Paul spent 18 months building the church at Corinth - and when he
left, problems grew. This is a letter home to a church living
in a contentious city.
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|1 Corinthians 1:1-3
Peace - a salutation not to be overlooked
|1 Corinthians 1:4-31
- Paul's concern for the unity of the church
|1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Resolved to Know Nothing - who do you say He is?
|1 Corinthians 2:6-16
Nature of Wisdom - a comparison of God's wisdom and the
|1 Corinthians 3:1-15
||Reward - the
nature of the Christian's reward, and its relationship to
salvation and works.
and Wisdom - the temple of God: - the church, the human
body. The folly of man's wisdom in dealing with the
things of God.
|1 Corinthians 4
Unintentional Division - the problem of divisive leaders
in the church - and divisive followers.
|1 Corinthians 5
Intended - church discipline.
|1 Corinthians 6:1-8
Unemployment - should a Christian "go to law" with his
|1 Corinthians 6:9-20
Bodily Injury - the doctrine of the human body;
sexuality and adultery, sanctification.
|1 Corinthians 7
Wearing the World Lightly - the wife of a non-Christian
husband; whether or not it is better to marry; Christian
service for those not in the ministry.
|1 Corinthians 8
Vegetarianism - the problem of not eating meat, total
abstinence and a discourse on intellectual Christianity.
|1 Corinthians 9:1-23
Man's Principles... don't cost him anything, they
aren't worth very much.
|1 Corinthians 9:24 -
- - warning to the experienced Christian about the need for
bodily and spiritual discipline.
For The Unbeliever's Sake - the Christian's
responsibilities to the non-believer as example.
Husband - Tyrant or Prince? - The classic problem of a
wife's submission, viewed from both sides in the Scriptural
- an examination of Communion, the Lord's Supper, as being
symbolic of the bridge between man and God - Jesus Christ
|1 Corinthians 12
Gifts - the gifts of the Spirit, such as teaching,
preaching, tongues, healing, and others.
|1 Corinthians 13
Core of Christianity - the great "Love" chapter of the
|1 Corinthians 14
of the Church - tongues and prophecy in worship; the
role of women in public worship.
First Importance - the first importance of the
resurrection and the authenticity of Scripture supporting
Resurrection: Argument - Paul's reasoned argument
that the dead in Christ MUST rise.
Shall All Be Changed - the nature of the resurrection of
|1 Corinthians 16
Song: Unity - admonitions about giving, Paul's
future plans and commendations, and an exhortation to unity.
These lessons were originally delivered in 2001.