Overcoming Divisions & Difficulties
in the Body of Christ

Why are there so many divisions in the church?
Why does the church sometimes tolerate
sin?
Are you experiencing any of the same problems
that the Corinthians did in your own relationships
or in your church?
If you have similar questions, this study is an important resource

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Learn how to pray by knowing God's mind and will
on divisions.
What does God say about marriage, divorce, remarriage? Tongues? Prophecy? Giving?

Paul addresses these issues raised by Corinthian believers.

 

 

 

Preparation
Orientation

  Spine (PDF)
PowerPoint: Corinth
Paul's Relationship with the Church at Corinth
Video Lecture: Corinth in Context by Christopher Gornold-Smith
CGI: The City of Ancient Corinth (6 min)

Video: Word Study using BlueLetterBible
Video: Word Study using Logos Bible Software

PDF: Lesson One, OWS, At-A-Glance

Lesson One                        
Overview of 1 Corinthians

 

Chart: God's Foundation of Truth
Chart:
Chronological Order of Paul's Epistles
Map: Paul's Epistles
Chart: Cultural Background
Video: A Visit to Corinth by David Whitling (:22)
Kay: Hesitant to Share the Gospel?
David: What is the Bible to You? Motivation for Obedience?


Lesson Two                              (1)
The Corinthians

 

Chart: Word Studies
Video:
What is the Origin of Baptism? by Jeff Benner
Video: Dust of the Rabbi 6.1 When the Rabbi says "Come" by Ray Vander Laan
Kay:  Are You Among the Called?
David: Path to Unity


Lesson Three                        (1-2)
Wisdom of God


  Article:  Do Jews Believe in the Holy Spirit?
Kay: Divisions in the Church? WHY?
David: Message of the Cross- Foolishness or Power?

Lesson Four                         (3-4)
Natural Man, Spiritual Man

 

Cross-References
Chart: The Bible: A Temple Text
Video: Life of Messiah 3.4 No Greater Love by Ray Vander Laan
Kay: Whom Do You Serve? Quality?
David: Imitating Christ- Solution for Unity


Lesson Five                          (5-6)
Judging Sin in the Church

 

Cross-References
Kay: Can You Live in Sin & Still Go to Heaven?
David: Do NOT be Arrogant- Clean out the Leaven


Lesson Six                                 (7)
Singleness, Marriage
Divorce, Re-Marriage

  Kay: Confused About Re-Marriage?
David: Remain in the Condition in which You were Called

Lesson Seven                        (8-9)
Liberty & Idols

 
Kay: What Would You Do for the Sake of the Gospel?
David: What Rights Would You Give up?

Lesson Eight                           (10)
Faithfulness

  Cross-References
Kay: Running, for WHOSE Pleasure?
David: Are You Living to Bring Glory to God?
Video: Walk as Jesus Walked 7.1 Run! The Passion of ELijahby Ray Vander Laan
 
Lesson Nine                            (11)
Cultural Traditions

 

Cross-References
Video: PAUL-Should Women Teach? by Matthew Vander Els

Kay: What's Appropriate? Does it Matter?
David: Lord's Supper: Miss the purpose & Your Practice is Out of Line


Lesson Ten                        (12-14)
Spiritual Gifts

  LOVE: Chiastic Structure
Video: Clash of the KIngdoms 15.3 The Powers of Darkness (Delphi) by Ray Vander Laan
Kay: Confused About Spiritual Gifts?
Ritchie Johnson: God's Plan to Build Up, Equip the Church

Lesson Eleven                        (15)
The Gospel: The King
The Resurrection

  Video: Death & Resurrection 4.7 Roll Away the Stone by Ray Vander Laan
Kay: What if you Die and Jesus WASN'T Resurrected?
David: Resurrection, NOT Resuccitation

Lesson Twelve                  (15-16)
Final Exhortations

  Cross-References
Corinth: Various Philosophies of  "Afterlife"


Kay: What Happens When You Die?
David: What is the Gospel?


 

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