1 Corinthians

Lesson Number

Class Date


1 Corinthians 54

May 22, 22

Remembering Armed Forces Day. (Ps 106:1-5) Our mighty God is in the details. Update on Pastor Inghram’s health. (1 Cor 9:15-18) Serving willingly vs. serving under compulsion. Paul’s ministry brought him joy. God gives us opportunities to serve, as well.

1 Corinthians 53

May 15, 22

(Ps 103:1-22) Praise for the Lord's mercies. (1 Cor 9:8-14) The authority and rights (or privileges) of the apostle continued. Review of verses 8-11. Study of verses 12-14. God provides for us so we can support those in ministry.

1 Corinthians 52

May 8, 22

Remembering Mother’s Day (2 Tim 1:5). Remarks by Abraham Lincoln. (1 Cor 9:8-11) The authority and rights of the apostle. Like the ox of the Old Testament, those in ministry should expect a share of the harvest for their work (Deut 25:4).

1 Corinthians 51

May 1, 22

(1 Jn 4:7-11) Communion: Knowing God through love. (1 Cor 9:1-7) Paul reaffirms his authority as an apostle and begins his defense to those who judge him. Those who serve in ministry should be supported by those benefitting from the ministry.

1 Corinthians 50

Apr 24, 22

(Ps 92:1-4) God provides for us every day. (1 Cor 8:1-13) Study of verses 7-13. Paul stresses the importance of brotherly love. We must not let our freewill as Christians lead us to be a stumbling block to weaker believers.

1 Corinthians 49

Apr 10, 22

(Mt 21:1-11) Triumphal entry. (1 Cor 8:1-6) Knowledge makes conceit, but love edifies. Love is the base for how we apply knowledge. True knowledge leads to God and a love for Him (1 Jn 4:20).

1 Corinthians 48

Apr 3, 22

(1 Jn 4:7-11) Communion: Love one another as God loves us. Summary of 1 Corinthians chapters 1-8. (1 Cor 8:1-6) Study of verse 1. Paul addresses the consumption of pagan meat. While knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church.

1 Corinthians 47

Jan 23, 22

Preview of Pastor Mark Jenkins’ Holocaust remembrance presentation next Sunday. (Ps 13:1-6) Trusting in the Lord during difficulties. (1 Cor 7:36-40) Paul’s comparison of married and single life. Godly marriage is blessed by God, but those who are not compelled to marry, do well to remain single and devote their lives to God.

1 Corinthians 46

Jan 16, 22

Remembering Martin Luther King. (Psalm 9:1-10) The Lord will not forsake those who seek Him. (1 Cor 7:32-35) Paul wants to alleviate concerns about problems of the world. Whether single or married, we are to be devoted to God.

1 Corinthians 45

Jan 9, 22

(Ps 8:1-9) God in His creation has blessed us. (1 Cor 7:25-31) How to live in a world that is passing away. The things of this world, including marriage, will pass away. While we should focus on these things, our ultimate focus and devotion should be to God.

1 Corinthians 44

Jan 2, 22

(Mt 1:21) Communion: Prophesy that our Lord would be our Savior. (Rom 12:1-2) Seeking God’s will in the new year. (1 Cor 7:17-24) What was your situation when you came to faith? Explanation of “called” and “circumcision.” We are to be bondservants to Christ, not the world (6:19, Rom 1:1).

1 Corinthians 43

Dec 12, 21

Remembering Pearl Harbor. (Ps 31:19-24) The Lord preserves the faithful. Pre-Trib conference schedule and speakers. (1 Cor 7:12-16) Biblical principles about divorce. While God does allow for divorce, He wants the marriage to remain. A believing spouse can bring holiness to marriage (1 Pet 3:1-2).

1 Corinthians 42

Dec 5, 21

(1 Jn 4:7-16) Communion: Knowing God through love. Remembering Dr. Thomas Edgar. (1 Cor 7:8-11) Biblical marital principles: advice to the unmarried, married and teachings on divorce (Mk 10:2ff). God desires for spouses to resolve conflict using the Word of God (Eph 4:32).

1 Corinthians 41

Nov 28, 21

(Ps 106: 1-3) An expression of thanksgiving. (1 Cor 7:1-7) How to achieve harmony in marriage. Paul teaches biblical, marital principles regarding intimacy.

