Drawing together his argument from the first two and half chapters, Paul emphasises that salvation is by grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ.
In this section the teacher explores the tension between the certainty of death and the uncertainty that life throws at us. We are commanded to seek joy in what God has allotted us.
God’s people choose to ignore God, and the devastating result of sin is realised amongst the community.
In the city of Corinth we are reminded that the gospel is powerful in every situation and must be shared.
In a confronting sequence of events, the believers of the early church are given an important lesson about the danger of hypocrisy among believers.