Small Group Bible Study

Idols Among Us
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History Need Not Repeat Itself

1st Corinthians 10:1-13
Discussion Guide
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Please take advantage of our 1st Corinthians 8-10 Tool Kit with additional resources for further learning.

Discussion Questions

Before discussing in Groups, DNAs, mentorship and other gospel conversations around First Corinthians, consider the three different sources of engaging questions described at the bottom of this page. This will help lead to inspiring conversation and discussion instead of simple ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers.

  • How does Paul use the Exodus of Israel from Egypt in this text? What is his point?
  • How did the Israelites drink from “Christ”? And how did Christ follow them?
  • There are a lot of commands in this text. How would you contextualize each command into your life right now?
  • Compare verse 12 with 2 Peter 3:17-18 and restate both passages in your own words.
  • Verse 13 is a memorable verse for its relevance and encouragement. How does it encourage you? How might it help inform your next battle with sin?

Discussion Format Suggestions

First, consider some simple, regular, thought-provoking opening questions to get the group discussions started. Try these on for fit: 

  • So, as we begin, where and How did you sense God’s Presence this week?
  • What is the state of the key relationships in your life right now? 
  • What were your biggest challenges? Biggest blessings? 
  • What are you most grateful for right now? 

Second, you can continue the discussion by honing in on the specific passage of First Corinthians that we’ve just studied on Sunday, or that you just read and studied together. You can engage some or all of the questions organized above for each of the passages. It’s always a good idea to read the particular passage again in the group discussion. 

Thirdly, please feel free to add your own questions as a result of your study and prayer through First Corinthians. You are the leader. Lead. Shepherd your people closer to Jesus.