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1 Corinthians Chapter 1:1-3

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 1:1-3
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Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,
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To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  1. How was Paul called to be an Apostle?
    1 Corinthians 1:1
    Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,
  2. Which church in Corinth was Paul writing to?
    1 Corinthians 1:2
    To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
  3. How did he greet them?
    1 Corinthians 1:3
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians Chapter 1:4-9

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge.

1 Corinthians 1:4-9
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I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,
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that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—
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even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—
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so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
  1. What did Paul thank God for?
    1 Corinthians 1:4
    I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,
  2. How had they been enriched?
    1 Corinthians 1:5-7
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    that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—
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    even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—
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    so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  3. What was God faithful to do?
    1 Corinthians 1:8-9
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    who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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    God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians Chapter 1:10-13

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 1:10-13
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I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
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For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.
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What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”
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Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
  1. What three things did Paul plead for them to do?
    1 Corinthians 1:10
    I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
  2. What had been declared to Paul by Chloe's household?
    1 Corinthians 1:11
    For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.
  3. What was Paul saying?
    1 Corinthians 1:12-13
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    What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”
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    Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
  4. How is this still happening today? Think about it.

1 Corinthians Chapter 1:14-17

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 Corinthians 1:14-17
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I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,
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so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name.
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(I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)
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For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
  1. Who did Paul remember baptizing?
    1 Corinthians 1:14-16
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    I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,
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    so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name.
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    (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)
  2. Why had God called Paul not to preach with words of worldly wisdom?
    1 Corinthians 1:17
    For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 Corinthians Chapter 1:18-25

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18-25
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For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
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For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
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Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
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For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
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For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
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but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,
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but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
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For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
  1. What is the message of the cross to those who are perishing or those who are being saved?
    1 Corinthians 1:18
    For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
  2. What will God do to those who are wise in their own eyes?
    1 Corinthians 1:19
    For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
  3. What has God made of the wise, scribes, and disputers of this age?
    1 Corinthians 1:20
    Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
  4. Why did the world not know God, and what did it please God to do?
    1 Corinthians 1:21
    For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
  5. What do Jews request, and what do Greeks (Gentiles or non-Jews) seek?
    1 Corinthians 1:22
    For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
  6. What is Christ to the Jews and Greeks?
    1 Corinthians 1:23
    but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,
  7. What is Christ to those who ?
    1 Corinthians 1:24
    but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
  8. How does God's foolishness and weakness compare to men?
    1 Corinthians 1:25
    For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians Chapter 1:26-31

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.

1 Corinthians 1:26-31
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For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
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But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
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God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
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so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
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And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
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so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
  1. How many wise and noble are called?
    1 Corinthians 1:26
    For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
  2. Why has God chosen weak and foolish things?
    1 Corinthians 1:27-29
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    But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
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    God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
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    so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
  3. What has Christ become for us?
    1 Corinthians 1:30
    And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
  4. What are we to glory in?
    1 Corinthians 1:31
    so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”