Wednesday Bible Study

Stewardship of the Word (I Corinthians 4: 1-21) 5/29/19

STEWARDSHIP OF THE WORD

1 Corinthians 4:1- 21

I. THE STEWARDS (vs. 1-5)

    a. What were Paul and Apollos stewards of? _____________________________________________________

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    b. What is a required characteristic of a steward? _________________________________________________

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    c. Why was Paul unconcerned with the judgments of men toward him? ________________________________

    d. What caution was Paul writing that should have caused the Corinthian believers to really consider themselves

    in verse 5? _________________________________________________________________________________

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II. EXAMPLES IN SUFFERING (vs. 6-13)

    a. What does Paul mean when he cautions in verse 6 to “not think beyond what is written?” _______________

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    b. The Corinthian believers were “puffed up” and Paul makes light of their boasts. What example does Paul state

    the apostles were put on display to show? ________________________________________________________

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    c. What were the apostles suffering? _____________________________________________________________

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III. A CHRISTLIKE EXAMPLE (vs. 14-21)

    a. Paul further cautions the Corinthians in verses 14-17 about having many instructors in Christ. Why? ________

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    b. Why is sending Timothy important to Paul? ______________________________________________________

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    c. There was an element in the church that was “puffed up” because they thought that Paul was not coming to

    them. What spirit would cause men to celebrate the absence of the one who first brought the gospel of Christ? 

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IV. Application: Not every person who says they preach and teach Christ really does. How are we to know the

difference? ____________________________________________________________________________________

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