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 The book of 1 Corinthians; Chapter 1

1 Corinthians 1

1:1 Paul, a called apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 1:2 to the church of God which is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called out with all those in every place who call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours. 1:3 Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf for the grace of God given you in Jesus Christ,  1:5 that in everything you are enriched by Him, in all speech and in all knowledge;  1:6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you; 1:7 so that you come behind in no gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.  1:8 He shall also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called to the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1:10 But I exhort you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1:11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brothers, by those of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.  1:12 But I say this, that every one of you says, I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ. 1:13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you, or were you baptized in the name of Paul?  1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 1:15 lest any should say that I had baptized in my own name. 1:16 And I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides these, I do not know if I baptized any other. 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not in wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. 

1:18 For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God. 1:19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the perceiving ones." 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?  1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom did not know God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. 1:22 For the Jews ask for a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom; 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness. 1:24 But to them, the called-out ones, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1:25 Because the foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men. 

1:26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many wise men according to the flesh are called, not many mighty, not many noble. 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 1:28 and God has chosen the base things of the world, and things which are despised, and things which are not, in order to bring to nothing things that are; 1:29 so that no flesh should glory in His presence. 1:30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption; 1:31 so that, according as it is written, "He who glories, let him glory in the Lord."

Scriptural Context 

 

Background:

1 Corinthians was written by Paul together with Sosthenes between 53 and 55 A.D. It is thought that Paul had written a total of four letters to the Corinthians. 1 Corinthians was written to answer the spiritual questions the congregations in Corinth had. This book in the Bible may possibly follow the first letter which is not published in our Bibles.

 

Corinth was a Greek City known for commercial wealth, control of trade between East and West, Greek philosophy, sexual immorality and a population that rejected  bodily resurrection. This compares well with our culture.

 

The questions the congregation in Corinth had were; the cross and Christ's death, sexual sins, love, the resurrection and Spiritual gifts. Other writers say Paul wrote this letter because of a noted moral laxity among Christians in Corinth. 1 Corinthians is a pastoral letter  and resolves doctrinal, cultural and sexual issues.

 

(1:1-3) Salutation

Paul greets the congregation and introduces his co-worker Sosthenes, some researchers believe he was a former ruler of the Synagogue in Corinth. This letter is directed to the Church and not a specific person.

 

(1:4-9) Spiritual gifts

The writer is concentrating on a complimentary testimony about the congregation the crux being knowledge . He stresses the gifts of the Spirit (Strong, 2000; G5486)"χάρισμα; charisma; char'-is-mah; From G5483; a (divine) gratuity, that is, deliverance (from danger or passion); (specifically) a (spiritual) endowment, that is, (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty: - (free) gift." and indicates this as a Christian characteristic. A divine supplement given to us by God himself.
 

(1:10-17) Divisions among the members

One understands from the writings of Jerome, (AD 350 - 520) that certain church leaders in this congregation were diversifying the Gospel. This congregation was made up of rich females (Phoebe and Aquila) and at the same time the poorest (Erastus an ex slave). These members welcomed other viewpoints on Christianity.

 

Paul calls for a united body in Christ, says he was not called to baptise but to preach the gospel. Although many philosophies are contained in Christ's parables, these were really meant to contain the message of salvation through the cross in the simplest form. The gospel should not cause division by complicated gospel interpretations.

 

(1:18-25) Wisdom and the Cross

It is obvious that this part of the letter is addressed to both the philosophers and the solid nucleus of Jews in the church. Paul perceives the wisdom of philosophers and others to be inappropriate when looking at the salvation of the cross.

 

Christ and salvation, as in our secular world, is the stumbling block for rich, poor, Pagan, idol worshippers, humanists and many others. Once a person is born again they receive the wisdom of God through Christ. This Godly wisdom should remove gospel diversity and cause unity. The united Christian community should be immune to human intervention because of the wisdom of salvation given to us through the Spirit.

 

(1:26-31) A different kind of wisdom

Salvation is for all who believe the Gospel of Christ; their is no class, race, gender, or age distinction in who qualifies. The pre-qualification for salvation is faith and belief (John 3:16). The wise may reject the gospel because of it's simplicity.

 

No work or payment can supplement the basic knowledge of salvation. This means the lowest people, those who know nothing, have nothing and are nothing may be saved. God provided a salvation plan for all. To be saved is based on simplest principles and God excludes nobody.

In context with daily living  

 

Background:

As I have said on many occasions the early Church did not really differ from ours.  We have a very open secular society, with an influx of may philosophies and traditions. Christ, the Son of God, has become the only stumbling block in the unification of religions. We are in the same predicament that the early Church was and this encompasses:

  • The basis and relevance of salvation

  • Eternal life

  • The relevance of Christ

  • Christianity versus humanism

  • Christian celebration

  • Infiltration of occults into Christianity

  • Sexual sin

  • Philosophy versus Spirituality

I am sure you have been in situations where at least one of these aspects were discussed. This proves Corinthians relevant to Christian living today. While studying this book we will find answers to many of our questions and probably find out where we misinterpret certain aspects.

