The Corinthian Letters

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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An Outline of I Corinthians

I.         Greetings (I Corinthians 1:1-3)

II.        Paul’s Thankfulness (I Corinthians 1:4-9)

III.       Paul’s Concerns Addressed (I Corinthians 1:10-6:20)

            A.        Who do we follow (I Corinthians 1:10-3:23)

                        1.         Division over leaders (I Corinthians 1:11-17)

                        2.         Wisdom of God’s plan (I Corinthians 1:18-2:16)

                        3.         A true view of God’s laborers (I Corinthians 3:1-23)

            B.        Judging (I Corinthians 4:1-6:8)

                        1.         Judging Paul (I Corinthians 4:1-17)

                        2.         Paul’s Judgment - Immorality in the church (I Corinthians 4:18-5:8)

                        3.         Judging Christians (I Corinthians 5:9-6:8)

            C.        Immorality (I Corinthians 6:9-20)

IV.      Answering the Corinthians’s Concerns (I Corinthians 7:1-16:4)

            A.        Marriage (I Corinthians 7:1-40)

                        1.         Getting married (I Corinthians 7:1-9)

                        2.         Staying married (I Corinthians 7:10-16)

                        3.         Staying the course (I Corinthians 7:17-24)

                        4.         Staying unmarried (I Corinthians 7:25-40)

            B.        Liberty versus Conscience (I Corinthians 8:1-11:1)

                        1.         Eating Things Sacrificed to Idols - A brother’s conscience (I Corinthians 8:1-13)

                        2.         Paul’s Apostleship - His restraint in using his liberty (I Corinthians 9:1-27)

                        3.         Immorality - Forbidden Territory (I Corinthians 10:1-14)

                        4.         Sharing (I Corinthians 10:15-11:1)

            C.        Authority (I Corinthians 11:2-16)

            D.        The Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:17-34)

            E.        Spiritual Gifts / Edification (I Corinthians 12:1-14:40)

                        1.         Many different, yet one (I Corinthians 12:1-31)

                        2.         Love is the greatest gift (I Corinthians 13:1-13)

                        3.         Prophecy is better than tongues (I Corinthians 14:1-22)

                        4.         Worship is for edification (I Corinthians 14:23-40)

            F.        The Resurrection (I Corinthians 15:1-58)

            G.        The Collection (I Corinthians 16:1-4)

V.        Plans (I Corinthians 16:5-12)

VI.      Salutations (I Corinthians 16:13-24)