1 Corinthians Chapter 1 Discussion

  • Vergie j henry on 1 Corinthians 1
    question in chapter 1corinthian 1-17 what does it mean lest the cross should be made none effect
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    1 Corinthians 1:17: "For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect."

    The Apostle Paul was writing to the believers in Corinth, Greece, a country whose citizens thrived on & promoted eloquent flowery speech in their discourses. What Paul was reminding the believers here, was that he doesn't use such words to convey the Gospel as that would unnecessarily detract from the true worth & simplicity of it. The message of the Cross was both simple yet profound. That it's beauty lay in making a true & full declaration of its basic message and then allow the Holy Spirit to apply it in His Own way to the hearts of the hearers. So if Paul took the path of other speakers with flowery language & convincing arguments, he says that the message of the Cross would be rendered vain or ineffectual, being lost in the midst of such a delivery & of no spiritual use to his audience.
  • Michael homan on 1 Corinthians 1:26
    A Good father tells his children,what to do and not to do.

    If he didn't, they wouldn't know.

    The 10 Commandments are just basic

    common sense,standard of living

    for people to do
  • Carolyn Howard on 1 Corinthians 1
    How is a reference to Corinthians 1 written?

    Thanks so much.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Commentary for 1 Corinthians 1:1

    People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:1

    1Co 1:1 The Divisions in the Church Brought to Light SUMMARY OF I CORINTHIANS 1: Greetings to the Church. Thanksgiving for the Grace of God. An Exhortation to Unity. Schisms Rebuked. The Sin of Honoring Human Leaders Instead of Christ. The Preaching of the Cross the Power of God to Salvation. Not the Worldly Wise and Proud, but the Humble and Lowly. Converted. Paul, called [to be] an apostle of Jesus Christ. Some of the Judaizing teachers, who had visited the church at Corinth after the departure of Paul, in order to lessen his authority, had asserted that he was not an apostle, divinely called like the Twelve. Hence, at the beginning, he asserts his apostleship, and refers to his divine call. See 1Co 9:1 2Co 12:12. Sosthenes, [our] brother. A Sosthenes, who was then the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, is named in Ac 18:17. The Sosthenes whom Paul associated with himself in the letter must have been well known to, and influential among, the Corinthians, and was probably the former chief ruler, who had been converted. Apollos, Priscilla and Aquila, all well known to the church, were at Ephesus with Paul (1Co 16:12,19), but Sosthenes is chosen to appear with him in the salutation.
  • Verse 13-the congregation is to be united and not divided because of following after men. There is one leader of the Christian congregation and that is Christ Jesus.
  • Jeanie L on 1 Corinthians 1
    Hello Connie.

    The passage is in Ephesians verse 3:14.

    But to get a full concept I suggest reading 3:11-17.

    Good luck my sister.
  • Gregory Watts on 1 Corinthians 1
    Am I correct in saying that Christ has freed us from the law, having fulfilled it on the cross, and triumphing over it openly putting it to shame. And that we are no longer under the law to keep it, because the law in Christ Jesus has freed us from the law of sin and death. And that we are made right with God by faith in His son Jesus Christ, not by keeping the law, and lastly if we could keep the law then Christ death is in vain??
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Hi Gregory, You are right but I would put it this way, Christ has freed us from the "curse" of the law, and that we are no longer under the "curse" of the law. Galatians 3:11-13. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

    Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth

    We was redeemed by his precious blood. Ephesians 1:7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; We was purchased by his blood Acts 20:28, Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

    We are forgiven but those sins wasn't, Jesus wasn't pardoned because he was the Christ, He had a debt to pay to the father, God is not a crooked judge, the penalty for those sins had to be paid, And he paid them on the cross. A good study on Romans Ch: 5, 6, 7, and 8 is very helpful on this topic.

    Thank you.
  • Brother Dan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    God gave mankind the Law which is the 10 commandments. Jesus death did not cancel Gods Laws.

    Jesus said in Matthew below:

    Matthew 5:17-18 17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    The above is very easy to understand...if we want to understand it.

    There are many false preachers and religions today professing that we can ignore "The Law" which is the 10 Commandments, and live in sin, and as long as you believe in Jesus Christ it is ok.

    If it was this easy....we would all go to heaven, and we know this is not true, because Jesus said that few people will get to heaven.

    We need to believe in God, his Son Jesus Christ and do our very best to refrain from sin and follow God's Commandments.

