1 Corinthians . By: Kayla-Marie Figueroa. Background Information. Author Paul Date Written Approx. 56-57 A.D. Where Written Ephesus Community People of the church of Corinth . The City Corinth. Prosperous commercial center Large percentage of population were poor and slaves
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By: Kayla-Marie Figueroa
Paul explains his hopes to share the gift of the gospel with others and conveys his own desire to share in its blessings.
Paul testifies that the sins committed from Israelites were set examples for the new age. He warns the people of Corinth to be loyal to God, who will help them overcome tests of spiritual strength.
Paul preaches the people are practicing the Lord’s supper incorrectly because they are divided, show off and get drunk. He reminds them it is no ordinary meal.
Paul expresses our duty to share gifts and not be selfish; use our gifts for God’s plan.
Paul discusses the absence of love and how it leaves us with a void in our hearts. Actions and intentions are meaningless without love; with love we may understand God’s mercy. It’s a gift which endures forever.
Paul emphasizes his authority which comes directly from the Lord in hopes that those blessed with spiritual gifts will heed his advice, which essentially helps the Church become stronger.
Here Paul reassures the validity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. This doctrine of his death and resurrection is the foundation of Christianity. It is a truth confirmed by even the prophecies of the old testament.
Paul warns us to watch out for the enemy of Christ. We must resist the devils temptations and have the courage to help those who have not kept their faith in tact. Our vigor will keep our faith pure. In doing everything with love we are characterizing our spiritual strength.