“Gaius”: Since Romans was written from Corinth, this man was probably the host referred to (in Romans 16:23a). Paul was sought out of God to be an apostle to the Gentiles. Spiritual Gifts - Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. These divisions are nothing more than the roots of denominationalism. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. This lesson will serve as a 1 Corinthians 1 Bible study and commentary. Paul is explaining to them that there is one message from God that saved them, and they must stick with that message. Contentions here, means quarrels. address the problems in the church (1 Corinthians 1-6); answer questions (1 Corinthians 7:1-16:4); and, tell those on Corinth of his (Paul’s) plans to visit them (1 Corinthians 16:5-9). 1:1 Paul, 1 called [to be] an 2 apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and 3 Sosthenes [our] brother, (1) The inscription of the epistle, in which he mainly tries to procure the good will of the Corinthians towards him, yet nonetheless in such a way that he always lets them know that he is the servant of God and not of men. He will find us not guilty of any sin, if we are His. We have discussed how many times people will hang on to one or two of their habits sometimes when they come to Christianity, and will try to teach that along with Christianity. 1 Corinthians 1:8 “Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”. Had they been baptized by him; he is afraid some might confuse that with him being their Savior. The most serious problem of the Corinthian church was worldliness, an unwillingness to divorce the culture around them. Paul corrects their thinking by focusing their attention on Christ. What the world calls foolish is the source of power and wisdom to those who humble themselves and earnestly seek God’s truth (James 4:6-10). Chapter 1 Greeting. Without this message, people cannot be saved, which means they cannot receive the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 2 Corinthians 5:5), which means they cannot have the ability to discern truth, which means they do not have the mind and wisdom of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:9-16). Christianity is a family. 1 Tim. Realistically speaking these are nothing more than divisions that are rooted in the same causes that Paul is writing about; people following the teachings of someone who has their own take on Christ. Keith Simons. 1 Corinthians 1:1 “Paul, called [to be] an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes [our] brother,”. We do not join Jesus like you would a club. He had the power of attorney from the Lord Jesus. When we are convinced in our heart that Jesus did this for us, and we accept Him as our Substitute for our sin, we will be saved. When this happens, they speak of the same things and there are no divisions among them because they have the same mind. We have a tendency, like these people here, to relate our Christianity to the one who led us to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9 “God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”. Why did Paul not want to personally baptize them. Biblically, a saint is someone who has trusted Christ as their savior and strives to live a Christian life (Acts 11:22-26; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 14:12). The democratic way of life was foremost here, and debates were allowed on all subjects. From here the pride and foolishness of man is demonstrated to be the cause of false doctrine and teachings, which leads man astray and causes him to despise Christ and His followers. Was Paul, or John Calvin, or Martin Luther, or John Wesley crucified for us? The harlots and publicans knew they had sinned, and asked and got forgiveness for their sin. This is a reference to the moment of salvation when the gospel was heard and believed and settled in the heart. 1 Corinthians 1:10 “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”. Notice that Paul writes this letter to individuals in the church at Corinth. This is referring to the coming of the Lord for His church, or the Rapture. We are told that he was a student of Gamaliel. 1 Corinthians 15:1 “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;” Paul had not only preached the good news of the gospel to them, but had even started this church here at Corinth. On one occasion, he was beaten for bringing Paul before the civil court at Corinth (Acts 18:12-17). If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. It was Christ who was crucified for us and our baptism is our public testimony of our identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, not someone else (Romans 10:9-10). 1 Corinthians 12:3 “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.” To denounce Jesus as God in the flesh, was what this was speaking of that caused them to be accursed. Whose will was it for Paul to be an apostle? Paul points out how God makes fools out of those who claim the wisdom of the world as truth. i. They were not just sitting around waiting for the coming of the Lord, but were using the gifts of the Spirit that the Lord had given them to help them minister. The most prominent of the false worship was of Aphrodite. Footnotes. We explained that knowledge is accumulated learning. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. “Gift” in Greek is specifically “a gift of grace.” While the blessings of speech and knowledge were primarily for evangelizing the lost, the spiritual gifts (chapters 12-14), edify the church. 1 Corinthians 1:6 “Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:”. One of the outskirts of Corinth was Cenchrea, which was a seaport. His mother was a Hebrew and his father was a Roman. When this happens, believers are despised and persecuted (1 Corinthians 4:10; James 2:1-6; 2 Timothy 3:12) until such time as God sets things right forever. 1 Corinthians 1:14-15 “I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;” “Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.”