    God Bless
  • Ron - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Jesus' death did not cancel the Law He fulfilled the Law. We must not confuse the commandments of Jesus and the law of Moses. The sacrifices of the Law "ye could not be justified by the law of Moses". The law is written in our hearts

    We are not justified by the laws but by the faith in Jesus, the things of the law we do through faith not works. If we look to the law to do the law that is works and we are not saved by works but we are saved by grace and belief in Jesus. Just a few scriptures, and few of Jesus's commandments are; Follow Him, Repent, Don't Lust, Love and pray for your enemies, Love one another, Love God, etc. I know you may not agree but the ten commandments are part of the Law.

    Gal.5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

    Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

    Ephesians 2:15-16 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

    Gal.2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

    God blessings
  • Sacha - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    The law is more than the ten comandments ,if you have read the old testament you know this and you know that there is no forgivness under the law ,are you circumcised ? If you are not and you think we are under the law then you had better get circumcised ,forgiveness is not permitted ,if you are married and your spouse commits adultery you are not permitted to forgive them even if you want to ,they must be stoned to death by you ,if you attempt to conceal your spouses breaking of the law you must be stoned also , i will say it again ,the law is more than the ten commandment ,if you have read the new testament you must realise that we are not under the law ,the ten commandments are excellent ,do i still have to honour my father and mother if they abuse me physically mentaly emotionaly day after day ? What if they are not even Christians ? What if my parents are satanists ? I either have to obey the whole law totally or i am under Gods grace .
  • Brother dan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Jesus states the following:

    John 14:15

    "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

    John 14:21

    "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."

    John 15:10

    "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

    As a true loving christian, how can we argue with what Jesus states about the commandments? In each of the verses above - Jesus uses the word "Love". Love embraces the 10 Commandments and we as loving Christians should be embracing the commandments with Love!

    God Bless
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Hello Sacha,

    Just to give a quick reply. Yes, the law is more than the Ten Commandments. The 613 Mitzvot laws which the Ten Commandments are in or from. As the Ten Commandments are not the whole law they are moral and eternal. Jesus preached them. There are many laws in the Mitzot that are moral, righteous, and still stand. As you stated about stoning people. Jesus Christ showed us , with the adulterous, that he does not condone this law. Or about washing hands before eating. A Nazarite to not eat fresh grapes or raisins seems foolish to me. Although thousands of years ago there was probably a reason for it.

    Just as there are many wise teachings throughout the Holy Bible that are not necessarily in the Mitzvot. Instead of thinking basically "it is the whole law or Gods grace". A lot of the "laws" in the Mitvot have God's grace in them. Some are "ritual" and I don't see the significance to them.

    Let us use our hearts. Always retain God in our thinking and may our Lord Jesus Christ lead the way. Amen.
  • Sacha - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Gregory ,yes ,i belive your message to be accurate and correct ,Jesus is the fullfillment of the law ,the law of love ,love God love each other ,greater love hath no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends ,we are his friends if we belive in him and obey him ,the 1st two commandment are the greatest ,love God and each other ,there is no law that can stand against pure love .
  • Cindy - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Before Christ laid down His life, the Israelites were under the law. That was it. They sacrificed animals for redemption of sin, which was an ongoing sacrifice.

    Christ came to fulfill the law, not destroy it. "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.--Matthew 5:17, 18. As Jesus said, the law will not pass away. We are commanded by Him to keep His commandments (The same 10 Moses brought down from Mount Sinai). "Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them."--Matthew 14:21

    To wit. The Israelites kept the law without option, really. The Christian keeps the law because he loves Christ.
  • Sacha - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    The law was not just the ten commandments .
  • Cindy - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    I know. My bad.
  • Natasha on 1 Corinthians 1
    You know verse 29 of the script is ministering to my heart.

    "That no man should glory in his presence."

    For though we are as grass which the winds drives away, we still find a way to be boastful and proud, high and mighty of ourselves. And forgetting to give God the Glory first.

    Yet God's still busy caring for us. What is man that God is mindful of us?

    Can our presence bring healing or deliverance?

    How about peace of mind?

    Were we even able to be born of our own free will?

    When Moses went to visit God on the Mount to receive the commandments of God, he was expecting to be in the presence of God. What he did not know was that going into the presence of the Lord would allow him to receive the Glory of the Lord.

    When God's Glory is shown on and through His children there is no need to boast or to act mighty. God's Glory will draw men unto Him. In this regard, lets be prepared to work and help others to understand that to glory in self is to glory in vain. For what you glory in will last for only a moment.

