A Beautiful Mess: A Study of 1 Corinthians – Pt. 2 – Know the Backstory, Understand the Plot

Acts 18:1-18; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Backstory sheds light on a crucial element of the story that is needed to help the audience understand what’s happening and why.

  • Acts 18:1-18

“The problem was not that the church was in Corinth but that too much of Corinth was in the church.” – David Garland

  • 1 Corinthians 4:9-10
  • 1 Corinthians 1: 1-3
  • Acts 9:1-7

The Corinthians were not living Jesus-centered lives; they were living lives centered on self.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only story worth living for.