Stronger (1 Corinthians) August 2017 Corinth was well known for its debauchery. And yet in the heart of a city famous for rampant sin and lawlessness the good news of Jesus Christ took root. The church in Corinth faced similar pressures from outside culture as we do today. The book of 1 Corinthians is Paul’s attempt to encourage these embattled believers to press on and live differently for the sake of the gospel. Filled with practical insight on Christian living and deep theological truth, 1 Corinthians is just as relevant to the church today as it was almost 2000 years ago.