Prophecy and Tongues (1 Corinthians 14:1-25)

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.

Diversity In Unity (1 Corinthians 12:15-21)

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.

Diversity In Unity (1 Corinthians 12:1-14)

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.

Concerning “Virgins” (1 Corinthians 7:25-40)

This is a textual lesson from Paul’s letter to the church of Christ in Corinth. The lesson comes from chapter 7:25-40. Paul is instructing the church concerning virgins, most likely young betrothed ladies and whether they should go through with their proposed marriages or remain single to more fully serve Christ.

 

Remain As You Are (1 Corinthians 7:12-24)

This is a textual study from 1 Corinthians 7:12-24. This lesson is part of a larger series from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. Paul is encouraging the brethren who are married to non-believers to remain with them. He is also encouraging them all to serve God in whatever situation they are currently in (married, single, slave, free, circumcised, uncircumcised, etc.)