The Corinthian Letters

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton
July, 2011

  1. Introduction to Studying the Bible
  2. Examining I Corinthians
    Assignment 1: Looking at the Content
    1. Background
      Assignment 2: Initial Mark-Up (Chapters 1 to 6)
    2. Overview
      Assignment 3: Initial Mark-Up (Chapters 7 to 11)
    3. Understanding What Was Said
      Assignment 4: Initial Mark-Up (Chapters 12-16)
    4. Segmenting I Corinthians
      Assignment 5: Divide into Topics
    5. Salutations and Thanksgiving (I Corinthians 1:1-9)
      Assignment 6: Concept Study: "Call"
    6. Paul's Concerns
      1. Who do we follow?
        1. Division Over Leaders (I Corinthians 1:10-17)
          Assignment 7: Concept Study: "Division"
        2. God's Wisdom (I Corinthians 1:18-2:16)
          Assignment 8: Concept Study: "Boast"
        3. God's Laborers (I Corinthians 3:1-23)
          Assignment 9: Concept Study: "Judging"
      2. Judging
        1. Judging Paul (I Corinthians 4:1-17)
          Assignment 10: Concept Study: "Power"
        2. Paul's Judgment (I Corinthians 4:18-5:8)
        3. Judging Christians (I Corinthians 5:9-6:8)
          Assignment 11: Concept Study: "Earthly, Flesh, Worldly, Immoral"
      3. Immorality (I Corinthians 6:9-20)
    7. Answering the Corinthians' Concerns
      1. Marriage (I Corinthians 7:1-16)
        1. No Radical Changes (I Corinthians 7:17-24)
        2. Because of the Present Distress (I Corinthians 7:25-40)
          Assignment 12: Concept Study: "Liberty, Free"
      2. Liberty
        1. Liberty Versus a Brother's Conscience (I Corinthians 8:1-13)
          Assignment 13: Concept Study: "Strong versus Weak"
        2. Paulís Restraint in Exercising His Liberty (I Corinthians 9:1-27)
        3. Immorality: The Forbidden Territory (I Corinthians 10:1-14)
        4. Sharing (I Corinthians 10:15-33)
      3. Authority (I Corinthians 11:2-16)
      4. The Lord's Supper (I Corinthians 11:17-34)
      5. Spiritual Gifts
        1. Different Gifts in One Body (I Corinthians 12:1-31)
        2. Love is Greater (I Corinthians 13:1-13)
        3. Prophecy versus Tongues (I Corinthians 14:1-22)
        4. Worship is for Edification (I Corinthians 14:23-39)
      6. The Resurrection (I Corinthians 15:1-34)
      7. Transformed (I Corinthians 15:35-58)
      8. The Collection (I Corinthians 16:1-4)
    8. Plans (I Corinthians 16:5-12)
    9. Salutations (I Corinthians 16:13-24)
  3. II Corinthians
    1. Assignment: Looking at the Content
    2. Background
    3. Assignment: Marking Keywords
    4. Understanding What Was Said
    5. Assignment: Marking Synonyms and Antonyms
    6. Segmenting II Corinthians
    7. Assignment: Dividing II Corinthians into Topics
    8. The Past: Paul's Joy and Afflictions
      1. Comfort in Afflictions (II Corinthians 1:1-11)
      2. Changed Plans (II Corinthians 1:12-2:13)
      3. Paul's Service
        1. A Life Changing Sacrifice (II Corinthians 2:14-3:4)
        2. Delivering a Glorious Message (II Corinthians 3:5-4:10)
        3. Life from Death (II Corinthians 4:11-5:5)
        4. Courageous and Confident (II Corinthians 5:6-16)
        5. Ambassadors with a Message (II Corinthians 5:17-6:10)
      4. Open Your Hearts (II Corinthians 6:11-7:4)
      5. Titus' Report (II Corinthians 7:5-16)
    9. The Present: The Collection for the Saints (II Corinthians 8:1-9:15)
    10. The Future:
      1. Paul's Defense
        1. Who Is Paul? (II Corinthians 10:1-18)
        2. Who Has the Truth? (II Corinthians 11:1-15)
        3. His Sufferings (II Corinthians 11:16-33)
        4. His Boastings (II Corinthians 12:1-13)
      2. Paul's Next Visit (II Corinthians 12:14-13:10)
    11. Benediction (II Corinthians 13:11-14)
  4. Supplemental Material
    1. Suggested Mark Ups for I Corinthians
    2. An Outline of I Corinthians
    3. An Outline of II Corinthians
    4. Head Covering Practices
    5. Suggested Mark Ups for II Corinthians