Bible Studies: Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

1 Corinthians 5:1–13: Cleansing the Church

Church discipline is critical to preserve and protect the holiness of Christ’s church. Thus, the Lord Jesus commands excommunication to sanctify his church and to save unrepentant sinners. (Exposition of 1 Corinthians 5:1–13)

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1 Corinthians 3:18–4:21: True Christian Ministry

What is the nature of true Christian ministry? How should pastors relate to congregations, and vice versa? King Jesus appoints ministers to administer the rule of his reign in his church (Exposition of 1 Corinthians 3:18–4:21)

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1 Corinthians 3:1–17: The Temple of God

God builds his Church spiritually—through the accomplished work Jesus Christ and him crucified, and by the work of the Holy Spirit. God alone gives the growth, but his people are the instruments by which God gives the growth. (Exposition of 1 Corinthians 3:1–17)

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1 Corinthians 2:6–16: Wisdom from the Holy Spirit

In his wisdom, God planned in eternity past to save sinners by the person and work of Jesus Christ, but the world cannot discern that wisdom. Thus, God sends his Holy Spirit to reveal his hidden wisdom in Christ. (Exposition of 1 Corinthians 2:6–16)

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1 Corinthians 1:26–2:5: Christ and Him Crucified

If the cross is foolishness, and preaching is weakness, how does anyone ever come to believe in Christ? God calls his people to boast in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Exposition of 1 Corinthians 1:26–2:5)

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