1 Corinthians 40

Nov 14, 21

Honoring Veterans Day. Remembering Clyde Spencer. (107:1-3) Thanksgiving to the Lord. (1 Cor 6:15-20) Study of the body of the believer (Rom 12:5) continued with marriage and sexual relationships. Sexual immortality disrupts your relationship with God.

1 Corinthians 39

Nov 7, 21

Communion: Peace between God and mankind through our Lord (Col 1:19-20). (1 Cor 6:12-14) "All things are lawful for me," but are they? Study of the body of the believer. We must be careful not to justify our behaviors to satisfy sinful desires.

1 Corinthians 38

Oct 31, 21

(Ps 71:1-6) God the Rock of salvation. Remembering Reformation Day. (1 Cor 6:7-11) Study of inheritance in God’s Kingdom. Paul’s comment about lifestyle of Corinthian believers (v. 9-11). Our future inheritances depend on our behaviors on earth.

1 Corinthians 37

Oct 24, 21

(Ps 95:1-7) Our loving Shepherd. (1 Cor 6:1-6) Believer taking believer to court. Study of verses 1-6. Believers have the ability to mediate small disputes, as we will one day judge the world and angels (2 Pet 2:4; Rev 3:21).

1 Corinthians 36

Oct 17, 21

(Ps 96:1-6) A song of praise. (1 Cor 5:9-13) Study of verses 9-13. Immorality in the Church continued. Certain sins can affect the health of the Church. As members of a church, we have a responsibility to keep these sins out of the church (Deut 17:7) and live godly lives.

1 Corinthians 35

Oct 10, 21

Communion: Our salvation is built on Christ (1 Peter 1:17-19). (1 Cor 5:1-8) Study of verses 6-8. Immorality in the Church continued. Sinful habits are hard to break (Heb 12:1) and can eventually spread to others. Sin must be removed from the local church.

1 Corinthians 34

Sep 26, 21

(Ps 66:1-7) All creation worships the Creator. 16th anniversary of Pastor Inghram’s commissioning. (1 Cor 5:1-5) Study of verses 3-5. Paul continues to address immorality in the Church. The Church must protect its godly conduct with discipline or discipling (Mt 18:15ff).

1 Corinthians 33

Sep 19, 21

(Ps 62:1-12) Dedication, devotion to God. The signing of the US Constitution. Reading of article, “America’s Three Founding Documents: The Bible, The Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution” by Don Sweeting. (1 Cor 5:1-5) Study of verses 1-2. Paul addresses immorality in the Church.

1 Corinthians 32

Sep 12, 21

(Ps 25:1-5) Trusting in the Lord for deliverance. Reading from William Bennett's, "American Patriot's Almanac" article on 9/11. (1 Cor 4:18-21) Study of verses 18-21. Like the Corinthians, we must not succumb to false teaching, but instead be obedient to the Word of God.

1 Corinthians 31

Sep 5, 21

Communion: Christ as the center of our faith (1 Pet 3:18). (1 Cor 4:14-17) Study of verses 14-17. Paul commands the Corinthians, “Become imitators of me!” We too are to emulate Paul. Our standard is the Word of God.

1 Corinthians 30

Aug 29, 21

(Ps 28:1-9) Rejoicing in answered prayer. (1 Cor 4:9) Special study on angels concluded (Heb 13:2; Eph 3:10; Lk 15:10). Common questions about angels answered.

1 Corinthians 29

Aug 22, 21

(Ps 34:1-7) God has His eyes on us. (1 Cor 4:9) Angels: Special creatures who serve God. Observations about angels (Col 1:16; Ps 103:20, 91:11). Angels take special interest in God’s plan and His people.

1 Corinthians 28

Aug 15, 21

Update on Pastor Inghram’s health. (Ps 145:1-21) Praising our God. (1 Cor 4:11-13) Study of verses 11-13. Paul’s description of the life of the servant of Christ (2 Cor 11:22ff). We must depend on the Lord for our provisions, protections and shelter. Responding to persecution. Reading from Renald Shower’s, “Angels.”

1 Corinthians 27

Aug 8, 21

(2 Chron 6:28-30) Coming to God in a human way. (1 Cor 4:8-13) Study of verses 8-10. Paul’s description of being fools for Christ’s sake (1:27). If we accept what is in the world, we will be supported by it. If we reject it, we can find strength and wisdom in Christ. The world and angels are watching (1 Pet 1:12).

