This week we will begin reading in 1 Corinthians.

This is a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. Paul established the church in Corinth while on his second missionary journey. The city was a chaotic and sinful place, and those who were converted to following Christ tended to bring that cultural influence with them into the church. Time and maturity would be the only way these converts would begin to exemplify a Spirit-filled life. But they had to listen first. They had to learn and pray and take instructions and admonishments from the Lord through their leaders and through these inspired letters written by Paul. The church needed to rely on the wisdom of God and the power of the cross to see their lives transformed. The letter addresses divisions in the church and the call for unity, spiritual gifts, order in the church, and even abuses of the Lord’s Supper. 

 

1 Corinthians Outline

A great outline of 1 Corinthians is provided by Thomas Lea in his work The New Testament: Its Background and Message:

 

Introduction: 1:1-9

Factions in the Church: 1:10-4:21

Moral Problems in the Church: 5:1-6:20

Marriage: 7:1-40

Limiting Personal Liberty: 8:1-11:1

Disorders in Public Worship: 11:2-14:40

The Resurrection: 15:1-58

Conclusion: 16:1-24

 

Lea, Thomas D. The New Testament: Its Background and Message. Broadman & Holman, Nashville. 1996.

 

Bible Reading Plan      Oct 12-18

 

Monday: Exodus 24-25

                Proverbs 15

                1 Corinthians 1

 

Tuesday: Exodus 26-27

                Proverbs 16

                1 Corinthians 2

 

Wednesday: Exodus 28-29

                      Proverbs 17

                      1 Corinthians 3

 

Thursday: Exodus 30-31

                  Proverbs 18

                  1 Corinthians 4

 

Friday: Exodus 32-33

            Proverbs 19

            1 Corinthians 5

 

Saturday: Exodus 34-35

                 1 Corinthians 6-7

          

Sunday: Psalm 7-10

 
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