    However, if you glory in the Lord the same will last forevermore.

    *Made from dust... The body will return there.

    *Breath of life given... Can be taken away in a second and even less.

    *Tears of JOY.... Can be turned into mourner all too soon

    Do not make yourself an idol to yourself. Serve the Lord and He will direct your Path.

    *May *God *Bless * You *Always :)
  • Steve Anderson on 1 Corinthians 1:6
    What dose it mean to have the testimony of Christ confirmed in us.

    what is the testimony of Christ.

    It must be recognized by someone for what it is . and i believe its more than just a Name..it must have something to do with his character.

    The scripture tells us its enough for a servant to be as his master ...

    I believe that the testimony of Christ is how he lived what he did and how he did it. and that testimony is the same for us for we are to abide in Christ and manifest his life in ourselves
  • Michelle Redmond on 1 Corinthians 1
    I would like to enroll in a bible study class. Do you have any suggestions?
  • Jimers on 1 Corinthians 1
    It appears, to me, the original disciples Jesus was with, had to sell everything and distribute to the poor and went out

    effectively homeless. Apparently they must have lived with the believers a day or two here and there. They must have gone out two together... two men together and two women together.

    Does anyone know if such a way still goes on like that today?
  • D W L on 1 Corinthians 1
    Chris some people love to argue and that is about all they care for. There are some scriptures that agree with both if we use only chosen scriptures. But I am interested in getting people born again- Jesus said you must be born again. Changed into a new creature old things passed away. Stop lying, stealing, adultery, fornicating, all unrighteousness- follow peace with all men and Holiness without which No man shall see the Lord.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    Thank you DWL. It's true in what you state about arguing a point & we'll always find Scripture to support our view to the rejection or avoidance of others. However, as Christians having come to believe a certain doctrine in a particular way (whether being taught from the pulpit, a book, the Web, the musings of our minds, etc.), we need to learn & consider all of the Word of God to formulate a true (or, as best as we are able) understanding of that doctrine or teaching. This is what I hope to see from the dear ones who come here to share their insights & beliefs, that they take in ALL of Scripture to learn about a doctrine & not come forward with a belief & then use Scriptures to support it. This doesn't help anyone - only their egos. And that is why, when I, or others give other Scriptures for them to consider on a subject (e.g. the Trinity), very rarely will they refer to them or exegete them as that would certainly introduce doubt in their minds (or, maybe due to an inability to deal with them). So I wonder what they would do to such Scriptures when they read them in the normal course of study - how would they force an interpretation to them to conform to their belief? And many preachers are complicit in this as their congregants are so enthralled by their charisma, skilful use of the Word, & many supporting Scriptures, that they think that the final correct answer is now in their possession. Rather than further 'searching' the Word, most accept readily what is being fed to them, not realizing that even ministers of the Word can be in error.

    So, is the correct understanding of a doctrine necessary to be saved? Mostly, No. Unless the matter of the relationship between faith & works is not addressed. What spiritual carnage is left by well meaning Christians who fail to ensure that the enquirer clearly understands that it is only faith in Jesus that saves us, by God's unmerited Grace given to us & nothing, no nothing, of ourselves or our works can play a part in it.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    The marriage bed is undefiled.
  • Natham on 1 Corinthians 1
    ty for the bible to read i read everyday but i like it only for pc i read on p tho but who ever i sent this to ty for the read of the lord jesues christ and u better answer my response
  • Paris D Bell on 1 Corinthians 1
    Great context may Jesus our lord come before us
  • Eneh on 1 Corinthians 1
    psa 37:28 for God loveth judgement - what does that mean
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    The word used for 'Judgement' can also mean 'Justice'. God often said that He required Judgement & Justice from those who were kings & leaders of His people. We know that God is both a Just God & a God Who will also Judge. He takes in all the facts of the case, including what man does not see, & then gives His Judgement. Though man will always fall short of God's Standard for Justice, God still expects him to give his best in weighing up the matters before them & thus give the correct Judgement. When God gives His Judgement, it will be absolutely correct, at which time the wicked will be dealt with & removed, but His people will be preserved.
  • Aniah on 1 Corinthians 1
    hi you have very great bible i love when god help me and help me when i need help and he wake me up can you tell god i love him and im pray to god so much thanks for everything loveeeeeeeeeee youu so muchhhhhh.

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