The pressures against godly living are escalating, and struggles abound on every side. For this reason, 1 Corinthians is an ideal text to study. From a distance of 2,000 years, the letter to the Corinthian church shows us the snares that we must avoid in the Christian life and the goal of godliness that we must pursue.
Ganz shows us how the Corinthians were not very different from us. They faced pressures. They encountered snares. But Paul did not give up on them. From the Corinthian church, we get a model for how God sees us in difficult times—and how he sees us through difficult times, helping us to live more fully and faithfully in a culture where living faithfully is increasingly difficult.