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This is a presentation that was used by Prason in a Bible study class to teach from the book of Corinthians. Go through the presentation and revert for clarifications.

This is a presentation that was used by Prason in a Bible study class to teach from the book of Corinthians. Go through the presentation and revert for clarifications.

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  • 1. A Research study by Prason Christopher Robin
  • 2. Remove that denomination glasses and read the Bible so that you do not have a denominational bias in your understanding
  • 3. Agenda • • • • • Corinth Background of the Epistle Two Divisions Group Discussion Final Take aways
  • 4. 1. Corinth • The city was founded by Corinthos (Descendent of Helios [Sun God] ) 2000 BC • The city was renowned for the temple prostitutes of Aphrodite - the goddess of love. So most people visited Corinth for sexual pleasures. • Temple of Apollo • People were not much educated, not much wise, relied heavily on business and were idol worshippers before they accepted Christ. • They consisted of Jews, Greeks and Romans
  • 5. Tri-remes – 500 BC Corinth was famous for warships
  • 6. Apollo Temple- Ancient Corinth Apollo is associated with healing, Miracles and Prophecy
  • 7. Different Time Periods • Babylonian Period ( Fall of Jerusalem) Till mid 500 BC • Persian Babylonian period ( Xerxes ) Mid 500 BC to Early 300 BC • Hellenistic Period – 330 BC to 50 BC • Roman Period – During the birth of Jesus
  • 8. Biblical mention of Corinth • Under the Romans, Corinth was rebuilt as a major city in Southern Greece or Achaia. It had a large mixed population of Romans, Greeks, and Jews. • Paul wrote two of his epistles to the Christian community at Corinth • Three Epistles
  • 9. Agenda • • • • • Corinth Background of the Epistle Two Divisions Group Discussion Final Take aways
  • 10. 2. Background of the Epistle • When the apostle Paul first visited the city (AD 51 or 52), Paul resided here for eighteen months (see Acts 18:1– 18). • Paul became acquainted with Priscilla and Aquila with whom he worked and travelled. • Paul Goes to Ephesus (Acts 19,20,21) (1 Cor 16:8) • He writes first letter( lost epistle) (1 Cor 5:9) • House of chloe reported to Paul ( 1 C0R 1:11, 5:1) • Stephanus, Fortunatus and Achaicus was sent by Corinthian assembly to Paul to get clarification on some issues.
  • 11. Agenda • • • • • Corinth Background of the Epistle Two Divisions Group Discussion Final Take aways
  • 12. 3. Two Divisions • Chapters 1- 6 : Paul’s advice to the Corinthians based on Chloe’s report • Chapters 7-16 : Paul’s answers to the questions posed by the Corinthians (16 :17) • Language – Koine Greek (Common Spoken language) Major Theme Establishing the Church in the True Gospel
  • 13. Chapters 1-6 • Paul’s style of opening his letter – Grace, Speech and Knowledge, Spiritual gifts, Eagerly awaiting the coming of the Lord (1:4-7) • Paul knew that there were quarrels among people ( Paul, Apollos, Cephas) (1:12 , 3 :4) • Proud people will not understand truth (1:24,25) • Encouragement to those who think that they don’t have eloquence of speech ( 2:1 , led by Spirit -2 :12,13) • Don’t boast about men (3 :21)
  • 14. Chapters 1-6 • Corinthians even doubted Paul (4:3,4) – Paul’s testimony (4:9-16) • Content of Lost epistle (5th chapter) – Immorality – Incest ; still they were proud (5:2) – Deliver to satan (5:5) – Judge whom (5:12,13) • Are you not ashamed to draw each other to draw each other to court cases? (6th chapter) – Judge angels (6:3)
  • 15. Chapters 1-6 • Body is not for sexual immorality (6:13) – Sins against his body (6:18) – Honour God with your body (6:20)
  • 16. Chapters 7-16 • • • • • • Marriage and Divorce Food offered to idols Questions on Paul’s apostleship Spiritual gifts Tongues and Prophecy Resurrection of the dead
  • 17. Chapters 7-16 • Because of immorality, marry (7:2) • Unmarried and Widows can marry (7:8) • Married Wife should not separate from husband. If she does, she should not remarry • Husband should not divorce ( even a non believer wife); but if they leave, let them leave. (7:15) • Food offered to idols – There is no idol (8:4) – Stumbling block (8:9)
  • 18. Chapters 7-16 • Paul was single and he worked. So people doubted whether he was an apostle (9:5,6) • Living from gospel (9 :14) – But Paul was not • Paul reminds the Corinthians about Israel History – – – – Against idol worship Sexual immorality Do not eat food offered to idols What ever you do, do it for the glory of God.
  • 19. Chapters 7-16 • • • • • Covering of heads (11:7 ,8) Long hair ( 11:15) Lord’s supper- Disorder( 11:19,20,21) Be very careful when you take communion (11:29) Gifts of the spirit 1.Message of wisdom 2. Message of Knowledge 3. Faith 4. Healing 5. Miraculous powers 6.Prophecy 7. Discernment 8 Different kinds of tongues 9. Interpretation of Tongues • Body Example (12:12) • Five types of ministry – Apostles ,Prophets , Teachers , Miracle workers, healers, administrators, Tongues, interpreters
  • 20. Chapters 7-16 • Love 13 • 13:8 – Some denominations base their theology on this verse • Tongues and Prophecy (14) • Reminding the Gospel (15) – – – – Christ died for our sins (15:3) Resurrection of the dead (15 :12) What body (15:35) Let nothing move you away from God (15:58)
  • 21. Chapters 7-16 • Corinthians knew what Paul preached to Galatians (16:1) – Help God’s people • Treat Timothy well (16:10) • Apollos refused to go to meet the Corinthians (16:12) • Acquilla and Priscilla was with Paul in Ephesus • Church (Body of Christ and not building) – (16:19)
  • 22. Discussion
  • 23. Six Positives from Corinth Church • • • • They were brand-new believers. They participated. They made mistakes, but out of enthusiasm. They practiced their new faith while still growing in it. . • Their new faith was relevant to their world. • They were a real church.