THE BOOK:

1 Corinthians

(1 Corinthians 15:50-58)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

1:18-25,31 "word of cross"

2:2 "know nothing"

4:6 "learn not to exceed"

6:9 "body is a temple"

9:19 "slave to all"

10:11 "written for our instruction"

10:12 "he who stands take heed"

10:3 "no temptation beyond"

11:1 "be imitators"

11:23-26 Lord's supper

12:27 "Christ's body...individualIy members"

13 1ove

14:26 edification

14:34 "women keep silent"

15:1-4 Gospel

15:55-58 victory

16:1 collection

16:14 all done in love

Try to learn one verse each week for a month.


I. Author - apostle Paul (see Galatians)

   A. visited on second journey

      1. Act. 18:1

   B. visited on third journey

      1. Act. 20:2

II. Book

   A. from Ephesus about A.D. 55

      1. 1 Cor. 16:5,8

      2. Acts 19:8-10

   B. motivated by

      1. factions

         a. 1 Cor. 1:10-13

     2. false doctrine

         a. Jewish teacbers

            1) 1 Cor. 7:18,19

         b. Gentile morality (or immorality)

            1) 1 Cor. 6:19

      3. attacks on Paul

         a. 1 Cor. 9:1-3

III. Message

   A. moral purity

      1. 1 Cor. 5:1,2

      2. 1 Cor. 6:18-20

   B. spiritual unity

      1. 1 Cor. 3:1-9

      2. 1 Cor. 11:17-19

   C. doctrinal purity and unity

      1. 1 Cor. 11:2

      2. 1 Cor. 4:17; 7:17; 14:33; 16:1

      3. in worship

         a. 1 Cor. 11:20-22

         b. 1 Cor. 14:15

      4. in work

         a. 1 Cor. 12:12ff

      5. in gifts

         a. 1 Cor. 14:26,33,40