1 Corinthians 26

Aug 1, 21

Communion: Living a godly life (1 Pet 1:17-19) (1 Cor 4:6-7) Study of verses 6-7. The boasting of the Corinthians. We must be humble in our study of Scripture (Rom 12:3). Deviating from the Word of God leads to pride.

1 Corinthians 25

Jul 25, 21

(Ps 11:1-7) God assists us during adversity. (1 Cor 4:1-5) Study of verses 1-5. Paul as a steward of the mysteries of God (Eph 3:2). In our roles as servants (1 Cor 6:20) and stewards, we must be faithful when opposed, even if we fall short (Phil 3:13-14). God will reward us.

1 Corinthians 24

Jul 18, 21

(Ps 8:1-9) A personal God. (1 Cor 3:18-23) Study of verses 18-23. Guard against worldly wisdom (Job 5:13; Ps 94:11). You belong to God. Instead of futility, strive for humility (Phil 2:3-4).

1 Corinthians 23

Jul 11, 21

Communion: The Righteous for the unrighteous (1 Pet 3:18; Jn 11:17-26). (1 Cor 3:16-17) Study of verse 17. The believer’s body, your body, is the temple of God (Rom 8:9-11). Sealing of the Holy Spirit (Eph 1:13). Sin corrupts the soul leading to loss of potential rewards.

1 Corinthians 22

Jun 27, 21

Celebrating Independence Day. The Supreme Court declares America a Christian nation (1892). (1 Cor 3:16-17) Study of verse 16. As a temple of God, our body is to glorify God (v. 9; Rom 8:9).

1 Corinthians 21

Jun 13, 21

Remembering Flag Day/Week. Reading of President Biden’s Flag Day address. (1 Cor 3:9-15) Study of Judgment Seat of Christ concluded (1 Pet 5:2-4). While the Judgment Seat may be a time of shame (1 Jn 2:28), it will ultimately be a time of joy (Mt 25:23).

1 Corinthians 20

Jun 6, 21

Communion: Knowing God through love (1 Jn 4:7-11). Remembering D-Day. Reading from Ronald Reagan’s 1984 remarks. (1 Cor 3:9-15) The Day of Evaluation: doctrine of the Judgment Seat of Christ or Bema (2 Cor 5:10; Rev 22:12).

1 Corinthians 19

May 30, 21

Remembering Memorial Day. Reading from President Bush's 2008 address. (1 Cor 3:9-15) Day of Evaluation - will our life's work endure? Study of verses 14-15. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor 5:10). Fate of divine good vs. human good (Jn 10:27).

1 Corinthians 18

May 23, 21

(Acts 2:1-4) Day of Pentecost. The major feasts of Israel (Lev 23:1-44). Pentecost: what is it and why is it important? (1 Cor 3:9-15) Gold, silver, precious stones OR wood, hay, straw. Study of verse 13. All our activities and thoughts will be evaluated by God (Heb 4:13; 1 Cor 4:5; 2 Cor 5:10).

1 Corinthians 17

May 16, 21

Remembering Armed Forces Day, Peace Officers Memorial Day, Israel’s statehood, and Pentecost. (Ps 91:1-16) Safety of abiding in the Lord. (1 Cor 3:5-12) We are God’s fellow workers. Study of verses 9-12. Our works will be evaluated by God in the future (rewards/loss of rewards).

1 Corinthians 16

May 9, 21

(Ps 105:1-6) Adulation of God. Mother’s Day: A day to be celebrated (Prov 31:10-31). (1 Cor 3:1-8) God provides the increase. Study of verses 5-8. Like Paul and Apollos, God will assist us as we share His message (2 Cor 5:20). We work with others but receive our own rewards.

1 Corinthians 15

May 2, 21

Communion: The remarkable love of God seeks to save us from His wrath (Eph 2:1-7). (1 Cor 3:1-4) God’s revelation to mankind. Study of verses 1-4. The Corinthians had made little spiritual progress due to their sinful lives (1:10). We must not let divisions/sin hinder us.

1 Corinthians 14

Apr 25, 21

(Ps 90:1-17) God’s everlasting love. (1 Cor 2:9-16) Study of verses 14-16. Believers need a human spirit to understand spiritual information taught by the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:15-17, 26; Is 40:13). The unbeliever does not have a human spirit. The Holy Spirit acts as a human spirit for the unbeliever, so the unbeliever can at least understand the gospel message.

