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Kirby Woods Baptist Church

The First Epistle to the Corinthians

 Author: Paul

Sources of Information about the church

Founding of the Church: (Acts 18:1-11)

Place of writing: ____________ (Acts 18:1-8)

Characteristics of Corinth:  Dr. Ray Stedman called it: “The most American city in the New Testament”

Purpose of writing:

  1. To _____________ them for their flagrant sins. ( chapters 1-6) 
  2. To ___________ their questions about the Christian life an doctrine (7:1,25; 8:1)

Theme:

 

Outline of First Corinthians

  1. Oral report about the church (chapters 1-6)
  • Divisions in the church (chapters 1-4)
    • Preacher fan clubs (1:10-17)
    • Natural , spiritual , and carnal man (chapters 2,3)
  • Sexual immorality in a leader ( chapter 5)
  • Factious, quarreling brothers taking each other to civil law suit.

(Chapter 6)

2. Written request from the church and Paul’s answers ( chapters 7-16)

  • Concerning troubled homes (chapter 7)
  • Concerning participation in questionable things (chapters 8-10)-
    • Three laws:
      1. ___________
      2. ___________
      3. ___________
    • Concerning disorderly behavior in public worship with the Lord’s Supper ( chapter 11)
    • Concerning jealousy over spiritual gifts ( chapters 12-14)
    • Concerning false doctrine with reference to the resurrection (chapter 15)
    • Foot dragging on the mission offering (chapter 16)

Life Lessons from I Corinthians

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