Overcoming Divisions & Difficulties
in the Body of Christ

Why are there so many divisions in the church?
Why does the church sometimes tolerate
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

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.





  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
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
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


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


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)

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


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

Corinth: Various Philosophies of  "Afterlife"

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


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