Looking at the Content
1. Read through the entire book of I Corinthians, preferably in one sitting. Read it like you would a letter written to you from a friend. This will give you an overall feel for what the book is about.
2. Read through the entire book of I Corinthians a second time and this time jot down answers to the following questions:
a. Make a list of frequently repeated words, phrases or ideas.
b. Who are the people mentioned in I Corinthians?
c. What events are mentioned which might help us date the book?
d. What locations are mentioned?
3. What kind of book is I Corinthians? (Historical, Biographical, Poetic, Proverbial, Prophetic, Instructional, or a combination?)