume uses powerful illustrations, engaging anecdotes, and practical applications to help readers truly engage with God's Word in a powerful and authentic way. Furthermore, pastors, teachers, and small group leaders will find valuable assistance in preparing to lead others through the biblical text.

Table of Contents:
  1. Surprised by Encouragement (1:1–9)
  2. The Appeal of Unity (1:10–17)
  3. Rewriting the Storyline (1:18—2:5)
  4. A New Understanding of Community (2:6–16)
  5. God-Given Growth (3:1–9)
  6. The Architecture of Community (3:10–23)
  7. A Proper Evaluation (4:1–13)
  8. The Indispensability of Authority (4:14–21)
  9. The Grace of Discipline (5:1–13)
  10. Grace and Grievances (6:1–11)
  11. Sex (6:12–20)
  12. The Beauty of Marriage (7:1–16)
  13. On Calling (7:17–24)
  14. Singleness (7:25–40)
  15. The Right Use of Rights (8:1–13)
  16. The End(s) of Entitlement (9:1–18)
  17. An Effective Witness (9:19–27)
  18. Escaping Idolatry (10:1–22)
  19. The Glory of God and the Good of Neighbor (10:23—11:1)
  20. Issues in the Worshiping Community (11:2–16)
  21. Discerning the Body (11:17–34)
  22. A Gift-Giving God (12:1–11)
  23. The Gift of Interdependence (12:12–31a)
  24. What Is Love? (12:31b—13:13)
  25. An Upbuilding Project (14:1–25)
  26. Order out of Chaos (14:26–40)
  27. The Power of the Gospel (15:1–11)
  28. Resurrection (15:12–34)
  29. The Resurrection Body (15:35–49)
  30. Victory over Death (15:50–58)
  31. A Community of Reconciliation (16:1–11)
  32. A Common Bond (16:12–24)

About the Author

Stephen Um (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is senior minister of Citylife Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and president of the Center for Gospel Culture. He serves on the board of directors for the Gospel Coalition, is an adjunct faculty member at a number of theological seminaries, and is an associate training director for Redeemer City to City Asia. He is the author of several books and articles and the coauthor of Why Cities Matter.

  • Cover Type:
  • 368 Pages
  • Publisher: Crossway/Good News Publishers
  • Publication Date: November 2015
  • ISBN: FUM9781433512001