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2013年07月02日

Thompson's OUTLINES of The First Epistle to the Corinthians

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4268-The First Epistle to the Corinthians

WRITER, The Apostle Paul.

HISTORICAL OCCASION. The church at Corinth was founded by Paul on his second missionary journey. It had become infected with the evils which surrounded 
it in a licentious city.
   The Greeks were proud of their learning and philosophy, but at the same time were addicted to gross immorality.
   They were especially fond of oratory.
  It is apparent that Appolos, an eloquent Christian Jew, had come to Corinth and captured the imagination of the Greek Christians, see Acts,ch.18:24-28.
   This fact led to the drawing of comparisons between him, with his silver tongue, and other religious leaders. Especially to the discredit of Paul, whose bodily 
presence seems not to have been impressive. See 2 Co.10:10.
   This probably is the clue to the schisms in the church, ch.1:11-13.  It was the desire of Paul to purify the church from partyism and immorality, which was the primary cause of the writing of the epistle.

THE EPISTLE MAY BE DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS.

PART I. MAIN THEME.
The cleansing of the Church from False Conceptions of the Ministry, Intellectual Pride, Social Evils, and other disorders, chs.1-11.

KEY CHAIN showing the false conceptions of the ministry, ch.1:12-17 ; 3:4-7,21,22 ; 4:6,7.

SYNOPSIS.
(1) The salutation. ch.1:1-9.
(2) The need of cleansing the church from party divisions, man-worship, and glorifying in worldly wisdom, ch.1:10-31.
(3) Paul's exemplary ministry.  There was no attempt on his part to display worldly wisdom, but to declare the wisdom of God in a message revealed to him by 
the Holy Spirit, ch.2:1-16.
(4) The strife over leaders is a mark of immaturity and carnality,ch.3:1-8.
(5) The True view of the Ministry. Ministers should be regarded:
(a) As dispensers of the truth, ch.3:1, 2.
(b) As gardeners, ch.3:6-8.
(c) As co-laborers with God, ch.3:9.
(d) As character builders, ch.3:10.
(e) As stewards, ch.4:1,2.
(f) As sufferers for Christ's sake, ch.4:9-13.
(g) As examples, ch.4:16, 17.
(h) As administrators of discipline, ch.4:18-21.
(6) The duty of cleansing the church:
(a) From immorality, ch.5:1-13.
(b) From litigation, ch.6:1-8.
(c) Believers as members of Christ's body and temples of the Holy Spirit, should purify themselves from all sensuality, ch.6:9-20.
(7) The sanctification of marriage and all sexual relationships and the paramount claims of the spiritual life, ch.7:1-40.
(8) Christian ideals demand the sacrifice of certain rights and privilege for the sake of the ignorant and the weak.
   For instance, the eating meat that has been offered to idols, ch.8:1-13.
(9) Paul's example of the surrender of certain rights and liberties for the sake of winning men to Christ, ch.9:1-27.
(10) Israel's example of infidelity, a warning to the church, ch.10:1-15.
(11) Fellowship at the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, demands separation from evil associations, ch.10:16-21.
(12) Christian influence to be guarded in the matters of eating and drinking, ch. 10:23-33.
(13) Social customs to be observed in matters of dress, ch.11:1-16.
(14) Cleansing of the church from disorders in connection with the Lord's Supper, and the proper observance of the same, ch.11:17-34.

PART II. Doctrinal Instructions and Advices.
(1) Concerning the diversity of spiritual gifts, ch.12:1-31.
(2) The preeminence of love, ch.13:1-13.
(3) The preeminence of Prophecy over the gift of tongues, and the importance of maintaining proper order in the public assemblies, ch.14:1-40.
(4)  The doctrine of the resurrection, ch.15:1-58.
(5) Closing instructions and salutations, ch.16:1-24


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