As one of a series of outstanding studies into the truth of the Word of God, this book “First Corinthians” provides details of what the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian Christians. They had written to Paul asking for his help regarding certain topics which had arisen in their church. The Study Guide and New Translation from the Critical Greek Texts and Papyri include his teaching on what God has given mankind to believe regarding Himself and His son, the Lord Jesus Christ, plus he shows how adversely the people who did not believe God’s Word in that city were affecting their behavior.
This book should help anyone wanting to learn the depths of the Book of First Corinthians. The layperson can use the Study Guide as reference when reading any popular version of the Bible, including the King James Version. For the Biblical student and researcher, the Study Guide to the Book of First Corinthians should serve very well as a primary source of Biblical research, reference, and Bible commentary. For the teacher and the preacher, the material should prove more than adequate in the preparation of accurate and detailed Bible Lessons and Sermons.
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Introduction to First Corinthians
The letter (epistle) of First Corinthians was written by Paul, the apostle, to the church of God in the city of Corinth. These people had already received the gift of holy spirit from God by means of the Lord Jesus Christ because they had already been taught and they believed God’s Word. The Corinthian church consisted of holy-people (Christians) who were of a Judean/Israeli background and also those who were of a Gentile background. They had written to Paul asking for his help regarding certain topics which had arisen within their church. Also, he had heard from other holy-people regarding certain events that were taking place within the Corinthian church.
Paul wrote this letter by revelation to remind the holy-people and to teach them more of that-which God has given mankind to believe regarding Himself and His son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He wrote this letter at Ephesus in the spring of 57 AD (refer to Acts chapter 19 and I Corinthians 16:8).
Corinth was the chief city of the Roman province of Achaia, which was in the southern part of modern-day Greece. It had a harbor on either side of it, and so it was a large commercial city, which resulted in the fact that some of its citizens were very wealthy and they lived wildly and extravagantly.
When we read the contents of Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church, we can see how adversely the people who did not believe God’s Word in that city were affecting the behavior of some of the holy-people.
- I Corinthians Chapter 1
- I Corinthians Chapter 2
- I Corinthians Chapter 3
- I Corinthians Chapter 4
- I Corinthians Chapter 5
- I Corinthians Chapter 6
- I Corinthians Chapter 7
- I Corinthians Chapter 8
- I Corinthians Chapter 9
- I Corinthians Chapter 10
- I Corinthians Chapter 11
- I Corinthians Chapter 12
- I Corinthians Chapter 13
- I Corinthians Chapter 14
- I Corinthians Chapter 15
- I Corinthians Chapter 16
- Relevant Notes
- First 1 Corinthians Video Index