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I Corinthians

Paul starts the letter with by introducing himself and with salutations to h Church in Corinth. Paul thanks God for His grace toward the Corinthians because in Him they have been enriched in every way consequently confirming Paul and other Gods follower the testimony about Christ among the Corinth. That there may not be any divisions among the church of Corinth because Christ is one and no other man can bring salvation but God alone. The foolishness and the weakness of God are wiser than human wisdom and stronger than human strength for Christ has all the wisdom and power of God. Only boast in the Lord because is righteousness, holiness and redemption.

Paul talk about dos who are servant of God most be faithful to Him. God is the only true judge, He knows the motives of the heart and they will be revealed. Pauls says that the Corinthians has built a reign and the apostles were fool and the Corinths wise and describes briefly he life of an apostle. Paul sends Timothy to help the Corinth to be imitators of him (Paul) as he imitates Jesus. Paul tells them he will go to Corinth if its Gods will and talks about the arrogant that are talking and judging him with no power whatsoever.

Paul rebukes the Corinth because of their sexual immoralities and the fact they were arrogant of their actions. Paul tells them to rebuke the men who were committing these immoralities in order for these men to be saved by living their old nature. Paul tells them to leave their sinful nature because God was scarified for them to be new men and instead of being with malice and wickedness them to be sincerity and truth. Not enclosed ourselves to sinners because we are all sinners. Not to be close to those who call themselves brother and are immoral, idolaters and practice other sins because they are deceivers.

Believers most take their problems between themselves because believer can judged with better judgment than unbelievers. Corinthians were doing wrong to their brothers and sisters in Christ. No man who lives in sin and has not repent will inherit the Kingdom of God only does who are justified by Him will. Not everything is beneficial and we shall not be mastered by anything. The one who commits sexual immoralities sins against his own body because the body is the temple of The Holy Spirit and whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

This chapter begins with the history of Israelites and how they were blessed by being led by God but God wasnt pleased with them because they didnt obey Him and take everything for granted. Do not test God because He always passes the test nor complain because He knows what is best for us. When temptation occurs God will always be by our side. Do not eat the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, you cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lords table and the table of demons. Paul said to them that he has the right to do anything but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anythingbut not everything is constructive; everyone should seek for the good of others.

No one can speak well about the Spirit of God except by the Holy Spirit and those who speak wrong do not come from the Spirit. Paul talks about that there are different kinds of gifts, and that are given by the Spirit and that there are different kinds of service, but the same Lord and that there are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Just as a one body has many parts are many parts form one body, so it is with Christ one Spirit so as to form one body each individual forms the body. Every part of the body is necessary, God placed each person where he pleased and thinks its better. Each part of the body depends on the other; God has put the body together so that there should be no division in the body.

By the gospel we are saved, if we hold firmly to the word I preached to you if not you are not saved. Paul talks about Jesus resurrection and to those who Jesus appeared and that he is undeserving of being called an apostle because he persecuted the church and the he was save by grace. Its talk about resurrection after death and if Christ didnt resurrect his preaching will be useless their faith is futile, He explains that since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man that is Jesus. Pauls talks about the resurrection of the body that with the resurrection of the dead t is raised a spiritual body.

Outline I. Introduction (1:1-9) II. Divisions in the Church (1:10;4:21) A. The Fact of the Divisions (1:10-17) B. The Causes of the Divisions (1:18;4:13) 1. A wrong conception of the Christian message (1:18;3:4) 2. A wrong conception of Christian ministry and ministers (3:5;4:5) 3. A wrong conception of the Christian (4:6-13) C. The Exhortation to End the Divisions (4:14-21) III. Moral and Ethical Disorders in the Life of the Church (chs. 5-6) . Laxity in Church Discipline (ch. 5) A. Lawsuits before Non-Christian Judges (6:1-11) B. Sexual Immorality (6:12-20) IV. Instruction on Marriage (ch. 7) . General Principles (7:1-7) A. The Problems of the Married (7:8-24) B. The Problems of the Unmarried (7:25-40) V. Instruction on Questionable Practices (8:1;11:1) . The Principles Involved (ch. 8) A. The Principles Illustrated (ch. 9) B. A Warning from the History of Israel (10:1-22) C. The Principles Applied (10:23;11:1) VI. Instruction on Public Worship (11:2;14:40) . Propriety in Worship (11:2-16) A. The Lord's Supper (11:17-34) B. Spiritual Gifts (chs. 12-14) 1. The test of the gifts (12:1-3) 2. The unity of the gifts (12:4-11) 3. The diversity of the gifts (12:12-31a) 4. The necessity of exercising the gifts in love (12:31b;13:13) 5. The superiority of prophecy over tongues (14:1-25) 6. Rules governing public worship (14:26-40) VII. Instruction on the Resurrection (ch. 15) . The Certainty of the Resurrection (15:1-34) A. The Consideration of Certain Objections (15:35-57) B. The Concluding Appeal (15:58) VIII. Conclusion: Practical and Personal Matters (ch. 16)

