Chapter One: Getting Right To The
1. Paul's Identification - vs.1
a. Servant Of God - vs.1a ...Paul,
called to be...
b. Sent By God - vs.1b ...an apostle...
Apostle means: sent
c. Sure Of God - vs.1c ...through the
will of God... Eph. 5:17
2. Paul's Salutation - vs.2
a. To The Church OF God - vs.2a
b. To The Church IN God - vs.2b ...in
c. To The Church BY God - vs.2c
...called to be...
d. To The Church UNTO God - vs.2d
...call upon the name of Jesus Christ...
e. To The Church BLESSED By God - vs.3
Note: Blessing Of Surety- vs.3a ...Grace
be unto you...
Note: Blessing Of Serenity - vs.3b
Note: Blessing Of Security - vs.3c
...from God and from the Lord Jesus...
3. Paul's Consolation- vs.4,9
a. Note His Intercession With God - vs.4
b. Note His Inspiration About God - vs.5
<> The Believer's Fortune - vs.5
<> The Believer's Fortitude - vs.6,7a
...testimony of Christ...
<> The Believer's Future - vs.7b,8
...the coming of our Lord Jesus
<> The Believer Is Fortunate - vs.9
...God is faithful...
4. Paul's Denunciation - vs.10-31
Note Paul's Complaint - vs.1012
a. They Were Divisive - vs.10,11
b. They Were Indecisive - vs.12
Note Paul's Comparison - vs.13,17a
a. Is Christ Divided? vs.13a
b. Was Paul Crucified? - vs.13b
c. Who Baptized? - vs.13c,17a
Note Paul's Commission - vs.17,31,
a. To Preach Christ Crucified - 17b,23
b. To Preach Christ Glorified - vs.24
God Is Glorified By Christ - vs.24,25
God Is Glorified In Christians -
In summary, the apostle Paul expresses
that Jesus Christ is a wonderful savior.
carnal Christianity has left a
skeptical world wondering where the
relevance of Jesus is when all they can
see are shades of gray. Carnal
Christians have only demands to give
Christ and not a desire to obey Him.
This doesn't have to be. While the
allurements of the world are perpetual
and suggestive, they pale in comparison
to beholding Jesus Christ.
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger
Outline: First Corinthians