Mar 25th - 1 Corinthians 1) Purpose of Paul's Letters:...

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1 Corinthians 1) Purpose of Paul’s Letters: Situational 2) Paul’s Relationship to the Church a) He founded it: (Acts 18:1-11; 1 Cor 12:2) b) He instructed them in Christian Faith (1 Cor 15) c) He left after 18 months 3) After Paul Left Corinth he spent two years in Ephesus Acts 19:1-40 from which he wrote the Corinthian Letters a) He found out about problems i) 1 Cor 1:11 – Chloe sends “her people” probably slaves of her of problems of the Corinthians ii) 1 Cor 7:1 – He gets a letter from the Corinth b) Some Problems i) Cor 1-4; 6 -- Divisions in the Community (1-4), taking brothers and sisters to court (6) ii) Cor 5, 6 problem of immorality (5), visiting prostitutes (6) iii) Cor 7, 8-10 ethical questions “Is sex a good idea at all” (7) Meat offered to idols- eating meat offered to the idols is not bad just if you give thanks and bless the food so that God gives you the blessing (strong brother) But if the weaker brother “stumbles” because you are eating “idol” meat don’t eat meat. (This was the only kind of meat available besides killing it yourself from the
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