1st Corinthians was written to correct serious problems within the church in Corinth. Although every church has problems, there is a right and wrong way to deal with spiritual problems. Following and understanding 1st Corinthians can help a church deal with these problems correctly.
Corinthians deals with 13 distinct problems:
- The problem of contentions, quarrels, and divisions (Ch. 1).
- The problem of carnal nature and immaturity (Ch. 3).
- The problem of taking pride in immorality (Ch. 5).
- The problem of taking brethren to court because of covetousness (Ch. 6).
- The problem regarding marriage and divorce (Ch. 7).
- The problem surrounding liberty in Jesus (Ch. 8).
- The problem of idolatry (Ch. 8–10).
- The problem of women’s roles and submission (Ch. 11).
- The problem of abusing the love feast and the Lord’s Supper (Ch. 11).
- The problem of misunderstanding and misusing spiritual gifts (Ch. 12–14).
- The problem of the lack of love (Ch. 13).
- The problem of questioning the resurrection (Ch. 15).
- The problem surrounding the collection of money for the saints (Ch. 16).