Therefore i make known to you that no one speaking by the spirit of. Its location was about 40 miles west of athens on a narrow isthmus between pelopon. Shows that there are diversities of gifts which proceed from the spirit, 1 corinthians 12. Spiritual gifts are from god for the common good of the body. The apostle proceeds to the question of the corinthians concerning spiritual gifts, 1 corinthians 12. Carnal corinth was the sin center of the roman empire in pauls day.
By telling us that one body may have many members, and that the many members of the same body make but one body v. I and ii corinthians bob utley professor of hermeneutics biblical interpretation study guide commentary series new testament, vol. This is the second subject for correction in the corinthian assemblies. Verses 12 26 the apostle here makes out the truth of what was above asserted, and puts the gifted men among the corinthians in mind of their duty, by comparing the church of christ to a human body. Its a theme paul reiterates, and one that gardner explores throughout the commentary below. This final homily in chrysostoms series on 1 corinthians 12 involves the working of the. David guzik commentary on 1 corinthians 12 explains the manifestation of the holy spirit in the diverse, yet unifying, spiritual gifts.
Week 12, 1 corinthians 12 hook prestonwood baptist church. Book of 1 corinthians matthew henry bible commentary. First corinthians spiritual gifts chapter 1214 and by. Study 1 corinthians 12 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. He calls to their remembrance their former state, and how they were brought out of it, 1 corinthians 12.
There is also the possibility that peter ministered to the corinthians 1 corinthians 1. You know that you were gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. So in 1 corinthians 12, paul gives a nick fury speech of his own. Corinth was an important and wealthy city on the isthmus narrow strip of land separating northern and southern greece. Study 1 corinthians using matthew henry bible commentary complete to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Fee man and woman, one in christ, see chapters 612, by philip b. This study guide commentary is designed to help the student do that by. For this weeks bible study of the week, were digging deep into the book of 1 corinthians from the macarthur study bible. True spirituality is about exalting god and sharing gifts for the sake of others, not. The apostle paul spent 18 months there on his second missionary journey and established a church there. In this context, to call on the name of the lord means to pray to. Says the problem was because the corinthians were putting their faith in the wisdom of men.
The city of corinth reminds us of our modern day las vegas, nevada. This text introduces the extended section of 1 corinthians 1214 wherein paul is presenting the proper and improper uses of spiritual gifts. A commentary on homilia in epistulam i ad corinthios 32. Tenth sunday after trinity spiritual counsel for church officers. These first two verses give the theological basis for the body imagery that is developed in the rest of this passage. A critical and exegetical commentary on the first epistle of st. But where grace is given, it is for the salvation of those who have it.
Beside the problems causing contentions in the church, there were, as well, certain theological doctrine, ethical, social, worship, and eschatological problems. A study of 1 corinthians from the macarthur study bible. Diversities of administrations which proceed from the lord. It is possible that what he called his thorn was all of these things, but the lesson learned was when he was weak, then was he strong. The first epistle to the corinthians executable outlines. Paul states that every part of the body is essential because every believer is a member of the church. Verses 1226 the apostle here makes out the truth of what was above asserted, and puts the gifted men among the corinthians in mind of their duty, by comparing the church of christ to a human body. The first epistle to the corinthians introduction author paul, the apostle 1.
Paul directly compares loves value to faith, hope, prophecy, sacrifice, knowledge, and the gift of tongues and indirectly with all other gifts of god mentioned in chapter 12. Download this set includes the entire collection of the macarthur new testament commentary series. Pdf john chrysostoms exegesis of the spiritual gifts 1 cor. Deals with the corinthians still being of flesh by fornicating with whores. And diversities of operations which proceed from god, 1 corinthians 12. Eden, heaven in miniatureadam had themes for contemplation in the works of god in eden, which was heaven in miniature. Following is an excerpt of the introduction, which is found at the beginning of 1 corinthians, and you can get a free download of the entire book of 1 corinthians using our download link below. Formerly as pagans they were misled to worship speechless idles v. Bob utley, retired professor of hermeneutics biblical interpretation. Biblical studiesnew testament commentaries1 corinthians. Considers the case of spiritual gifts, which were very plentifully poured out on the corinthian church. It certainly describes the way the church was functioning or malfunctioning in corinth.
God did not form man merely to contemplate his glorious. Baker, the interpretation of 1 corinthians 1214, evangelical quarterly 46. He in no way denigrates the others usefulness to life and gods purpose, but none can compare in importance to love. A workbook suitable for bible classes, family studies, or. In i corinthians, the bible reveals loves supreme importance to life. Now, however, their spiritinspired speech is quite different v. Pdf 1 corinthians macarthur new testament commentary. What these gifts are, and how they are dispensed, 1 corinthians 12. Short answers to tough questions cbe international. Pierce and rebecca merrill groothuis, see chapter 8 by gordon d. The authorship of this epistle is attributed to paul by clement of rome in 95 a.1197 872 448 1490 815 292 1405 1409 447 821 1424 85 1193 1051 192 950 1440 1073 1382 672 784 1458 192 448 756 130 854 706 172 549 955 662 431 1098