46-BSG-1 (1 Corinthians 1)

Bible Study Guide
46-BSG-1 (1 Corinthians 1)
June 8, 2018


[1] On his third missionary journey, what city did Paul make the center of his evangelistic activities? Ephesus (Acts 19:1, 10; 20:31)

“For over three years Ephesus was the center of Paul’s work. A flourishing church was raised up here, and from this city the gospel spread throughout the province of Asia, among both Jews and Gentiles.”— The Acts of the Apostles, page 291.

[2] Where was Paul when he wrote what is now called his first epistle to the Corinthians? During what part of his stay there was it written? Ephesus (1 Cor. 16:8, 19.)

[3] What are some of the circumstances that occasioned the writing of the letter? Divisions, Fornication. (1 Cor. 1:11; 5:1; 7:1.)

[4] List the main points of this chapter
(a) Introduction (1-9)
(b) The nature of the division at Corinth (10-17)
(c) The folly of boasting in human wisdom (18-31)

[5] Who joined with Paul in addressing this letter to the Corinthians? (v. 1) Sosthenes

[6] What was one thing the church did not lack in Corinth? (v. 7) Spiritual gifts

[8] What is the first problem Paul deals with in this epistle? (v. 10) Division

[9] Who reported this problem to him? (v. 11) The household of Chloe

[10] How was their divisiveness expressed? (v. 12) Calling themselves after men

[11] Who had Paul personally baptized at Corinth? (vv. 14,16) Crispus, Gaius, the household of Stephanus

[12] Why was Paul thankful that he had not baptized any other? (v. 15) Lest they should say he baptized in his own name

[13] In what two ways do men view the preaching of the cross? (v. 18)
(a) Foolishness to those who are perishing
(b) The power of God to those being saved

[14] How did the preaching of Christ crucified appear to the Jews and the Greeks? (v. 23)
(a) A stumbling block to the Jews
(b) Foolishness to the Greeks

[15] How has God chosen to confound the wise of this world? (vv. 27-28) By using that which in their sight is foolish, weak, base, despised

[16] What did Christ become for us? “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—” (1 Corinthians 1:30, NKJV)

[17] Upon what grounds may we glory/ boast? (v. 31) The Cross of Jesus Christ. “That, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”” (1 Corinthians 1:31, NKJV)


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