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September 30 (registration dedadline)

How Do I Live as a Christian in the Midst of a Pagan Culture?
Join us for a Bible study on First Corinthians at the St. Stephen Church Hall at 7:00 pm on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19; December 3; January 14, 21, 28; February 18, 25 and March 3, 10. Please call the St. Stephen parish office (320-251-1520) to register by September 30 so materials can be ordered.
Cost: $30. Questions call Julie Gillen at 320-248-6823.
If you page through Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, you will see that he addresses many of the same topics that appear in the news headlines today: scandals, promiscuity, debates and controversies, and issues related to prosperity versus poverty. Clearly, the struggles faced by the early Christians are in many ways similar to our own. Paul’s messages to the Corinthians about divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials offer much-needed wisdom for our own times.
First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community explores the key elements of the gospel message that Paul introduced to a new and growing Church. Presenter
Tim Gray examines Paul’s advice for living an authentic Christian life in a pagan culture as well as his teachings about the nature of grace, the Church as the body of Christ, and the most powerful gift of all—the Eucharist.

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