1 Corinthians


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1 Corinthians Author: Paul Date: 56 AD Paul wrote this epistle from Ephesus on his 3rd missionary journey after receiving news of problems in Corinth. Destination: Corinth The church in Corinth was established by Paul on his second missionary journey 50-51 AD (see Acts 18). At that time Corinth was the capital of the Roman Province of Achaia (Southern Greece). It was a key port city of about 700,000 people. Corinth became synonymous with moral corruption. It was the home of the Temple of Aphrodite where 1,000 prostitutes practiced their trade in the name of religion. The city became notorious throughout the Roman World. Paul stayed in Corinth for about 18 months, living in the home of Aquila and Priscilla, while preaching and practicing his trade of tentmaking. Theme: Correcting Carnal Christians This epistle was written to correct carnal Christians. Paul confronts factions, immorality, lawsuits, and abuse of the Lord’s Supper. He also answers questions raised by the Corinthians about marriage, food offered to idols, regulation of public worship and the resurrection. Key Verse: 19

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV)

Love is… #4 4

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 1 Corinthians 13:4 (ESV)

physioo – it means to be proud, vain, arrogant. It points to the effects of pride. Pride puffs up. The Effects of Pride: It separates me from….. 

God. How? It is…  a sin. 4

Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin. Proverbs 21:4 (ESV)

 something God hates. 16

There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Proverbs 6:16-17 (ESV)

 a characteristic of the devil.  people. How?  It causes fights. 10

By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom. Proverbs 13:10 (ESV)

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Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:26 (ESV)

 It hinders communication.  It blocks intimacy. The Cure for Pride: humility 5b

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5b-7 (ESV)