1 & 2 Corinthians Teaching Outline Part A
1 Corinthians, teaching outline, Divisions in the church, Moral Issues in the church, Questions About Marriage, Offerings Made to Idols, Financial giving, Lord’s Supper, Spiritual gifts, Resurrection
Part 2 Notes
B1 Basic Outline
C1 2 Corinthians Chapter 1 Salutation, sufferings, and Paul’s motivation
C2 2 Corinthians Chapter 2 Regarding repentance, forgiveness, comfort, and truth
C3 2 Corinthians Chapter 3 Competent but not boastful and contrasting the old with the new covenant
C4 2 Corinthians 4 Contrasting the Devil’s Ways with God’s Ways
C5 2 Corinthians 5 Contrasting earthly sorrows with heavenly joys and inward character with outward show
C6 2 Corinthians 6 Day of Salvation, the apostle’s persecutions, and contrasting idols with God (Yahweh)
C7 2 Corinthians 7 Purify our hearts and body, and the joy for repenting
C8 2 Corinthians 8-9 Financial giving instructions
C9 2 Corinthians 10 Judge the Heart Not Appearance
C10 2 Corinthians 11 Contrasting false apostles with true apostles
C11 2 Corinthians 12 Paul’s vision, thorn, God’s grace, and proofs he is true apostle
C12 2 Corinthians 13 Final advice and greetings
B2 2 Corinthians Chapter 1 Salutation, sufferings, and Paul’s motivation
C1 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 MKJV Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, He comforting us in all our trouble, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in every trouble, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
D2 All believers are one family. we suffer and rejoice together. We are to pray, listen, help, comfort our fellow believers who are suffering. Galatians 6:10 NIV Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
C2 Hope. Our first and greatest hope is in God. Faith is believing God. Hope is expectation.
D1 Psalm 31:24 NIV Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
D2 Psalm 33:17-18, 20 NIV A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. 18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, … 20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
B3 2 Corinthians Chapter 2 Regarding repentance, forgiveness, comfort, and truth
C1 Repentance is change is attitude and action. Consider King Manasseh:
D1 2 Chronicles 33:9 NIV But Manasseh led Judah and the people of Jerusalem astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the Israelites.
D2 2 Chronicles 33:13, 15-16 NIV and when he prayed to him, the LORD was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God. … 15 He got rid of the foreign gods and removed the image from the temple of the LORD, as well as all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem; and he threw them out of the city. 16 Then he restored the altar of the LORD and sacrificed fellowship offerings and thank offerings on it, and told Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel.
C2 Forgiveness is turning an issue over to God and not seeking personal revenge. If a crime is committed, it must be reported to law enforcement.
B4 2 Corinthians Chapter 3 Competent but not boastful and old and new covenant
C1 “We have done a great work, but if it wasn’t for God’s help and blessing, we are nothing but failures.”
C2 Colossians 3:12 NIV Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
B5 2 Corinthians 4 Contrasting the Devil’s Ways with God’s Ways
C1 Truth and transparency are God’s way of ministry. Any other is not God’s way. Importance of truth (note, I don’t agree with Muehlenberg in everything). Importance of transparency in ministry. (A couple of sources here and here (Be cautious with Thom Rainer as he promotes his products, etc.)
C2 Correctly interpreting the Scriptures.
B6 2 Corinthians 5 Contrasting earthly sorrows with heavenly joys and inward character and outward show
C1 The longing believers have for our new body that God will give us after we die.
C2 What is your goal in this life? What is mine? 2 Corinthians 5:1 ISV We know that if the earthly tent we live in is torn down, we have a building in heaven that comes from God, an eternal house not built by human hands.
C3 It is important we understand that we are a new creation. Our heart has been recreated. Its motives are different. Its worldview and desires are godly.
B7 2 Corinthians 6 Day of Salvation, the apostle’s persecutions, and contrasting idols and God (Yahweh)
C1 If we are new creations, then it must show in the way we think, talk, and act both in private and in public. 2 Corinthians 6:6 GW People can see our purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives, our sincere love.
C2 We must take this verse very seriously: 2 Corinthians 6:14 GW Stop forming inappropriate relationships with unbelievers. Can right and wrong be partners? Can light have anything in common with darkness?
B8 2 Corinthians 7 Purify our hearts and body and joy for repentance
C1 We need to think, talk, and live as Christians. We have a new worldview and lifestyle. 2 Corinthians 7:1 GW Since we have these promises, dear friends, we need to cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit and live a holy life in the fear of God.
C2 We need to speak the truth, not to hurt people but for their repentance.
B9 2 Corinthians 8-9 Financial giving instructions
C1 We need to help our brethren if we are able, whether by prayer, work, money, listening, assisting, etc.
C2 Our financial collection is not a tax (tithe) but of a willing heart whether 5%, 10%, or 50%. 2 Corinthians 9:7 NKJV So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
B10 2 Corinthians 10 Judge the Heart Not Appearance
C1 When a Christian fights for his/her faith, it is not with military weapons, or anger, yelling, force, bullying, etc. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 GW the weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God. With them we destroy people’s defenses, that is, their arguments and all their intellectual arrogance that oppose the knowledge of God. We take every thought captive so that it is obedient to Christ.
C2 2 Corinthians 10:12 GNB Of course we would not dare classify ourselves or compare ourselves with those who rate themselves so highly. How stupid they are! They make up their own standards to measure themselves by, and they judge themselves by their own standards!
D1 Proverbs 12:15 ESV the way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
D2 Galatians 6:3 GNB If you think you are something when you really are nothing, you are only deceiving yourself.
B11 2 Corinthians 11 Contrasting false apostles with true apostles
C1 A difference between natural gifts and spiritual gifts: 2 Corinthians 11:5-6 GW I don’t think I’m inferior in any way to your super-apostles. Even though I’m not good with words, I know what I’m talking about. Timothy and I have made this clear to you in every possible way.
C2 The suffering of a true apostle.
C3 Weakness or acknowledgment of God’s grace? Jeremiah 9:23-24 GNB The LORD says, “The wise should not boast of their wisdom, nor the strong of their strength, nor the rich of their wealth. 24 If any want to boast, they should boast that they know and understand me, because my love is constant, and I do what is just and right. These are the things that please me. I, the LORD, have spoken.”
B12 2 Corinthians 12 Paul’s vision, thorn, God’s grace, and proofs he is true apostle
C1 Sometimes special blessings lead to the temptation of pride, but God knows what we need. A problem, a suffering or a difficulty may be a blessing. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 GW especially because of the excessive number of revelations that I’ve had. Therefore, to keep me from becoming conceited, I am forced to deal with a recurring problem. That problem, Satan’s messenger, torments me to keep me from being conceited. I begged the Lord three times to take it away from me. But he told me: “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” So I will brag even more about my weaknesses in order that Christ’s power will live in me. Therefore, I accept weakness, mistreatment, hardship, persecution, and difficulties suffered for Christ. It’s clear that when I’m weak, I’m strong.
C2 When I am weak, God is strong. Isaiah 40:29-31 GNB He strengthens those who are weak and tired. 30 Even those who are young grow weak; young people can fall exhausted. 31 But those who trust in the LORD for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.
B13 2 Corinthians 13 Final advice and greeting
C1 Do we do this? We must. 2 Corinthians 13:5 GW Examine yourselves to see whether you are still in the Christian faith. Test yourselves! Don’t you recognize that you are people in whom Jesus Christ lives? Could it be that you’re failing the test?
C2 Psalms 26:2 GNB Examine me and test me, LORD; judge my desires and thoughts.
1 & 2 Corinthians Teaching Outline Part B
By Choco on 1 Jan 20