1 Corinthians 1:1-17

  1. Paul is setting out to deal with various divisive factors in the life the church at Corinth.
    a. What is significant, therefore, about his approach in verses 1-9?
    b. What can we learn from these verses about our privileges and prospects as Christians?
  2. What were the main causes of the dissensions in the church at Corinth?
    See verses 10-17; cf. 3:3, 4, 21.
    a. How can similar dissensions arise in church life today?
    b. According to this passage why are they fundamentally wrong and what is the remedy for them?


Note. Verse 12. Apollos was a Jew from Alexandria, a centre of philosophy.  He was a man of learning and eloquence, and very able in argument. See Acts 18:24-18. It seems probable that some at Corinth preferred him to Paul for these reasons.