Carnality in The Church (1 Corinthians 3:1-17) 4/17/19

CARNALITY IN THE CHURCH

1 Corinthians 3:1-17

I. MILK OR MEAT (vs. 1-4)

    a. Why did Paul speak to the Corinthian church as carnal men and not spiritual? __________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    b. Is there anything wrong with giving believers “milk”? ___________ __________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    c. Should “milk” satisfy for very long in a believer’s press toward maturity? _______________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

   d. What evidence of immaturity does Paul cite? _____________________________________________________

   ____________________________________________________________________________________________

II. TESTING BY FIRE (vs. 5-15)

   a. Paul uses planting and watering as examples of he and Apollos service to God but where did he indicate was

   the real power? ______________________________________________________________________________

   ____________________________________________________________________________________________

   b. Paul also used building as an example. What does Paul mean “I have laid the foundation?” ________________

   ____________________________________________________________________________________________

   c. Who builds on the foundation of Jesus Christ? ____________________________________________________

   ____________________________________________________________________________________________

  d. What is the difference between gold, silver, and precious stones and wood, hay, and straw? _______________
   ___________________________________________________________________________________________

III. YOU ARE GOD’S TEMPLE (vs. 16-17)

  a. What does Paul say that the believer really is? _____________________________________________________

   ____________________________________________________________________________________________

   b. Compare verse 16 with 2 Chronicles 7:16. What parallel do you see? __________________________________

   ____________________________________________________________________________________________

   c. Corinth was a morally corrupt city. What doctrines could have defiled or destroyed the churchHe ? _____________

   _________________________________Is it the same today? __________________________________________

IV. Application: If you are a believer, you have been declared holy. What are you suppose to do about it? ______________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________(see also 1 Peter 1:13-16)

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