Introduction to 1 Corinthians: Glory in the Lord (1 Corinthians 1:1-31) 4/3/19

INTRODUCTION TO 1 CORINTHIANS:

GLORY IN THE LORD

1 Corinthians 1:1-31

* The Apostle Paul wrote 1 Corinthians it is believed around 56-57AD. And probably while on his third missionary journey

    and in Ephesus. The focus of this letter was exhortation to overcome problems in the church.

I. GIFTS (vs. 1-9)

    a. How is this greeting (vs. 1-3) similar to other Pau’s other letters? ________________________________________

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    b. What gifts does Paul note in verses 4-7 and where did they come from? __________________________________

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    c. What does he mean that the Lord Jesus Christ will “confirm you to the end?” ______________________________

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II. DIVISIONS AND CONTENTIONS (vs. 10-17)

     a. What was Paul appealing to the Corinthian church to be unified about? ___________________________________

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     b. What was at the heart of the contention and quarrel reported to Paul? ___________________________________

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     c. Did Paul take pride in the people he had baptized? ____________________________________________________

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     d. Instead of baptism what was Paul’s emphasis? ______________________________________________________

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III. THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS (vs. 18-31)

      a. What contrasts does Paul draw attention to between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world? _________

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      b. Why does he mean, “ that no flesh should glory in His presence?” _______________________________________

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      c. Who are we to glory in? He _________________________________________________________________________

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IV. Application: Do believers still quarrel about things that have no eternal consequence? ________________________

Who benefits when this takes place? _____________________________________________________________________

How do we keep from falling into this trap? ________________________________________________________________

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