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.)

Cleaning Out The Leaven (1 Corinthians 5)

This is a textual lesson on 1 Corinthians chapter 5. The apostle Paul is instructing the church in Corinth to cast out the immoral man from their midst, to remember the standard of purity for the Lord’s church, and reminds them that it is their duty to judge those who are within the church.

Correcting False Views (1 Corinthians 3:1-10)

This is a textual lesson from Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth (1 Corinthians 3:1-10).  Paul is correcting some false perceptions about being spiritual and also some false views about God’s servants, specifically those that had been working among the church in Corinth (Paul, Apollos, etc).  The church needed to be reminded that spiritual people must also act spiritual (not with rivalries and contentions).  They also needed to be reminded that their teachers were just servants of God and not to be praised.  Using a farming analogy, Paul points out that God owns the land, the workers, and the crop that is produced.