The church at Corinth was established by Paul on his second missionary journey. The book of 1 Corinthians gives us a good picture of the life of the early church. It deals with Christian conduct. It is essentially an epistle of correction.
The local church is where Christians who love God express love to each other. Where believers relate in Christ-likeness, we discover the blessings of brotherhood—unselfish giving, witnessing, togetherness, counsel, completeness and support.
We will have relationships with others all our lives. How do we build them? How do we blend, while acknowledging diversity? Is truth or love more important in a relationship? There are answers to be found from the One who made us all, and Who will help us to have mutually satisfactory relationships?
"Oh, for some good church life!" Restlessness because we want better church life has some good aspects to it. Vision and purpose in church life are good. So where do we find the perfect church?
Live and let live! Many roads lead to Heaven! How should the Christian relate to such views? Arm yourself with the mind of Christ, and cultivate an allegiance to Him that makes you live like someone who believes that the end of all things is at hand.
Christ has dreamed a dream: His dream is a perfectly glorious Bride. Do you share that dream with Him? Do you see it? Feel it? Live in it? Seven rock-solid glories from Hebrews 12 to admire and strive for.
In these days when the issues of skin color and ethnicity are the underlying factor in riots, bigotry, and unrest, the Christian turns to the Word of God to learn from the Author of Life how to relate to them. What difference does ethnic origin make to Him? to the church? in eternity?