Bible Studies

1 Corinthians

Background — (1)

Lecture 1―Ewald Seidel Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians Background Roman influences in Corinth It seems that the wealth of Corinth was due to its being the most significant harbour in Greece. The other harbour was at Cenchreae, and between it and Corinth, 9 kilometres away, was a 6 kilometre rock-cut track connecting the... Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1:1—2:16 — (2)

  1 Corinthians 1:1—2:16 Greeting vv1–3 In his greeting, Paul reminds the Corinthians that as an apostle who has been called by Jesus Christ, he has certain authority over them, and can demand obedience (9:1f, 15:8). Question: What causes him to begin this letter in this way? There were some in Corinth who were sti... Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 3:1―4:21 — (3)

Lecture 3―Ewald Seidel Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1 Corinthians 3:1―4:21 Review of lecture 2 In the second lecture we saw how Paul began to deal with the problem of division in the church, caused by the inclination of the Corinthian Christians to regard highly the wisdom of this world. He pointed out to them the di... Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 5:1―6:20 — (4)

Lecture 4―Ewald Seidel Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1 Corinthians 5:1―6:20 In this fourth lecture we will be dealing with three other problem issues in the Corinthian Church, that have come to Paul’s attention: 1) The problem of fornication, 2) The problem of litigation, and 3) The root of the Corinthian problem... Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:1-40 — (5)

Lecture 5―Ewald Seidel Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 In this fifth lecture we will begin looking at the issues raised by the Church in Corinth in their letter to Paul. They wanted his guidance on matters such as marriage and related questions; whether it was appropriate to eat food offered to idols... Continue reading

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