1 Corinthians


Lesson Number

Class Date

Subject

1 Corinthians 20

Jun 6, 21

Communion: Knowing God through love (1 Jn 4:7-11). Remembering D-Day. Reading from Ronald Reagan’s 1984 remarks. (1 Cor 3:9-15) The Day of Evaluation: doctrine of the Judgment Seat of Christ or Bema (2 Cor 5:10; Rev 22:12).

1 Corinthians 19

May 30, 21

Remembering Memorial Day. Reading from President Bush's 2008 address. (1 Cor 3:9-15) Day of Evaluation - will our life's work endure? Study of verses 14-15. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor 5:10). Fate of divine good vs. human good (Jn 10:27).

1 Corinthians 18

May 23, 21

(Acts 2:1-4) Day of Pentecost. The major feasts of Israel (Lev 23:1-44). Pentecost: what is it and why is it important? (1 Cor 3:9-15) Gold, silver, precious stones OR wood, hay, straw. Study of verse 13. All our activities and thoughts will be evaluated by God (Heb 4:13; 1 Cor 4:5; 2 Cor 5:10).

1 Corinthians 17

May 16, 21

Remembering Armed Forces Day, Peace Officers Memorial Day, Israel’s statehood, and Pentecost. (Ps 91:1-16) Safety of abiding in the Lord. (1 Cor 3:5-12) We are God’s fellow workers. Study of verses 9-12. Our works will be evaluated by God in the future (rewards/loss of rewards).

1 Corinthians 16

May 9, 21

(Ps 105:1-6) Adulation of God. Mother’s Day: A day to be celebrated (Prov 31:10-31). (1 Cor 3:1-8) God provides the increase. Study of verses 5-8. Like Paul and Apollos, God will assist us as we share His message (2 Cor 5:20). We work with others but receive our own rewards.

1 Corinthians 15

May 2, 21

Communion: The remarkable love of God seeks to save us from His wrath (Eph 2:1-7). (1 Cor 3:1-4) God’s revelation to mankind. Study of verses 1-4. The Corinthians had made little spiritual progress due to their sinful lives (1:10). We must not let divisions/sin hinder us.

1 Corinthians 14

Apr 25, 21

(Ps 90:1-17) God’s everlasting love. (1 Cor 2:9-16) Study of verses 14-16. Believers need a human spirit to understand spiritual information taught by the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:15-17, 26; Is 40:13). The unbeliever does not have a human spirit. The Holy Spirit acts as a human spirit for the unbeliever, so the unbeliever can at least understand the gospel message.

1 Corinthians 13

Apr 18, 21

(Ps 86: 1-13) How God provides for us. (1 Cor 2:10-16) Study of verses 10-13. Paul continues to contrast spiritual wisdom with worldly wisdom. As we understand human things through our human spirit, conversely we can only learn spiritual things through the Holy Spirit (v. 10-13; 1 Thes 5:23).

1 Corinthians 12

Apr 11, 21

Update on Pastor Inghram's health. (Ps 18:1-2) Our love for God. (1 Cor 2:6-9) Paul speaks of the wisdom of God. Study of verses 6-9. There is no greater power in the world than God the Holy Spirit working through the Word of God. The hidden knowledge of God is abundant.

1 Corinthians 11

Mar 28, 21

(Mt 21:1-11) The Triumphal Entry. What is the significance of Palm Sunday? Background (Deut 6-8; Dan 9:25). While the Messiah’s return was prophesied, Israel rejected Him (Lk 19:41-44). (1 Cor 2:1-5) Paul’s simple presentation of the gospel. Study of verses 1-5. We need not use persuasive or impressive words, but simply tell others about Christ.

1 Corinthians 10

Feb 28, 21

(Ps 40:1-3) Rely completely on Lord. (1 Cor 1:26-31) Human achievement rejected; glory in God only. Study of verses 26-31. The Jews wanted signs. The Gentiles valued wisdom. Human pride and achievement obscures the wisdom of God's gospel message (Mt 19:24). Humility, and a focus on Bible doctrine, brings true wisdom and glorifies God (Jer 19:24).

1 Corinthians 9

Feb 21, 21

Rush Limbaugh testimony. (1 Cor 1:18-25) Christ, the power and wisdom of God. Study of verses 18-25. There are many impressive speakers, but the power and wisdom of God comes from His Word (the message of Christ), not the words of men. Foolishness comes from wisdom of the world.

1 Corinthians 8

Feb 14, 21

(Ps 30:1-12) God lifts up the discouraged. (1 Cor 1:10-17) Divisions in the Church continued. It's important that divisions outside the Church are not allowed to cause divisions inside the Church. Study of verses 14-17. Study of baptism as one cause of division and its true meaning.

1 Corinthians 7

Feb 7, 21

Communion: Christ's fulfillment of Law qualified Him to go to cross (Gal 4:4). (1 Cor 1:10-13) Divisions in the Church. Study of verses 10-12. Like the Corinthians, we are at risk of succumbing to disharmony in the Church. We should, instead, be unified in the Lord (Eph 4:14-16). Reading of "The Message, Not the Messenger" from Nelson Study Bible.

1 Corinthians 6

Jan 31, 21

(Eph 4:11-16) God gives spiritual gifts to help us grow spiritually and edify the Body of Christ. (1 Cor 1:4-7) It is not necessary to identify your spiritual gift in order to use it. We simply need a desire to serve. God will accomplish His plan through us. Summary of principles.

1 Corinthians 5

Jan 24, 21

(Ps 43:1-5) Wait on God in times of trouble. (1 Cor 1:4-9) Study of spiritual gifts continued. Involvement of the Trinity (1 Cor 12:3-11), distribution, categories (temporary vs. permanent), and purpose. Spiritual gifts don’t exist to serve you, but to serve God and the Body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4

Jan 17, 21

(1 Cor 1:4-9) Special study: spiritual gifts. Definition (Rm 12:6-8), doctrine (Eph 4:7-8). We may not know our spiritual gift, but as we focus on our service to the Lord, He will direct us.

1 Corinthians 3

Jan 10, 21

Ps 20:1-9: Starting the new year trusting the Lord. Update on Pastor Inghram’s health. Study of verses 4-9. We are to express gratitude to God for all things, including our spiritual gifts (v. 4-5). The Corinthians were confused about their spiritual gifts. The basis for our gifts is faith, which Christ strengthens to the end (v. 6-9).

1 Corinthians 2

Jan 3, 21

Communion: Animal sacrifices of the past vs the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 1:1-3) Paul greets the Corinthians in the introduction to his letter. Brief review of the Apostle Paul. Study of verses 1-3. As we begin this new year, we should begin with an understanding that God provides for us.

1 Corinthians 1

Dec 6, 20

Communion: God’s offer of deliverance from Satan’s world to His own (Col 1:13-14). (Acts 18:1-12) Introduction to the church of Corinth. Ministry or service to God is not always easy. Like Paul, we can be encouraged by God’s word (v. 9-11).