1 Corinthians 13

Apr 18, 21

(Ps 86: 1-13) How God provides for us. (1 Cor 2:10-16) Study of verses 10-13. Paul continues to contrast spiritual wisdom with worldly wisdom. As we understand human things through our human spirit, conversely we can only learn spiritual things through the Holy Spirit (v. 10-13; 1 Thes 5:23).

1 Corinthians 12

Apr 11, 21

Update on Pastor Inghram's health. (Ps 18:1-2) Our love for God. (1 Cor 2:6-9) Paul speaks of the wisdom of God. Study of verses 6-9. There is no greater power in the world than God the Holy Spirit working through the Word of God. The hidden knowledge of God is abundant.

1 Corinthians 11

Mar 28, 21

(Mt 21:1-11) The Triumphal Entry. What is the significance of Palm Sunday? Background (Deut 6-8; Dan 9:25). While the Messiah’s return was prophesied, Israel rejected Him (Lk 19:41-44). (1 Cor 2:1-5) Paul’s simple presentation of the gospel. Study of verses 1-5. We need not use persuasive or impressive words, but simply tell others about Christ.

1 Corinthians 10

Feb 28, 21

(Ps 40:1-3) Rely completely on Lord. (1 Cor 1:26-31) Human achievement rejected; glory in God only. Study of verses 26-31. The Jews wanted signs. The Gentiles valued wisdom. Human pride and achievement obscures the wisdom of God's gospel message (Mt 19:24). Humility, and a focus on Bible doctrine, brings true wisdom and glorifies God (Jer 19:24).

1 Corinthians 9

Feb 21, 21

Rush Limbaugh testimony. (1 Cor 1:18-25) Christ, the power and wisdom of God. Study of verses 18-25. There are many impressive speakers, but the power and wisdom of God comes from His Word (the message of Christ), not the words of men. Foolishness comes from wisdom of the world.

1 Corinthians 8

Feb 14, 21

(Ps 30:1-12) God lifts up the discouraged. (1 Cor 1:10-17) Divisions in the Church continued. It's important that divisions outside the Church are not allowed to cause divisions inside the Church. Study of verses 14-17. Study of baptism as one cause of division and its true meaning.

1 Corinthians 7

Feb 7, 21

Communion: Christ's fulfillment of Law qualified Him to go to cross (Gal 4:4). (1 Cor 1:10-13) Divisions in the Church. Study of verses 10-12. Like the Corinthians, we are at risk of succumbing to disharmony in the Church. We should, instead, be unified in the Lord (Eph 4:14-16). Reading of "The Message, Not the Messenger" from Nelson Study Bible.

1 Corinthians 6

Jan 31, 21

(Eph 4:11-16) God gives spiritual gifts to help us grow spiritually and edify the Body of Christ. (1 Cor 1:4-7) It is not necessary to identify your spiritual gift in order to use it. We simply need a desire to serve. God will accomplish His plan through us. Summary of principles.

1 Corinthians 5

Jan 24, 21

(Ps 43:1-5) Wait on God in times of trouble. (1 Cor 1:4-9) Study of spiritual gifts continued. Involvement of the Trinity (1 Cor 12:3-11), distribution, categories (temporary vs. permanent), and purpose. Spiritual gifts don’t exist to serve you, but to serve God and the Body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4

Jan 17, 21

(1 Cor 1:4-9) Special study: spiritual gifts. Definition (Rm 12:6-8), doctrine (Eph 4:7-8). We may not know our spiritual gift, but as we focus on our service to the Lord, He will direct us.

1 Corinthians 3

Jan 10, 21

Ps 20:1-9: Starting the new year trusting the Lord. Update on Pastor Inghram’s health. Study of verses 4-9. We are to express gratitude to God for all things, including our spiritual gifts (v. 4-5). The Corinthians were confused about their spiritual gifts. The basis for our gifts is faith, which Christ strengthens to the end (v. 6-9).

1 Corinthians 2

Jan 3, 21

Communion: Animal sacrifices of the past vs the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 1:1-3) Paul greets the Corinthians in the introduction to his letter. Brief review of the Apostle Paul. Study of verses 1-3. As we begin this new year, we should begin with an understanding that God provides for us.

1 Corinthians 1

Dec 6, 20

Communion: God’s offer of deliverance from Satan’s world to His own (Col 1:13-14). (Acts 18:1-12) Introduction to the church of Corinth. Ministry or service to God is not always easy. Like Paul, we can be encouraged by God’s word (v. 9-11).