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1 Corinthians

Author: Preben Vang
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, [2014]
Series: Teach the text commentary series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The apostle Paul wrote 1 Corinthians to a church rife with problems: factions, pride, spiritual immaturity, immorality, improper teaching, and problematic practices in worship. Preben Vang sheds light on these controversies and problems. In particular, he shows how the cultural values of Corinth, especially the patronage system and the rhetorical and philosophical environment, contributed to problems in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vang, Preben, 1955-
1 Corinthians.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2014
xiii, 258 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Preben Vang
ISBN: 9781441211583 1441211586 9781441248244 1441248242
OCLC Number: 883265498
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction to 1 Corinthians --
1 Corinthians 1:1-3. Introduction and "hello" --
1 Corinthians 1:4-9. Thanking God for his work in the church --
1 Corinthians 1:10-17. Church divisions and confusion of allegiance --
1 Corinthians 1:18-31. Wisdom and foolishness --
1 Corinthians 2:1-16. Applying God's wisdom to life's issues --
1 Corinthians 3:1-15. Christian maturity --
1 Corinthians 3:16-4:5. Leadership and servanthood --
1 Corinthians 4:6-13. Christian success and christlikeness --
1 Corinthians 4:14-21. Role models versus role players --
1 Corinthians 5:1-13. Separation of faith and life --
Additional insights. Corinthian law --
1 Corinthians 6:1-6. Being wronged versus claiming one's right --
1 Corinthians 6:7-11. Highlighting the transformation Christ causes in attitude and action --
1 Corinthians 6:12-20. Unity of life and faith --
1 Corinthians 7:1-7. Marriage, sexual intimacy, and spiritual devotion --
1 Corinthians 7:8-11. Marriage and singleness --
1 Corinthians 7:12-16. Marriage between Christians and unbelievers --
1 Corinthians 7:17-40. Life's circumstances and the Christian testimony --
1 Corinthians 8:1-13. Consider others higher than yourself --
Additional insights. Meat sacrificed to idols --
1 Corinthians 9:1-12. Personal rights and Christian testimony --
1 Corinthians 9:13-27. Financial support and freedom to preach the gospel --
1 Corinthians 10:1-13. Trust versus self-reliance --
1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1. Imitation and role modeling --
1 Corinthians 11:2-16. Worship and proper attire --
1 Corinthians 11:17-34. Worship and humility --
Additional insights. Roman homes and households --
1 Corinthians 12:1-6. Unity and community (part 1) --
1 Corinthians 12:7-11. Unity and community (part 2) --
1 Corinthians 12:12-30. Many parts, one body --
Additional insights. Paul's body metaphor --
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13. The priority of love --
1 Corinthians 14:1-19. Spiritual gifts and spiritual growth --
1 Corinthians 14:20-40. The focus of Christian worship --
Additional insights. Women, worship, and prophecy --
1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Resurrection and history --
1 Corinthians 15:12-34. Resurrection and Christian living --
1 Corinthians 15:35-49. Resurrection and transformation (part 1) --
1 Corinthians 15:50-58. Resurrection and transformation (part 2) --
1 Corinthians 16:1-11. Collection and travel plans --
1 Corinthians 16:12-24. Last encouragement and final greeting.
Series Title: Teach the text commentary series.
Other Titles: I Corinthians
First Corinthians
Responsibility: Preben Vang ; Mark L. Strauss and John H. Walton, general editors ; Illustrating the text, Kevin and Sherry Harney, associate editors ; Joshua Blunt, Rosalie de Rossett, contributing authors..

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