Pauls Epistles

1 Corinthians

The Apparently Ideal Church

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson introduces Paul's longest epistle and the many practical instructions it contains for the church.

Corinthian Dissention

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson describes the basic problems the church at Corinth was experiencing when Paul wrote this first epistle to them.

God’s Folly

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds this famous passage dealing with God's definitions of wisdom and foolishness.

God, Subverter of Human Canons

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses how Paul stresses the calling of the believer, building his case against human claims of salvation through means other than Christ.

The Apostolic Message

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson provides exposition of Paul's emphasis upon the doctrines of Christianity over and against what the Corinthian church preferred to hear.

The Secret Wisdom of God

1 Corinthians 2:6-13

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds what Paul meant as the mystery of the kingdom of God and the conveyance of the Old Testament promises to Gentiles.

Christian Carnality and the Bible

1 Corinthians 2:14 - 3:4

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson explains what Paul meant when he asked the Corinthian church if they were "carnal."

Church’s Ministry, Reward, Resurrection

1 Corinthians 3:5-17

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson begins a discussion of Paul's explanation of church authority. Dr. Johnson explains Paul's rebuke of the Corinthians' party spirit.

The Christian Heritage

1 Corinthians 3:18-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson describes what true Chrisitan heritage is as written by Paul to the Corinthians.

The Final Tribunal

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses Paul's admonition to the Corinthians concerning service to each other. Dr. Johnson also explains the apostle's disciplining of the church regarding judgmentalism among believers.

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