II Corinthians
Pauls starts this second letter the Corinthians with a short introduction of Timothy himself and with greetings. Paul praise God for all His comfort and His compassion in all their suffering. They inform them about they visit through Asia and how hard it was and how much they suffer even so that they were sentence to death but God saved them. Paul talks about wanting and his desire to visit them in is way to Macedonia and when he came from there, and Gods plan wasnt him to go but Timothy. This chapter ends by Paul saying God is the One who makes both us stand firm in Christ. He anointed us set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Paul talks about his joy and great love toward the Corinthians and that he would talk to them with grieve for them not to be sad but full of joy. It is talk about the forgiveness to does who offends us and should everyone should forgive them. Paul went to Troas ad expected to see Titus but he wasnt her so Paul went to Macedonia. Paul thanks God because He used them as a pleasing aroma of Christ to spread the gospel. Paul stated that in Christ they speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.

In this chapter is said that in the apostles ministry even thought it had being hard they persevere they renounced secret and shameful ways and commend themselves to everyones conscience in the sight of God. In which the god has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Paul explained how he passed through every tribulation but God hasnt leaved them. Paul end this chapter with prayer - So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Paul starts by saying that everyone should purify themselves from every contamination out of reverence toward God. Paul asks for the Corinth to make room for them in their heart and that he loves them and is pound of them. When they were in Macedonia they didnt have rest, they had fear but God comfort them in every distress. Pauli s happy for the repentance of the person that leads to salvation and leaves no regret They were delighted to se Titus so happy for what happened Pauls Defense of His Ministry by saying By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to youI, Paul, who am timid when face to face with you, but bold toward you when away Paul does not minister according to the flesh. Paul says that they have fought the world with divine power, destroy arguments and every posing that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. Paul describe the way people see his letters Paul faces the accusation that he is tough in his letters, but weak and easily forgotten in person.

Paul fears that, just as the serpent deceived Eve, so the Corinthians will be corrupted by those who preach a Christ different from Pauls. Paul is not inferior to the most well-known apostles. False apostles are like Satan, seeking to transform himself into an angel of light. Paul is forced to boast irrationally about his suffering the Corinthians suffer fools gladly, since they are wise! Paul boasts of his apostolic credentials, and the sufferings he has endured.

Outline I. Apologetic: Paul's Explanation of His Conduct and Apostolic Ministry (chs. 1-7) A. Greetings (1:1-2) B. Thanksgiving for Divine Comfort in Affliction (1:3-11) C. The Integrity of Paul's Motives and Conduct (1:12;2:4) D. Forgiving the Offending Party at Corinth (2:5-11) E. God's Direction in Ministry (2:12-17) F. The Corinthian Believers -- a Letter from Christ (3:1-11) G. Seeing the Glory of God with Unveiled Faces (3:12;4:6) H. Treasure in Clay Jars (4:7-16a) I. The Prospect of Death and What It Means for the Christian (4:16b;5:10) J. The Ministry of Reconciliation (5:11;6:10) K. A Spiritual Father's Appeal to His Children (6:11;7:4) L. The Meeting with Titus (7:5-16) II. Hortatory: The Collection for the Christians at Jerusalem (chs. 8-9) . Generosity Encouraged (8:1-15) A. Titus and His Companions Sent to Corinth (8:16;9:5) B. Results of Generous Giving (9:6-15) III. Polemical: Paul's Vindication of His Apostolic Authority (chs. 10-13) . Paul's Defense of His Apostolic Authority and the Area of His Mission (ch. 10) A. Paul Forced into Foolish Boasting (chs. 11-12) B. Final Warnings (13:1-10) C. Conclusion, Final Greetings and Benediction (13:11-14) In 55a.d in Ephesus or Macedonia

Because of the occasion that prompted this letter, Paul had a number of purposes in mind:
1. To express the comfort and joy Paul felt because the Corinthians had responded favorably to his painful letter (1:3-4; 7:8-9,12-13). 2. To let them know about the trouble he went through in the province of Asia (1:8-11). 3. To explain why he had changed his travel plans (1:12 -- 2:4). 4. To ask them to forgive the offending party (2:5-11). 5. To warn them not to be "yoked together with unbelievers" (6:14 -- 7:1). 6. To explain to them the true nature (its joys, sufferings and rewards) and high calling of Christian ministry. This is the so-called great digression, but it turns out to be in some ways the most important section of the letter (2:14 -- 7:4; see note on 2:14). 7. To teach the Corinthians about the grace of giving and to make sure that they complete the collection for the poor Christians at Jerusalem (chs. 8 - 9). 8. To deal with the minority opposition in the church (chs. 10 - 13). 9. To prepare the Corinthians for his upcoming visit (12:14; 13:1-3,10).