1 Corinthians Study

I am studying 1 Corinthians because it covers a lot of interesting ground for modern readers (namely myself) and it addresses a familiar audience – one that is ethnically diverse, known for its sexual immorality, and its wealth. The author, Paul, represents a point of conflict himself, with some who advocate that Paul’s teachings strayed far from those of Jesus. Paul’s letter covers topics such as daily life, doctrine, divisions and in-fighting within the Church, sexual immorality, lawsuits among believers, marriage and singleness, freedom in Christ, the significance of the Lord’s Supper, order in worship, the right use of spiritual gifts, the love chapter, the role of women in the Church, and the resurrection.

In my experience, a lot of the topics covered by this epistle are considered controversial today so I will endeavor to see if a thorough study (historical and exegetical) helps to bring some clarity.

I am likely to veer off course when the study allows and that will hopefully be fun or entertaining. For example, 1 Corinthians 15:26 is quoted by the Harry Potter franchise. I will likely provide a thorough side-tangent on that when we get there.

NOTE: Helpful comments and discussion is encouraged. Argumentative comments will be ignored or deleted.

1 Corinthians

Introduction

1 Corinthians 1:1-9
1 Corinthians 1:10-17
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
1 Corinthians 2:1-10
1 Corinthians 2:11-16
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
1 Corinthians 3:10-15
1 Corinthians 3:16-23
1 Corinthians 4:1-8