This is a textual lesson from 1 Corinthians 14:1-25. Paul teaches that the gift of prophecy is “greater” than the gift of tongues because it edifies (builds up) the assembly (church). He also defines the purpose of prophecy as building up, exhorting, and comforting brethren.
This lesson walks through the text of 1 Corinthians 12:15-21. Paul tells the Corinthians that each part of the body (the church) is divinely placed by God. No part should feel inferior and has a unique function. Also, no part should think itself superior or feel that others are not necessary.
This is a textual lesson from 1 Corinthians 12:1-14. The character of God Himself is diverse (Father, Son, Spirit) and the way He manifests Himself in members of the Church through the Spirit is also diverse. It is the same Spirit who manifests Himself through us in different ways. And it is that same Spirit that unifies us together into one body. We are all baptized by the same Spirit into the body and we are also made to drink from the same Spirit.
This is a textual lesson from 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 and is part of series of lessons from Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. The christians in Corinth had been dishonoring the Lord and their fellow brethren in their observance of the Lord’s Supper. Paul is reminding them that Christ died so that they could all be one body. Being one body, they should be unified when they come together to partake in this memorial to the Lord.
This lesson is based on Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. In this text, Paul is commanding them to flee idolatry because their involvement in idolatrous feasts is a participation in evil. Even though there is no such thing as another “god”, they are “sharing” with the pagan worshippers in this evil. He also instructs Christians to do all things to God’s glory. Just because we have a right to do something, doesn’t mean it brings glory to God.