I am getting ready to preach through the book of Corinthians in 2015. I’ve been working hard at it – doing a lot of reading, research, and study. And for final preparation for the series, I am over in Corinth for a few days now with a guide and a video team.
I have spent our first full day learning and my head and heart are full. I can’t wait to teach this book. Tomorrow we will continue learning and begin taping for some sermons.
This is the canal at Corinth. I’ve wanted to see this for a long, long time. An amazing accomplishment to cut this canal. It wasn’t here in Paul’s day – which is why Corinth was such a significant city.
Costas, our guide and instructor for five days, has become a quick friend. He is humble, knowledgeable, and fun to work with.
I love learning the Bible, but there is nothing like learning in the Bible in the locations where they happened. We are at the port of Cenchrea. It was from here that Paul left Corinth and headed to Ephesus.
It is amazing how many hours and years you can spend studying the Bible, yet how many things there are to learn. Costas is a great teacher.
I’m standing in front of one of the most significant Bible sites in all of the New Testament – The Bema (often translated “Judgment Seat”). Costas and I are looking at all the places the Bema is mentioned in the New Testament.
There are many various temples at Corinth – more than I could have imagined in one city. This is one of the two most significant temples in Corinth – the Temple of Apollo.
This is the Acrocorinth (Upper Corinth) and is where the temple of Aphrodite is found.
Looking forward to more learning and beginning to video tomorrow!