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Explain “Corinth was the first city in which the pattern of Gospel-penetration, opposition/persecution, and withdrawal to another city was altered.”
Review the pattern in Acts 16-18, where Paul went to a city, preached in the synagoues, and then there was a response. In Corinth that pattern had a different response.
Give the background to Paul’s ministry in Corinth with respect to his ministry practice, converts, opposition, and length of labors.
In the beginning of his ministry at Corinth, Paul concentrated his efforts on the Jewish synagogue, as was his practice.

He witness Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, and his family come to faith in Christ.

Acts 18:8 (ESV)
Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.

1 Corinthians 1:14 (ESV)
I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,

However, after increased opposition, Paul turned to the Gentiles after being encouraged by a vision.

Acts 18:9–10 (ESV)
And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.”

He labored in Corinth for eighteen months until a church was established.
Explain what is meant literarily by Corinthians A, B, C, D
“Corinthians A,”
1 Corinthians 5:9–10 (ESV)
I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.


“Corinthians B”

1 Corinthians

“Corinthians C”

2 Corinthians 2:4 (ESV)
For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

“Corinthians D”

2 Corinthians
Explain the occasion for this epistle and Scriptures references to indicate such.
Ephesus’s letter about“Chloe’s household” (1:11) about division in the Corinthian church. Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus traveled as delegates from Corinth to bring a gift to Paul, their report of the happenings a Corinth, and a letter with questions to Paul

1 Corinthians 7:1 (ESV)
1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”
Give a 2-level outline based on the occasion of the epistle (i.e., see the Outline Chart for I Corinthians).
I. “Chloe’s House” chapters1-6

-Correcting inappropriate judgments through disagreements (1-4)
-Guiding necessary judgments (5-6),

II. “Question” Chapters 7-16

Questions needing guidance as marriage judgments 8 – 10
Questions needing guidance in use of freedom 11
Questions needing guidance concerning judgments
related to order of Creation 11:17-34
Questions needing guidance concerning judgments
related to apostolic tradition of the Lord’s Supper 12 – 14
Questions needing guidance concerning the loving use of spiritual gifts 15 Questions needing guidance concerning the truth about the resurrection 16:1-4 Question concerning the collection for the saints; final thoughts
State the Message of I Corinthians
Basic decisions facing Christians in the world ought to be based on wisdom implicit in the Gospel.
Explain from I Corinthians 7 how you would respond to a believer, divorced from his living wife who is not yet remarried but does not desire reconciliation, the divorce occurring while both the husband and wife were in unbelief
Paul’s overwhelming teaching is that separation and divorce, pre- or post-Christ being of no consequence (“condition when called”), are not permissible for the Christian. Again, if one was called – effectively summoned to salvation by Christ, forgiven of sin, and justified – while a divorcee, coming to Christ – being forgiven – does not change the social status. The divorcee must remain as he / she is.
Bill Galbraith suggest the central message of 2 Corinthians is ‘transformation occurs through ministry.” Give three examples of transformations in 2 Corinthians mentioned by Mr. Galbraith.
Paul was transformed through ministry, converts transformed through ministry, believers transformed through ministry.
Explain why some scholars think parts of 2 Corinthians are later insertions from non-extant letters of Paul. Based on Mr. Galbraith’s notes and lecture, and the classroom discussion, explain how would you respond to these criticisms.
Scholars believe second Corinthians are insertions because Paul jumps around when it comes to topics and fails to maintain a cohesive flow. This can be answered by the understanding that the letter is a personal, Letter, were consistency isn’t as much the purpose, as is Paul sharing his experiences, Just as regular conversation would ensue.
Give a 1-level outline of 2 Corinthians based on the work of Mr. Galbraith.
Introduction (1)

Ministry of Transformation (1-7)

Gracious Giving (8-9)

Ministry with Authority (10-13)

Conclusion (13)
Explain the identity of Paul’s opponents in 2 Corinthians. Explain the types of charges they levied at Paul (cf. 2 Cor. 1:17-20; 7:2; 10:1, 10-12; 11:12; 12:19), and the danger they were to the church (11:4).
False Teachers, apostles, deceitful workmen within the congregation, Indecisive, taking advantage of the people, corruption, unimpressive,