Summer Series Engagement

1. Follow along with our Faith IRL sermon series from 6/2 to 8/11 this summer by listening here:

2. Read 1 Corinthians over the 11 weeks of the series and do the weekly engagement tasks below:

Week 1 (6/2) - 1 Corinthians 1

Week 2 (6/9) - 1 Corinthians 2

Week 3 (6/16) - 1 Corinthians 3

Week 4 (6/23) - 1 Corinthians 4

Week 5 (6/30)  - 1 Corinthians 5

Week 6 (7/7) - 1 Corinthians 6

Week 7 (7/14) - 1 Corinthians 7

Week 8 (7/21) - 1 Corinthians 8 & 9

Week 9 (7/28) - 1 Corinthians 10 & 11

Week 10 (8/4) - 1 Corinthians 12 & 13

Week 11 (8/11) - 1 Corinthians 14 & 15

Week 1 Engagement Tasks (6/2)

Take some time this week to read about the city of Corinth. It will help you further understand the context of Paul’s letter.

Read 1 Corinthians chapter 1 in its entirety several times. Try reading it in another translation. Pay attention to words or phrases that stand out to you.

Where are the places in your life that are ‘complicated and messy’? What do you long to see happen? Take time to write this prayer to God.  

Take time to reflect on some specific ways God is inviting you to partner with Him as you move into your summer?

Week 2 Engagement Tasks (6/9)

Read 1 Corinthians chapter 2 slowly and thoughtfully.

In what areas of your life have you been tempted to rely on your own strengths and wisdom or some form of ‘self help?’

What does surrendering your own attempts at change look like? Where are the places you find resistance? What draws you toward surrender? Spend some time in prayer talking to God about this.

The message talked about the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives - to indwell,  search/reveal, and teach. How do you need the Holy Spirit’s empowerment in your life today? Where do you need His indwelling? How do you need the Spirit to search your heart and reveal His truth? Where are you in need of teaching? Take a moment and ask Him to do this for and with you.

Week 3 Engagement Tasks (6/16)

Take time to slowly read through 1 Corinthians 3. Now read 3:6-15 again. What words or phrases stand out to you?  


What legacy did you receive from your family — your father, mother, and grandparents? Who or what did it point you toward as most important? Take time to reflect and journal about it.


Take time to prayerfully reflect on the 3 points of the message: What is my role? What is my goal? How is my soul? What is God inviting you to address in these 3 areas? What is your first step? 

Week 4 Engagement Tasks (6/23)

Read I Corinthians 4 this week on several occasions taking time as you read to listen to the Holy Spirit and what He has to say to you.

Today’s message taught about justification (total forgiveness from our sin because of Jesus’ death and shed blood - ‘Just as if I never sinned’). In what ways have you continued to judge yourself?

Take a moment and talk to God and repent of your self judgement.

Whose judgement do you listen to? Family? Friends? Coworkers? Read verses 1-4 and see what Paul says about other’s opinions.

Make a list of people you’ve judged and how you’ve judged them. Prayerfully consider what the Holy Spirit might be speaking to you as a next step.

As you consider ‘Living for an Audience of One’ - what freedoms are waiting for you?


Week 5 Engagement Tasks (6/30)

Take time this week to read 1 Corinthians 5 several times and reflect on what God is showing you through His word.


As you heard the Scripture and message today, are there places of compromise in your own life? Places where you are nurturing sin? Write them down and take time to pray, asking for God’s forgiveness. What next steps is He asking of you?


How is God inviting you to nurture the grace He has shown to you? Write out a prayer of thanksgiving to Him.

Week 6 Engagement Tasks (7/7)

Take time this week to read 1 Corinthians chapters 1-5 as a review of what you have been hearing and learning. Journal what you notice.


In what environments and relationships do you struggle to love well? Ask God to fill you with His love so that you can then express His love to others.


Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and as you do so, replace the word “love” with “God.” Do this several times asking God to remind you once again of His love for you.


Write a prayer of thanksgiving to God for His love for you and for those in your life He has called you to love.

Week 7 Engagement Tasks (7/14)

Read 1 Corinthians 6 this week. Choosing a different translation, read the chapter several times slowly and thoughtfully.

Take time this week to reflect on your understanding of sex and your sexuality. Where are the places of healing and freedom that God wants to provide for you? What is a next step to move toward it?

What new story does God want to write with you? Take time to consider this question, journaling your thoughts and write a prayer of commitment to Him.

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Week 8 Engagement Tasks (7/21)

Read 1 Corinthians 7 this week several times. Record your thoughts, impressions, and any questions you have. Ask the Holy Spirit how He wants to speak into your life.

What has been your “model” of marriage and divorce? How has this impacted your own understanding and your “beliefs?” Journal your thoughts.

What is your current circumstance and what next steps could help you move to a place of healing and surrender?

Week 9 Engagement Tasks (7/28)

Take time to read through 1 Corinthians chapter 8 several times this week. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak into your life and circumstances.


Where are places in your beliefs and attitudes that you need an infusion of God’s wisdom and a laying down of yours?


Take time to reflect on your context and environment. Who might God be inviting you to move toward in grace and love? What steps can you take to begin this process?

Week 10 Engagement Tasks (8/4)

Read 1 Corinthians chapters 9-13 this week. Notice the other places of truth that Paul wanted to communicate with the Corinthian church. What do you observe as you read?

Where are the places in your life that God is inviting you to move toward deeper growth and awareness? Take time to reflect on your message notes and prayerfully consider what next steps to commit to.

Consider areas in your life where you are struggling to love well, how might these be connected to your past and journey? What do you need from God to His love in your life? Take time to pray about this.

Week 11 Engagement Tasks (8/11)

Read through the entire book of 1 Corinthians this week. Ask God to bring to mind the truths He has been showing you during this series.

Have you been living as if death is your end? What is the evidence of this in your life? Journal your thoughts and the feelings you notice.

How will “living for the line and not the dot” change what seems important to you? Jesus’ resurrection provides for us to have a life that is eternal. How will this change what you give your life to today?