In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul has a significant challenge: addressing a long list of problems in a church he deeply loves. This must have been a difficult letter to write! In this lesson, we see how Paul lays the groundwork to prepare the church to receive more specific instruction, which he will provide later in his letter. Here Paul tackles several foundational principles for Christians of any age: our allegiance to Christ above any man, the power of the cross, and the distinction between the wisdom of man and the wisdom of the world. This lesson is recorded in two parts.