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New Testament Survey: The Book Of First Corinthians

Written By: Steve Shirley

 

The Book Of First Corinthians

Author:  Paul (1 Cor 1:1)(1 Cor 3:4-6)(1 Cor 4:15)(1 Cor 16:21)
(For more on Paul see: Survey: Biography Of Paul)

The Stats:

Date Written:

Place Written:  Ephesus

Written To:  Christians at the church in Corinth.

Key Verses:  (1 Cor 1:18-19)(1 Cor 2:2,9,14)(1 Cor 3:15-17)(1 Cor 5:5)(1 Cor 6:19-20)(1 Cor 7:20)(1 Cor 8:9)(1 Cor 9:22,24-25)(1 Cor 10:23-24)(1 Cor 10:31)(1 Cor 11:29-30)(1 Cor 13:4-7)(1 Cor 15:14)

Purpose: 

About The City:

About The Church

Special Emphasis:

Wisdom: 18 times (interesting since the Corinthians took pride in their "wisdom.") | Weak: 10 times | Body: 43 times | Knowledge: 11 times | Spiritual: 15 times | Gifts: 9 times | Judge: 13 times

Excursus On "Baptism for the Dead"

Excursus On "head coverings"

Survey:

1. Introduction: The believer's standing in grace, 1:1-9.

2. The contrast of their present factious state, 1:10-4:21.

3. Immorality rebuked; discipline enjoined, 5:1-6:8.

4. The sanctity of the body, and Christian marriage, 6:9-7:40.

5. Meats, and the limitations of Christian liberty, 8:1-11:1.

6. Christian order and the Lord's Supper, 11:2-34.

7. Spiritual gifts in relation to the body, the church, and Christian ministry, 12:1-14:40.

8. The resurrection of the dead, 15:1-58.

9. Special directions and greetings, 16:1-24.

(Survey from Scofield Reference Notes [1917 ed.]: Public Domain)