First Corinthians

INTRODUCTION, 1. 1-9.

  • Opening Salutation, 1-3.
  • Thanksgiving, 4-9.
  • Dissension in the Assembly, i. 10 to 4. 21. Reported to Paul.
  • Its Existence, 1. 10-17.
  • The Charge, 10-12.
  • The Challenge, 13-17. ‘Is Christ divided?’ Question and Answer
  • Its Evil, 1. 18 to 4. 5.
  • Inconsistency with the Character of the Christian Message, 1. 18 to 3. 4.
  • The Gospel is not Earthly Wisdom, 1.18 to 2. 5. Message of the Cross, 18-25. Material of the Assembly, 26-31. Method of the Preacher, 2. 1-5.
  • The Gospel is Heavenly Wisdom, 2. 6 to 3. 4. A Mystery revealed through the Spirit, 6-10. A Knowledge apprehended by the Spiritual, 11-16. A Theme unsuited to the Carnal, 3. 1-4.
  • Inconsistency with the Character of the Christian Ministry 3. 5 to 4. 5.
  • The Challenge, 5-19. ‘What are we?’ Question and Answer.
  • The Counsel, 3. 18 to 4. 5. ‘Let’ (four times).
  • Against Glorying in Servants of Christ, 18-23.
  • Against Judging the Servants of Christ, 4. 1-5.
  • Its Element, 4. 6-21. ‘Puffed up’, 6. 18.
  • Apostolic Expostulation, 6-13.
  • Fatherly Entreaty, 14-21.
  • Disorders in the Assembly, chs. 5 to 6. Reported to Paul.
  • Incest, ch. 5.
  • The Evil stigmatized, 1-2.
  • The Discipline enjoined, 3-5.
  • The Motive urged, 6-8.
  • The Injunction amplified, 9-13.
  • Litigation, 6. i-ii.
  • The Shame of it, 1-6. ‘Know ye not?’
  • The Wrong of it, 7-11. ‘Know ye not?’
  • Impurity, 6. 12-20.
  • Principles enunciated, I2-I3a.
  • Principles applied, 130-20. ‘Know ye not?’
  • Difficulties in the Assembly, 7. I to II. 1. Referred to Paul.
  • Concerning Marriage and certain Contingencies, 7. I-17.
  • Married Persons, 7. 1-7. Mutual Obligations.
  • Unmarried and Widows, 8-9.
  • Married Persons, 10-17. Special Considerations.
  • Concerning Matters of Circumstance, 7. 18-24. ‘Abide in the calling … with God.’
  • In Circumcision, 18-20.
  • In Servitude, 21-24.
  • Concerning Marriages and certain Contingencies, 7. 25-40. Virgins and Widows.
  • Concerning Meals sacrificed to Idols, ch. 8. Relation of love to knowledge.
  • Knowledge brings Liberty, 1-5.
  • Love conditions Liberty. 9-13.
  • Concerning the Ministry of Paul, ch. 9. Authority and Liberty.
  • Rights claimed, 1-14.
  • Rights waived, 15-27.
  • Concerning Meats sacrificed to Idols, 10. 1 to 11. I. Relation of Liberty to Expediency.
  • Perils illustrated, 10. 1-14.
  • Principles involved, 10. 15-21.
  • Procedure indicated, 10. 23-11. I.
  • Disorders in the Assembly, ii. 2 to 14. 40. Reported to Paul.
  • In the Behaviour of Christian Women, 11. 2-16.
  • In the Observance of the Lord’s Supper, 11. 17-34.
  • Deportment, 17-22.
  • Description, 23-26.
  • Discipline, 27-34.
  • In the Use of Spiritual Gifts, chs. 12 to 14.
  • Divine Endowment of the Gifts, ch. 12. The Gifts. Their Nature, 1-3. Their Diversity, 4-11. The Analogy, 12-26. The Application, 27-31.
  • Vital Energy of the Gifts, ch. 13. The Grace – Love. Its Preeminence, 1-3. Its Prerogatives, 4-7. Its Permanence, 8-13.
  • Proper Exercise of the Gifts, ch. 14. The Guidance.
  • Comparative Values between Prophecy and Tongues, 1-25. (To the Assembly, 1-20. To the World, 21-25).
  • Orderly Employment of Prophecy and Tongues, 26-40.
  • Doctrine in the Assembly, ch. 15. Reported to Paul. The Resurrection.
  • The Doctrine Proclaimed, 1-11.
  • Its Denial Countered, 12-19.
  • Its Facts Asserted, 20-28.
  • Its Reality Argued, 29-34.
  • Its Nature Explained, 35-49.
  • Its Hope Revealed, 50-54.
  • Its Triumph Anticipated, 55-58.
  • CONCLUSION, ch. 16.

    • Final Directions, 1-18.
    • Collection for the Saints, 1-4.
    • Intention of the Writer, 5-9.
    • Reception of the Brethren, 10-12.
    • Exhortation to the Saints, 13-14.
    • Recognition of Leaders, 15-18.
    • Closing Salutations, 19-24.
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