Paul's first letter to the Corinthians address issues such as living a godly life even in a corrupt culture, being unified
as one body without competition, maintaining the priority of sexual and moral purity within the church, understanding more
completely the role of spiritual gifts in the context of the church, embracing love as the greatest virtue that must live
within their hearts, maintaining orderly worship with proper respect toward one another, and keeping the hope of the resurrection
burning brightly in their hearts. This instructive book contains many wonderful teachings that Paul gave to the young church
that will impact your life as well. Second Corinthians is one of the most personal and intimate of all of Paul's epistles.
He opened his heart to the church of Corinth, told them secrets of his miracle encounters with Jesus, and instructed them
how to live in one continual triumph after another. For now we see but a faint reflection of riddles and mysteries as though
reflected in a mirror, but one day we will see face to face. My understanding is incomplete now, but one day I will understand
everything just as everything about me has been fully understood.
And until then, there are three things which remain:
faith, hope, and love-yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run! 1