Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I Corinthians Outline

I took a Bible College Class on I Corinthians in at Calvary Chapel Bible College Northwest and came away with a helpful outline of the whole book. Read the book and try writing your own, or sign up for a semester of Bible College.

I Corinthians

Chapter 1

Baptisms (paul appollos cephas)
Contentions/Divisions Rather Unity of mind for cause of Christ
Cross of Christ is foolishness to those who do not believe
Greeks want knowledge/Jews want a sign/BUT we preach Christ
Jesus to Greeks is foolisness/ Jesus to Jews a stumbling block
He that glories…Glory in God!

Chapter 2
For I am determined to know nothing among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
God reveals the deep things.
Spiritual man vs. the Natural man
Eye hath not seen and ear hath not heard
Things that God has prepared for us who love Him.

Chapter 3
Babes in Christ still on milk not meat of the word. (Carnal) Proof of carnality…divisions)
Labor together in humility, proof of maturity
On Foundation of Christ. w/ gold silver & precious stones—not wood hay or stubble

Chapter 4
Be faithful stewards of the "mysteries" of God (the Gospel)
Judge nothing before it’s time, until the Lord come. He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and make manifest the counsels of the heart, then shall all men have praise of God.
Be fools for Jesus (I’m a fool for Jesus) Follow apostles humble example…being reviled we bless, being persecuted we suffer it, being defamed we entreat (pray) we do not avenge ourselves (Such is life)
For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power....the Power of God!

Chapter 5
Fornication not to be named among you. Man in sexual sin with His dad’s wife.
A little leaven leavens the whole lump

Chapter 6
Re: Legal Matters... Do not take a brother/Sister to court… Rather suffer the wrong
Grow up
…SURE all things are lawful, BUT not all things are expedient
SURE all things are lawful, BUT I will not be brought under the power of any
RE: Sexual Matters Meats for the belly the belly for meats
We are the temple of God, been bought w/ a price… blood of Jesus

Chapter 7
Marriage, Remarriage, Divorce, Singles, Virgins, Widows, (Stay put)
Whatever your situation, time is short, serve the Lord with an undivided heart.

Chapter 8
Christian Liberty
Knowledge puffs up…but love builds up
Re: Meat offered to Idols, free but my Liberty is limited by love
Do not partake for conscience sake…theirs not yours.

Chapter 9
RE: Christian Liberty
Rhetorical questions.
Paul defends his rights and apostleship but chooses to limit his own Christian Liberties
To the weak I become weak, becoming all things to all that I might save some.
I do willingly… That the gospel may be preached with out charge
Woe is me if I preach not the gospel!
Run the race, fight the fight, no mater the feelings!

Chapter 10
Don’t be ignorant
OT written as an example for us
Flee Idolatry…
Take heed lest you fall
Temptations common to man BUT God is faithful
Whatever you do, do unto the glory of God
Not seeking mine own profit…It’s not about me…think of others.

Chapter 11
Be imitators of God
Follow Paul as he follows Christ
Hats, Haircuts…Head of woman is man, Head of man is Christ, Head of Christ is God
Do not dishonor your head
Communion…abusing the love feasts
as often as you do it, you show the Lord’ death till he comes

Chapter 12
Spiritual Gifts Best one is the one needed at the time!
One body, one Spirit, one Lord…many members
We need each other so walk in humility
One suffers we all suffer-one is honored we all rejoice

Yet there is a better way…

Chapter 13
Love is the better way…
I am nothing without love
It is the proof that the Holy Spirit lives in me
Faith will end, Hope will be fulfilled, Love endures forever.

No definition of love…it is an action not a feeling!

Chapter 14
More on Spiritual gifts
Tongues, Prophecy,
All gifts should be done decent and in order

Chapter 15
Gospel in a nutshell
Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures and was buried, he rose again on the third day according to the scriptures
Jesus seen of Cephas and the 12
By the grace of God I am what I am
If in this life ONLY we have Christ than we are most miserable…why? No future no hope of our resurrection w/o his first fruits
Be steadfast and immoveable abounding in the work of the Lord…because your labor IS NOT in vain!

Chapter 16
(Potpourri) A collection…on the first day of the week for the church in Jerusalem
Ministry door open, but comes with adversaries.
Take it easy on Timothy.
Apollos not coming although I greatly desired it.
House of Stephanas…is addicted to the ministry, and refreshed Pauls spirit.
Watch, Stand Fast in the faith, be strong, and courageous, and do all things with love.

Blessings, Lady

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