1 Corinthians was written from Ephesus on Paul’s third journey. On his second journey he started the church in Corinth and spent a great deal of time their working with his new friends Aquila and Priscilla. At the beginning of his third journey he traveled directly to Ephesus where he set up shop and ministered for two years. While Paul was battling with the silversmiths and Artemis worshippers in Ephesus, he received disturbing news from a messenger concerning his church in Corinth. 1 Corinthians is the letter that Paul wrote in response to the news he received.