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Exegesis of Corinthians Project By Elijah Murimi 6028 A research paper Presented to Rev. Agatha Thimba In partial fulfillment of requirements Exegesis of Corinthians KAG East University Nairobi Kenya
Table of Contents Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 3 The main points Paul is making about Christian leadership ............................................................ 3 Leaders are servants ......................................................................................................................... 4 The model offered by Paul in 1 St Corinthians 3:3-17 ...................................................................... 6 Conclusion ....................................................................................................................................... 7 Reference ......................................................................................................................................... 7
Introduction Paul in reference to the case of Christian leadership has provided a number of points which acts as advice to the people of Corinth regarding how they should approach the subject. It is also important to note also that Paul produced these points based on what he knew that was going on in the church at Corinth. First, the people of Corinth were divided when it came to expression of loyalty considering that they obeyed some leaders and despised others. This is as it has been provided in 1 st Corinthians 1:12 where he condemns the act of division that was evidenced. In this case, he advises the people to respect leaders whom God has put in their disposal with regard the responsibility and authority that God has given to them. Paul also considers the matter of unity when it comes to respect of authority. The main points Paul is making about Christian leadership An analysis of first and second Corinthians by Pascuzzi (2005) shows that the act of failing to recognize these leaders whom God had given them was an indication of lack of unity among believers and it was due to the impact of the external influences. As it has been provided in class readings, in the exegesis of the book of the book of Corinthians, the people of Corinth brought a lot of what was happening in the secular world to church. The issue of divisions and giving loyalty to various leaders and despising others was a case that was taking place at the city of Corinth through the case of philosophers. There were philosophers who had different followers and these people were divided and issue that found itself in the church at that time. Another claim that Paul makes regarding Christian leadership is the call for respect for those who have been put in the place of leadership in the church. As it was the case at Corinth, people would take their matters to secular courts which means that they were not respecting the
authority that had been provided to them in the through the church. This had a negative impact in

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