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1 Corinthians study guide
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The Corinthian congregation was torn between what two things?
The demands of their newly acquired faith
The cultural values surrounding the Corinthians
What was the difference that separated the Corinthian church members at the Lord's Supper?
When Paul established the church at Corinth, how long did he spend ministering to those new believers?
Corinth's location was vastly important because it controlled what?
All north-south travel and trade
True or False: When Mummius captured Corinth, he killed all the men, and enslaved all the women and children.
Who ordered the recolonization of Corinth?
With the recolonization of Corinth, what was the city most made up of what types of people?
Freedmen, Plebeians (common Roman citizens), and Roman legionary veterans
According to your text, the fact that the letter to the Corinthians was written in Greek reflected its recipients to be directed to whom?
The lower classes who spoke Greek
ESSAY (2pts): Was there a division between the rich and the poor? How can you tell?
Yes there was division, the wealthy wouldn't help or feed the poor so the poor would go hungry.
During which missionary journey did Paul evangelize to the Corinthians?
While in Corinth, to whom or did Paul write a letter?
How many letter had Paul written to the Corinthians before 1st Corinthians?
According to your text, what were the five basic problems of the Corinthians?
Partisan attachments to Christian leaders
Continued adherence to cultural values
Pride and insult in using spiritual gifts
Disagreement over eschatology
According to Witherington, what things should be identified as the main sources of these problems?
True or False: Apollos was an eloquent Alexandrian Jew
Who was Cephas?
True or False: Sophists were rhetorical experts (philosophical debaters) that were winning over towns with their argumentation.
True or False: Paul understands the problems the Corinthian church faces is the problem of their fundamental misunderstanding of the Gospel.
True or False: Paul makes a distinction between the Sophists and ministers as a minister are slaves to the people
Why does Paul only address the sin of incest of the man and not the step-mother?
The step-mother didn't appear to be a church member
How many temple prostitutes were estimated to be at the temple of Aphrodite in Corinth?
More than 1,000
True or False: Paul writes that the church must not distance themselves from the people of the surrounding culture.
What does Paul point out to be the most problematic with the Corinthian court system?
It was corrupted
True or False: The Greeks and Romans looked highly upon prostitution because they believed it to prevent adultery.
When Paul speaks on marital relations, he is correcting those who are arguing for what?
Celibacy although married
True or False: Prayer is the only reason Paul writes that marriages should abstain from sexual relations for a time.
True or False: Paul does not add to Jesus' teaching about divorce.
True or False: Paul looks down on eating meat within the temple because that usually meant that one was involved with the cult.
True or False: Paul believes that not using freedom for the sake of another in the community does not mean a person has lost their freedom.
What was the meaning of the "head-covering" that Paul refers to during worship?
A person who officiated in pagan cults covered their heads
ESSAY (2pts): Explain what your text says about women and head coverings.
Women would wear it because of gender roles due to the cultural perspectives. They weren't wearing their head coverings which is a sign of rebellion and they spoke out while in the church which isn't liked very much by Paul or by the members of the church.
Paul explains in 1st Corinthians that "head" means either "source" or "authority," but not what?
superiority in nature
In the early church, The Lord's Supper was celebrated during what?
A common banquet
For what purpose was banqueting done in the ancient world?
to remember the Dead
From Paul's perspective, the gifts of the Spirit are not given to a special group, but for the purpose of what?
For benefiting other believers
True or False: In Paul's last section to the Corinthians, he corrects the denial of God's universal love.
However, Paul states that when one denies this, they also are denying what?
True or False: An amanuensis was someone who would have written on wax tablets and then transcribe them on Papyrus.
What is the Theme verse for 1st Corinthians?
The theme verse is 1st Corinthians 3:16, "Don't you know
that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's
Spirit lives in you?"
What is the theme for 1st Corinthians?
The theme of 1 Corinthians is that believers are the temple of God, indwelt by His Spirit.
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