. “I speak with tongues more than ye all”: Paul emphasized that by writing all of this, he was not condemning genuine tongues (plural); nor, as some may have thought to accuse him, was he envious of a gift he did not possess. What message for the churches today can we get out of verse 12, here? We see a closeness here with the Lord Jesus. Most of the believers could not consistently separate themselves from their old, selfish, immoral, and pagan ways. It is hard to unlearn some things. There was another non-canonical letter after 1 Corinthians, usually call “the severe letter” (2 Cor. Even the word denomination loosely translated means of another name. In fact, all are called, but only those who receive Jesus as Savior and Lord are chosen. Sosthenes was the Chief ruler of the synagogue in Corinth who was a believer that was beaten by a mob that sought to persecute Paul (See Acts 18:17). 1 Corinthians 14:18 “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:”. Dr. Mike holds under-graduate through post graduate degrees in Christian Education and formerly worked as a nurse. This has broad implications in that if Christ is our source of wisdom, then the Bible is our source of wisdom (John 1:1; John 1:14). Paul specifically refers to the believers as sanctified in Christ, called to be saints along with others that call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. 1. Paul was a native of Tarsus, a city of Cilicia. Because these gifts are given to each believer (12:11-12), without regard for maturity or spirituality, the Corinthians, though sinful, had them in full. His primary goal was to set up churches complete with believers who would continue to teach the gospel to those he had given the gospel to. 1 Corinthians 1:10 Or brothers and sisters.In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 11, 26; 1 Corinthians 1:21 Or the folly of preaching; 1 Corinthians 1:26 Greek according to the flesh; 1 Corinthians 1:29 Greek no flesh It is love to the utmost, and I might add, undeserved love. Finally, it shows us that our source of wisdom is Christ Jesus, who is able to make us wise unto salvation and enables us to love others. It then discusses the foundations for church fellowship and the causes of division. We must always remember that, we are first a follower of and a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and then join whatever denomination best takes care of our needs. Notice, in the verse above that it was God’s will for Paul to be an apostle. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! But love is so valuable, so important, that apart from it, every other good thing is useless. The two particular blessings spoken of here, are related to presenting the truth of God’s Word. The only salvation that is real and able to save you, is the salvation the Lord Jesus paid for with His precious spotless blood. Read them in the archive below. They must repent of their sins and receive their forgiveness. Bible Study, Coming or “Revelation” of Christ: Paul looks to the blessing of future grace. Now, they could come boldly before the throne of God, and they would be just as if they had never sinned. 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 Second Continued. I believe the important word in the Scripture above is fellowship. 1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. This church had been established on Paul’s second missionary journey. Greeks and Romans made up the majority of the people. As believers who are Biblically literate, it is astounding how some people have no clue even about the simplest teachings of the Bible. 1 Corinthians 1:7 “So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:”. 1 When I came to you, brothers, proclaiming the mystery of God, [] I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom. These people, even though they were sinners, were very receptive to the message God had given them through Paul. They cannot deny the miracles. What caused Paul to come to Christianity? 1 John 1:3 “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”, 1 John 1:6 “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:”, 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”. Likewise, was our baptism denominational in recognition? It isn’t that Corinthian judges were necessarily bad judges, but they were not Christians. Even Paul, unwillingly taught things that were a leftover from his teachings by Gamaliel. God uses the simplicity of the gospel to pierce the fallacy of man’s wisdom about eternity. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. When you couple that with Lord, you have said a lot. Considering how many people Paul preached to that were saved, this speaks volumes about the heart of the true gospel. Having this common bond requires that each member of the fellowship thinks the same way. It had prospered due to nearby overland trade routes, which were used by ship merchants to haul their ships by land instead of sailing the long way around. Here God calls those who are not necessarily wise, mighty, or noble according to the ways of the world. I believe that is what Paul is saying here. Tagged as: No human leader, not even an apostle, should be given the loyalty that belongs only to the Lord. 2:4). Chapter Overview First Corinthians 1 is the introduction to one of Paul's letter to the city of Corinth. Bible commentary, Paul mentions that the people he baptized were so very few that he could list them by name. Paul feels very grateful to God for the church He allowed him to begin here in Corinth. The day, spoken of here, is judgment day, when we all stand before the Lord to be judged. The fact that Paul calls him brother makes me believe that he converted to Christianity. The city of Corinth was believed to be a city of about 600,000 people when this … Another meaning is to make holy. The word “Saints” means sacred, blameless or religious. An immature person (such as a baby) doesn’t have the discernment to know what is good to eat and what isn’t. Chloe was probably a prominent person in the Corinthian church who had written or come to visit Paul in Ephesus to tell him of the factions in the church. He was a Pharisee of the Pharisees. First of all, he explains that they must be together, that division is not what God would have. What was Paul practicing, when he persecuted the Christians? All Rights Reserved. This means that there must be people who take the message of salvation to the masses (Romans 10:13-17; Galatians 3:1-14). 