1 Corinthians

Prayer & Study

Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn
and inwardly digest them
that by patience and the comfort of your holy Word we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Anglican Church in North America
Book of Common Prayer 2019
Collects of the Christian Year: The Second Sunday in Advent
This process of study is based on this prayer from the Book of Common Prayer (2019). It was written for the Book of Common Prayer in the year 1549 and it is based on Romans 15:4. It is our hope that in your Community Groups and individually, you will follow this historic practice of internalizing God's word.

Below you will find a summary of the process, recommended resources to use as supplements to the sermons, as well as the sermons themselves with the accompanying discussion guides.

Read, Mark, Learn, & Inwardly Digest

Read & Hear

Read the passage aloud, or if you are in a group appoint a reader. Do this several times (at least 2 or 3) in order to gain familiarity with the passage. 


This is our time to make observations and ask questions.
The type of observations to ask and questions to ask include:
Who is the writer?               Who are the recipient?
What is the main idea?     What are the statements of truth?
What are the commands/expectations upon people?
What is said about God? What is said about people?


This is our time to humbly submit to the learning that our brothers and sisters have already done. We do this by turning to our Pastors, Study Bibles, Commentaries, and other resources in the church. Together with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we search for the truth in the Scriptures. Spend this time looking through the recommended resources for answers to your questions, and further observations.

Inwardly Digest

 This is our time to not just be hearers of the word, but also doers of the word (James 1:22). For each lesson, one or two topics will be provided for you to discuss for the purpose of applying the word to our daily lives.