Overcoming Divisions & Difficulties
in the Body of Christ

Why are there so many divisions in the church?
Why does the church sometimes tolerate
sin?
Are you experiencing any of the same problems
that the Corinthians did in your own relationships
or in your church?
If you have similar questions, this study is an important resource

.
Learn how to pray by knowing God's mind and will
on divisions.
What does God say about marriage, divorce, remarriage? Tongues? Prophecy? Giving?

Paul addresses these issues raised by Corinthian believers.

 

NOTE: In 2011, this 2-part course was combined into ONE Part. The Lecture notes posted by Kay Arthur may  be called by new names in the NEW course, but are the same CDs..

 

 

Preparation

Orientation

  Spine (PDF)
PowerPoint: Corinth
Paul's Relationship with the Church at Corinth
Video Lecture: Corinth in Context by Christopher Gornold-Smith



Lesson One                        
Overview of 1 Corinthians

 


Video: A Visit to Corinth by David Whitling (:44)

Kay: Hesitant to Share the Gospel?
David: What is the Bible to You? Motivation for Obedience?


Lesson Two                              (1)
The Corinthians

 


Chart: Marks of a Genuine Believer
Video: What is the Origin of Baptism? by Jeff Benner
Bible List of "The Called"
Kay:  Are You Among the Called?
David: Path to Unity


Lesson Three                        (1-2)
Wisdom of God: Community



  Jesus Died...According to the Scriptures
I' m of Paul...etc
Chart: God's Wisdom
"Church Words"
Faith/ Believe
Cartoon: Give An Answer
Answer: Christ Crucified
Kay: Divisions in the Church? WHY?
David: Message of the Cross- Foolishness or Power?

Lesson Four                         (3-4) Natural Man, Spiritual Man
The Crucified Life


 


Proverbs: A Word to the Wise
Chart: Grow Thru God's Word
How to Pray for the Lost

The Carnal Christian
                      Debate: One or Two Natures
                       What is a Carnal Christian?
                         4 Views of Sanctification

Chart
Take Up Your Cross
Ten Mysteries of God
Video: True/ False Converts (Ray Comfort)
Handout: True & False Converts

Kay: Whom Do You Serve? Quality?
David: Imitating Christ- Solution for Unity


Lesson Five                          (5-6)
Judging Sin in the Church
Judging Disputes in the Church
 

Chart
Flowchart: Church Discipline
Handling Specific Problems in the Church
General Principles for Church Discipline
Chart
Kay: Can You Live in Sin & Still Go to Heaven?
David: Do NOT be Arrogant- Clean out the Leaven


Lesson Six                                 (7)
Singleness, Marriage
Divorce, Re-Marriage

  Overview
Chart: God's Wisdom Concerning Marriage
Roman Law: Four Marriage Arrangements- MacArthur
Singleness- Nancy DeMoss
Important Biblical Passages on Marriage, Divorce
Word Studies: Called, Bound, Remain, Released
Chart
Kay: Confused About Re-Marriage?
David: Remain in the Condition in which You were Called

Lesson Seven                        (8-9)
Liberty & Idols
  Chart: How Does My Freedom Affect Others?
Concerning Idols   MacArthur
Kay: What Would You Do for the Sake of the Gospel?
David: What Rights Would You Give up?

Lesson Eight                           (10)
Faithfulness
  Chart
5 Eternal Crowns
Kay: Running, for WHOSE Pleasure?
David: Are You Living to Bring Glory to God?

Lesson Nine                            (11)
Traditions, Coverings, Communion
 

Chart
Kay: What's Appropriate? Does it Matter?
David: Lord's Supper: Miss the purpose & Your Practice is Out of Line


Lesson Ten                        (12-14)
Spiritual Gifts
  Chart
Spiritual Gifts
Kay: Confused About Spiritual Gifts?
Ritchie Johnson: God's Plan to Build Up, Equip the Church

Lesson Eleven                        (15)
The Gospel: The King
  Chart
Theories of the Resurrection       Josh McDowell
PROOF: Map of Resurrection Appearances
PROOF?: Shroud of Turin
Kay: What if you Die and Jesus WASN'T Resurrected?
David: Resurrection, NOT Resuccitation

Lesson Twelve                  (15-16)
The Resurrection
Final Exhortations
  Chart
Corinth: Various Philosophies of  "Afterlife"

Chart
Summary Exhortations
Photo: "Know Before Whom You Stand"
Kay: What Happens When You Die?
David: What is the Gospel?


 

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