Observation Part

1. What was Paul's greatest desire for the readers of his letter? (verse 3)

2. How many times do the words "you," "ye," and "your" occur in verses 3-9?

    What does that tell you about Paul's concern for the Corinthian church members?

3. There were divisions and contentions in the church. What kind of a mind would remove this problem? (verse 10)

4. What value does he wisdom of words have in bringing the gospel? (verse 17)

5. What kind of a reaction to the gospel can we expect from those who are not saved? (verse 18)

6. What kind of people does God call to be his own? (verses 26-28)

7. What attitude should a Christian have in relationship to other people? (verses 26-28)

to God? (verses 29-31)

Objective part

Circle your choice or write your answer as appropriate

1. The theme of the whole book of I Corinthians is:

2.    T    F    The problems of the Corinthian church which are discussed in this letter reveal an unusually troubled church.

3. Paul's emphasis of himself as an apostle is:

a) An arrogant statement.

b) Part of his normal introduction which he used in all his letters.

c) Necessary so that the readers will take heed to what he writes.

4. To whom does the term "the church" in verse 2 refer?

5. In what two ways does verse 7 anticipate and answer the jealousy which is part of the root problems in the Corinthian church?



6. The word "divisions" in verse 10 refers to the fact that some Corinthians (choose one or more)

a) were following one man and other Corinthians were following another man.

b) were acting as believers and other Corinthians were acting as unbelievers.

c) had one gift from God while others had another gift.

d) were becoming too isolated from the world.

7. What was wrong with the focus of those Corinthians who made the statements found in verse 12?

8. The phrase in verse 18, "the cross is to them that perish foolishness," means:

a) Those that perish cannot understand the logic of the cross.

b) Those that perish think the cross is not a way of salvation.

c) Those that perish think the cross is disgusting and vulgar.

9.    T    F    The words "foolish things" and "weak things" in verse 27 refer to those who are saved by God's grace and trust in His Gospel.

10 Which verse in Chapter 1 gives the reason that God has planned things in the way verse 21 describes?

Short answer

Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. The answer must not be longer than one paragraph.

A. Was the Corinthian church a uniquely sinful church or typical of other churches throughout the time? Be sure to support your answer.

B. Why did Paul emphasize his apostleship?

C. What was wrong with the focus or attitudes of those Corinthians who made the statements found in verse 12?

D. What is the unbelieving world's evaluation of the Gospel?

E. Why does God choose to use the method described in verses 21, 26, and 27 to do His work?

F. What is true unity among believers? How is unity threatened? How is it strengthened?


Write an answer to the following question or request. Limit your essay to two pages double spaced typed. Support your statements and conclusions with quotes from the Bible and the analysis of Chapter 1.

Describe the basic problem in the church of Corinth.

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