01 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 “United in Christ”

01 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 “United in Christ”

 Here is a series of reflective questions based on the sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:1-3:

Reflective Questions:

Paul’s Divine Calling:

  1. How does understanding Paul’s divine calling and authority as an apostle affect your view of the messages he conveys in his letters?
  2. In what ways do you recognize a divine calling in your own life? How has God called you to serve in your current context?
  3. Reflect on a time when you felt God’s clear direction in your life. How did you respond, and what was the outcome?

Partnership in the Gospel:

4. Who are the “Sosthenes” in your life—people who support and partner with you in your spiritual journey? How can you strengthen these partnerships?

5. How can you foster a spirit of unity and collaboration within your church or community to advance the gospel?

6. Reflect on a ministry or project you are involved in. How can you better work with others to achieve the mission God has set before you?

The Church of God in Corinth:

7. What does it mean to you personally to be part of “the church of God”? How does this identity influence your daily life and interactions with others?

8. How do you see the concept of sanctification—being set apart for God’s purposes—manifesting in your life?

9. Reflect on your local church community. How can you contribute to its sanctification and mission?

Sanctified and Called:

10. In what areas of your life do you feel God is calling you to grow in holiness? What steps can you take to pursue this growth?

11. How do you balance the understanding that sanctification is both an initial act and an ongoing process in your Christian walk?

12. Reflect on a recent experience where you felt challenged to live out your calling as a saint. How did you respond, and what did you learn from that experience?

Universal Fellowship:

13. How does recognizing the global community of believers impact your perspective on the body of Christ?

14. What practical steps can you take to support and pray for the global church, especially those facing persecution or hardship?

15. Reflect on any divisions or conflicts within your local church. How can you be a catalyst for unity and reconciliation?

Blessings of Grace and Peace:

16. How have you experienced God’s grace and peace in your life recently? Share a specific example.

17. In what ways can you extend the grace and peace you have received to others in your daily interactions?

18. Reflect on a time when you felt overwhelmed or anxious. How did seeking God’s grace and peace help you navigate that situation?

General Reflection:

19. What is the most significant insight you gained from this sermon, and how will it influence your walk with Christ?

20. How can you apply the main themes of Paul’s authority, partnership, identity, calling, and blessings in your personal and communal life?

21. Spend some time in prayer, asking God to help you live out the truths and challenges presented in this sermon. What specific actions is He leading you to take?

These questions are designed to help you delve deeper into the sermon’s themes and apply its teachings to your life.