1 What did Paul not come with when he came to the Corinthians?--eloquence or superior wisdom 2 What did Paul resolve to know while he was with the Corinthians?--nothing (except Jesus Christ and him crucified) 3 In what did Paul come to the Corinthians?--weakness and fear and much trembling 4 What was Paul's message and preaching not with?--wise and persuasive words 5 Why were Paul's message and preaching not with wise and persuasive words?--so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom… “Fools…Wise”: Again, Paul is using sarcasm. I n the middle of the Apostle Paul’s exposition on spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians chapters 12 to 14 is the often quoted chapter on love: 1 Corinthians 13. Our answer should be a resounding NO! 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every … We see that Paul did not want them to think of him as Christ. This is not the prodigal son (of Luke 15:11), but the parable of the two sons, one who said he would work in the vineyard but didn’t and the other who at first said no but then repented and went. This confounds or confuses those who consider themselves to be of high education, intellect, and position because of their pride. 1 Corinthians 1:5 “That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and [in] all knowledge;”. Christ is not divided and neither is His body, the church. Commentary. 1 Corinthians 4:10 “We [are] fools for Christ’s sake, but ye [are] wise in Christ; we [are] weak, but ye [are] strong; ye [are] honorable, but we [are] despised.”. Paul zeros in on the focus of preaching the gospel, which is not baptizing people, but preaching the truth of salvation (1 Corinthians 1:17). That is the reason it is so important to study the Bible every day. Philippians 2:2 – Make my joy complete by being of one mind and spirit and love. This is because pride, along with lust of the flesh and eyes, which is not of the Father, but is of the world (1 John 2:15-16). Before, Paul had written the church other correspondence (see 5:9), which was also corrective in nature. He does not try to change their life style. 1 Corinthians Chapter 1 We are beginning one of the most important letters that Paul wrote to the churches he had begun. 1 Corinthians 1:2 “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:”. As such, it contains Paul's usual greeting followed by a blessing and then the beginning of the body of the letter. Grace is one word that is hard to explain, because it is so all forgiving. All agree, who are not even Christians that He was the Anointed One. Only His blood cleanses from all sin. The fivefold ministry of the church was active here. I will just mention in passing, that the Father and Jesus are spoken of separately. He lists some of the things he has heard, which indicate the divisions are based on leaders each follows, such as Apollos and Cephas, also known as Peter, as well as some who identify with Christ. Actually, just baptizing someone does not save them. One thing that we must remember from the outset: There were no iron clad doctrines that were to be used in all of these churches. The grace of God toward man is unexplainable. 4:11; 5:12), at which time all true believers will be fixed solidly forever as holy and without sin, in full resurrected glory and purity, to live in heaven with God forever. 1 Corinthians 1 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ … 1 Corinthians 1:12 “Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.”. It also touches upon the true gospel of Jesus Christ, which does not involve man-made works such as baptism. But the city was so corrupt that an idiom was coined “like a Corinthian,” which meant someone who was … If we are believers in Christ, we are all born into Him. “Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you.” His full name was most likely “Gaius Titius Justus” and the whole church or congregation met in his house. Paul is also saying, that he has taught them what they know about the Lord. b. (1) Whom the letter is from: Paul, a called apostle. The self-righteous did not even know they needed to repent. This is speaking of the ability to minister in a given area. Learn more about Dr. Mike at Christianity Every Day. 1 Corinthians 1:13 “Is Christ divided? When was the church at Corinth established? ( 1Cr 6:2-6) Why Christians are fully capable of judging their own matters, and it is wrong to go … The Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. There were over 1000 prostitutes working to win converts to this very sensual religion. Some will even go as far as to put bumper stickers on their cars with quips such as, “Born okay the first time" or an emblem of a fish with legs eating a Christian fish, inferring that evolution devours Christianity. 1 Corinthians 2 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. Paul makes the point that non-believers who think the wisdom they learned from the world is the truth, think that preaching the gospel is foolishness. You know that when you were still pagans, you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols. First we need to ask, who is this Paul? Utterance: Regarding speaking for God, believers are able to speak when God wants them to because of His enablement. While Paul recognizes the importance of the spiritual gifts and their place in the Christian’s life, he tells that there is something superior to these gifts. He concludes by greeting them using the words, “grace to you" and indicates that he is writing to them in the name of the Lord. Why was it easy for Paul to be heard the first time here? 5:17-18 “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.” “For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. Sosthenes (of safe strength), had been the ruler of the synagogue at Corinth. The church at Corinth had been established on one of Paul’s missionary journeys. Notice how they are made holy. Not the Day of the Lord which is a term referring to judgment on the ungodly. Williams, Michael, (2013). 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. Some will say I am a Baptist, others say I am a Methodist, others will say I am a Christian. Paul is saying, he tried to live a life before them that they could follow. