In this collection of sermons based on Paul's first letter to the believers in Corinth, Brian Harbour responds to two deep needs within today's church: ?쐀iblical??preaching and help relating the church to a rapidly changing world. Through critical interpretation, Harbour seeks to explain the culture of Corinth and the strategies the church could have employed in response. This is a rich resource for those seeking the deeper insights of God's word, who want to struggle with both the difficult and the simple texts, who want to know how God's word to an isolated group of Christians on the cusp of change intersects with their lives today. Each volume of the Preaching the Word series consists of a collection of sermons preached through a book or books of the Bible. As in other commentaries, the author analyzes and seeks to interpret each passage. But Preaching the Word also exists as a testament to the Word preached, a homiletical commentary unfolding within a community of faith. Thus, this series allows us to approach the letters and histories of the New Testament as the first recipients did: as hearers of God's Word.