January 4, 2015

Series | Winter Bible Study 2015

Category | Winter Bible Study 2015

Passage | 1 Corinthians 1:10-2:5

Speaker | Dr. Bobby Kelly

1 CORINTHIANS: CONTENT

"Let all that you do be done in love" (16: 14)

I. Letter Opening: Sender, Recipient, and Greeting (1:1-3)

II. Thanksgiving (1:4-9)

III. Body

  1. Disorders as Reported to Paul Orally (1: 1 0-6:20)

1. Division in the Church: The Wisdom and Power of the Cross (1: 1 0-4:21)

  1. Factions (1: 10-17)
  2. Divine wisdom and human folly (1:18-4:21)

Three important ideas form the heart of Paul's response to the factionalism: Christ crucified is the ultimate expression of God's power and wisdom (1:18-2:5); The low and despised complexion of the Corinthian church exemplified God's power to take a group of nobodies and make them into somebodies; and finally, Paul's ministry exemplified that God did not choose or use the wise and powerful (2: 1-5).

  1. A Sexually Immoral Member (5:1-13)
  2. Christians in Civil Court'(6:1-11)
  3. Christians and Prostitutes (6:12-21)
  4. Concerns Raised by the Corinthians in a Letter to Paul (7:1-16:4)

1. Concerning Marriage and Celibacy (7: 1-40)

  1. About marriage and divorce (7:1-16)
  2. The central principle: Remain as you were when you were called (7: 17-24)
  3. About virgins, engaged men, and widows (7 :25-40)

2. Concerning Food Sacrificed to Idols (8: 1-11: 1)

  1. The problem of idol meat: Christians must be willing to give up "rights" (8:1-13)
  2. Paul as an example of giving up ones rights (9: 1-27)
  3. Warning against yielding to idolatry (10:1-22)
  4. Christian freedom must be tempered by responsibility to glorify God (10:23-11: 1)

3. Concerning Disruption in Public Worship (11:2-14:40)

  1. Women and head covering (11 :2-16)

       b. Abuse of the Lord's Supper (11:17-34)

       c. Abuse and the proper use of spiritual gifts (12-14)

               (1) The Church as Christ's body (12:1-31)

(2) Love as the key to a healthy body (13:1-13)

(3) Love must be embodied in public worship (14:1-40)

4. Concerning the Resurrection (15: 1- 58)

(1) The gospel in shorthand (15: 1-11)

(2) The implications of the resurrection (15:12-34) (3) The nature of the resurrection body (15:35-50)

(4) The final victory (15:51-58)

5. Concerning the Collection (16: 1-4)

IV. Conclusion (16:5-24)

  1. Travel Plans (16:5-12)
  2. Concluding Instructions (16:13-18)
  3. Final Greetings (16:19-24)