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. What seaport city was a suburb of Corinth? Finally we come to the heart of 1 Corinthians 1, the source of our wisdom. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. What Do Christians Believe About Dinosaurs? The message is Christ and Him crucified. We know we have discussed, over and over, that the best sermon a person can preach is the life they live that others can see. This deception leads people to look to signs and wonders and miracles (Matthew 7:21-23; Mark 13:22) along with advanced studies of man-made philosophies that make the cross of Christ an offense and stumbling block (Romans 14:13; 2 Peter 2 6-8). This was a very evil city. Fellowship, in the verse above, means union. On his way on one of his many journeys to capture Christians and put them in jail, he encountered the Lord Jesus Christ, in a great and blinding Light. Strangely enough this is still going on today in the form of denominations. We will find that people who are caught up in sin, and know they are, are easier to reach for God than the educated who want to analyze everything. There are three Scriptures in 1 John that can say this much better than I can. Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Advertise. Paul uses this greeting in all of his letters. The only way to know real peace is in the Lord Jesus. Tongues are good, prophecy and knowledge and faith are good, sacrifice is good. Many are called, but few are chosen. 1 Corinthians: Bible Study and Commentary. His authorship was attested by Clement of Rome as early as a.d. 96, and today practically all NT interpreters concur. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. Paul mentions that he had received reports of divisions amongst the believers. We know that he was a Pharisee. It also means, he that is sent. We must be a Christian Baptist, if Baptist is our choice of denomination to join. 1 Corinthians 1:3 “Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.”. Note that (in Matt. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. They have a wrong understanding of 1 Corinthians 13:8, which says that tongues will cease (explained in the notes on 1 Corinthians 13). I don’t want you to misunderstand this. His Hebrew name was Saul which means asked. 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.”. Albuquerque, NM: Selah Mountain Bible Institute. 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. This perhaps, was the reason Paul had an easy time being heard at first. 1 Corinthians 1, Who reported to Paul of the problems in the church? Thanks for stopping by! The ultimate is when you know Him as your Lord. 1 Corinthians 1 – Jesus, the Wisdom of God A. Greeting and giving of thanks. At the Lord’s second coming, His full glory, honor, and majesty will be revealed in blazing splendor (Rev. Paul thanks God on their behalf for the grace He has given them and that they were enriched by God in all that they said and know, thus demonstrating that their testimony of Christ was confirmed to others by their service to the Lord. We are beginning one of the most important letters that Paul wrote to the churches he had begun. We are told that for those that are in Christ, or believers, the source of wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption is Christ Jesus. New Testament Survey: 1 Corinthians. It also touches upon the true gospel of Jesus Christ, which does not involve man-made works such as baptism. I could have said that of all denominations, not just the Baptist. c. They have a wrong understanding of Hebrews 2:3-4, which says that God bore witness with signs and wonders and various miracles by … Others who were given that responsibility did the baptizing. We must be careful not to be a Baptist Christian. Ephesians 4:13 – There is a connection between maturity and unity. God is faithful and will do everything He promised to do. 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Such elevation of leaders leads only to contention, disputes, and a divided church. Paul has begun to show them of the error in their church. Who were the only ones Paul had baptized? This is the way false doctrines come into the church. These small group studies of 1 Corinthians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. 1 Corinthians 11:18 – He heard there were divisions among them. On Covering the Head in Worship 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. Paul depreciates his worth in comparison to the Lord Jesus so the answer to this is definitely no! It is in Christ Jesus. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Previous post: Bible Verses About Reliability: 20 Scripture Quotes, Next post: 5 Differences Between Walking in the Flesh and Walking in the Spirit, Copyright © 2010-2020 Telling Ministries LLC. In other lessons, we have talked about the word “sanctified”, meaning set aside for God’s purpose. Read verse in New International Version is a pastor, author, Christian educator and Biblical counselor who has served in ministry since 2001. In 1 Corinthians 8, Paul established two principles. What type of doctrine had been established, before the founding of the church at Corinth? We will get into this a little more as we go along. Chapter 1. Who sent Paul on the missionary journey to Corinth? If fools despise wisdom and instruction, then fools despise Christ and the Bible (Proverbs 1:7). If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the RSS feed here. Dr. Mike has worked in the information technology field for many years and he uses his talents and experience in the ministry for the glory of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1 Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the purpose of God, and Sosthenes the brother, To the church of God which is in Corinth, to those who have been made holy in Christ Jesus, saints by the selection of God, with all those who in every place give h... Read verse in The Bible in Basic English 1 Corinthians Author and Date. It is not known whether Chloe was a man or a woman. If the Proverbs were written for us to know wisdom, then the Proverbs were written for us to know Christ (Proverbs 1:2). A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of 1 Corinthians. 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