This week’s readings: 1 Corinthians 1–7
Don’t forget to record your impressions and read the ideas outlined in the Come, Follow Me manuals on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
This scriptural insight comes fromVerse by Verse: Volume 2 by Andrew C. Skinner and D. Kelly Ogden.
In a place where several temples were dedicated to Apollo, Aphrodite, and others, Paul taught about the temple of the true God, which is the Church of Jesus Christ. The temple of God spoken of in these verses is the body of believers in Christ, that is, his Church, and “the Spirit of God dwelleth among or within you [plural].” If any man defiles the temple of God—meaning an apostate who distorts the doctrine and draws away disciples after him—he will be destroyed by God.
These ideas and topics are compiled from Come, Follow Me and have been adapted for specific situations. Check out the manuals online for more ideas, or come up with your own as you study!
One of the themes in the beginning of Corinthians is wisdom. As you study together this week, you might list descriptions of what it means to be wise. Then you can discuss how you as a couple can develop more wisdom as you strengthen your marriage, raise a family, or serve the Lord in other ways.
As you study the first several chapters of Corinthians, you might focus on the phrase “milk before meat.” As you ponder what this phrase means, you can think about and record the development of your own testimony over the years, or even since beginning the Come, Follow Me curriculum. Then you can share your testimony with another person this week.
For families with young children:
While Paul focuses on sexual purity in these chapters, you might consider applying his teachings to your younger children by talking about bodies and why they are sacred. You might sing Primary songs about bodies or play a game (like a matching game or a seek-and-find game with pictures) that helps your children identify things that are good for their bodies or bad for their bodies.
For families with teens:
We learn in this week’s readings that the Corinthian Saints were struggling to be united. Perhaps as you study these chapters in Corinthians, you can have family members identify verses that describe unity or discord and then talk about what they have in common. As you discover similar characteristics that invite unity or discord, you might choose to pick one way your family can build unity this week and review how it went next week. It might be something as simple as not arguing over responsibilities to listening to each other’s opinions to putting a picture of the Savior somewhere that it will remind you to be more like Him this week.
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