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The big problem at Corinth was that they had ultimately forgot they were called to be something. What was it and what does the literal Greek rendering mean?

They forgot they were called to be saints or holy ones. The literal Greek rendering is 'hagios'


When Paul says he’s writing to the Church (ecclesia) what does this literally mean?

called out ones


In 1 Cor. 1:3 Paul draws a distinction between two things and implying we receive something only through both. Explain this.

Father/son language.
We receive grace and peace through the mediator Christ Jesus


Who informed Paul of divisions at Corinth? How does this speak to our actions regarding leadership?

House of Chloe. Follow leaders because they are spiritual, not for personality.


What was the division at Corinth centered on?

putting mans wisdom above the cross and impressed with individual leaders.


Who are the two people groups Paul is referring to in 1 Cor. 1:20?

Greek philosophers, Jewish scribes


Why did Paul not speak with enticing words or man’s wisdom?

Someone more eloquent can always come along
Mans wisdom is not smart than God's wisdom


Does Paul say he is just giving his opinion and not God’s (1 Cor: 7:6, 10, 25)? Explain.

No, he is using his authority as an apostle


In 1 Cor. 2:14 who does Paul say has nothing to offer the Church?

A natural man who has no impartation.


What does man’s wisdom not do according to Paul, and what does man’s wisdom do to the Church according to Paul?

It can never improve but only mar our relationship with God


1 Cor. 3:9 divides all people into three categories. What are they?

Lost, carnal, spiritual


In 1 Cor. 3:15 Paul says while one might be saved, what could be totally in vain?

Our work or lifetime of ministry


In 1 Cor. 3:16-17 Paul says we shouldn’t defile what? Why?

Our body because it is the temple of God


In 1 Cor. 4:3-4 Paul says he doesn’t let two things judge him. What are they?

Himself and others


According to Paul what judgment is decisive?



In 1 Cor. 4:8 Paul shows the Corinthians thought they were better than who?

The Apostles


Why were some puffed up with pride according to Paul?

Through man's wisdom they didn't think the Apostles were coming back


What was the horrific case of immorality Paul addresses regarding one called a brother in Christ?

sleeping with his mother in law


In 1 Cor. 5:6 Paul alludes to leaven defiling the whole lump. What does he mean?

sin corrupting the whole church through their tolerance


What type of fornicator (as well as others mentioned) does Paul say not to keep company with?

Willful sinners called brothers


What two things does Paul say the Corinthians will judge that is greater than mere lawsuits?

Angels and the world.


What were the two extremes regarding the body in Greek culture?

Indulgence and rigorous asceticism.


In what two ways are we to glorify God? What does this refute that is common today?

In both body and spirit. Refutes that the spiritual is all that matters


Does Paul say divorce is never an option unless an unbeliever leaves a saved spouse? Explain.

No, he’s only addressing the questions at Corinth. Other scriptures show that adultery is permissible


How does understanding that Paul is addressing specific issues regarding new converts asking whether they must leave an unsaved spouse lend clarity to Paul’s discussion on divorce here?

It’s not the only place in scripture that speaks to this subject.


Does Paul endorse slavery in when addressing social status as Christians (1 Cor. 7:21)?

No, your social statues shouldn’t hurt your witness no matter where you're located


Does Paul say a man can be saved by his wife’s life as a Christian? Explain.

No, her Godly living can be a witness, but he must choose himself.


How does the qualifier from 1 Cor. 7:26 speak to Paul saying it’s preferable not to marry?

Present distress


Who does Paul say our rights to exercise Christian freedoms belong to?

To God


If we have an attitude that says “I can do this no matter who it hurts…” who do we sin against? What will be the result?

Christ and we will be lost