In this letter to the first-century Christians in Corinth, Paul addressed questions, such as authority and unity, which continue to trouble the church today. Duane Warden's verse-by-verse study tackles the difficult issues in the biblical text and draws application for pure Christian living. Paul urged the brethren to examine themselves and hold firmly to the truth, for each Christian is a common vessel containing the holiness of the gospel message. He asked his readers to remember his own example of dedication and service and to imitate congregations of the Lord's church who were generously assisting brethren in need. This study gives the assurance that, no matter what life brings, the faithful Christian need never lose heart; for mortality will one day give way to eternal life.