 

Spiritual gifts:

It is of the utmost importance that we understand that once we have entered into the kingdom of God through salvation we can obtain the gifts of the spirit. (Heb 2:4) God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with different kinds of miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? (Mark 3:15;Rom 11:29;12:6; 1Co 12:1-9)

 

As children of God we have authority in the spiritual realm and in the physical. The Spirit speaks and makes the power of God known to us through divine intervention. Every divine intervention is a gift from God.  The divine intervention may come through speech, miracles, healing and answer to basic prayer. Every time we pray we expect God to intervene, he does this by his Spirit. God asks for no recompense, his grace is free. (1 Co 1:7; 12:31; Heb 2:4

 

Diversity:

There is diversity within culture, gender and race but not in Christ. We are of one body, serving God through Jesus Christ being led and taught by the Holy Spirit. Galatians 3:28 "There cannot be Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is no male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus".

 

We respect one another in the body of Christ to the extent that we understand that different cultures and personalities have diverse needs. This does not change the gospel or salvation. Salvation is the cleansing of the soul, the making of a new person and causes reconciliation not division.

 

Salvation:

What are the key factors for salvation?:

  • Repentance (Mat 3:2;4:17; Mark 1:15; Luke 17:4; Acts 8:22; Rev 2:5)

  • Accepting God's forgiveness of sin (1John 1:9; Eph 1:7; Mat 9:6; Mat 18:35; Mar 11:25; Luke 11:4; Rom 10:10)

  • Believing in the Jesus as Son of God and salvation through his death on the cross (John 3:16; 18Mat 3:16; 2John 1:9; Acts 10:43; 1Thes 5:9; 2Thes 2:13; 2Tim 2:10)

  • Receiving the promise of eternal life proven by His resurrection from the dead (John 11:25; 3:36; 5:24; 6:40; Rom 5:21; 6:23; Titus 1:2; 3:7; 1Tim 6:12; 19)

  • Baptism to confirm salvation, repentance and a new life in Christ (Mark 10:39; 16:16; Rom 6:4; Col 2:12; 1Peter 3:21)

  • Living the two commandments of love (Rom 10:4; Mat 22:37-40; John 14:15)

  • Being filled and led by the Spirit of God (Luke 3:16; Eph 1:13; Acts 1:4 ; 2; Phi 1:27; 2; Col 2:5; 1Thes1:6; 2Thes 2:13)

Spiritual wisdom:

The wisdom instituted through the gospel of Jesus Christ will be in conflict with the wise.  It is clear that we require wisdom from God driven by the Holy Spirit. 1Corintians 12:8 "For through the Spirit is given to one a word of wisdom; and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit". Our wisdom and values system changes after salvation. The materialistic outlook  becomes a spiritual understanding.

 

 Christians must be aware of philosophies which isolate Christ as a prophet or philosopher. Humanistic wisdom cannot envisage Christ as Son of God, resurrected from the dead and sitting on the right hand of the Father in heaven. The salvation plan boggles the mind of the wise yet it is so simple the poorest can understand.

Summary: 1 Corinthians 1

Has five main sections: 

  • 1 Corinthians  (1:1-3)            Salutation

  • 1 Corinthians  (1:4-9)            Spiritual gifts

  • 1 Corinthians  (1:10-17)        Divisions among the members

  • 1 Corinthians  (1:18-25)        Wisdom and the Cross

  • 1 Corinthians  (1:26-31)        A different kind of wisdom

 

Die boek van 1 Korintiërs Hoofstuk 1

1 Korintiërs 1

1 Kor 1:1 Van Paulus, wat deur die wil van God geroep is om ‘n apostel van Christus Jesus te wees, en van die broer Sostenes. 1:2 Aan die gemeente van God in Korinte, wat Hy vir Hom in Christus Jesus afgesonder en geroep het om aan Hom te behoort, en verder aan almal, waar hulle ook al mag wees, wat die Naam aanroep van Jesus Christus, hulle Here en ons Here.  1:3 Genade en vrede vir julle van God ons Vader en die Here Jesus Christus!

1:4 Ek dank my God altyd oor julle vir die genade wat Hy in Christus Jesus aan julle geskenk het,  1:5 want in Hom het God julle in alles ryklik geseën, veral in die gawes van woord en kennis.  1:6 Die boodskap van Christus is onder julle so goed gevestig  1:7 dat dit julle nie aan ‘n enkele genadegawe ontbreek nie. Julle bly ook vol verwagting uitsien na die verskyning van ons Here Jesus Christus.  1:8 Dit is Hy wat julle ook end-uit sal laat vas staan, sodat daar geen aanklag teen julle sal wees op die dag dat ons Here Jesus Christus kom nie.  1:9 God is getrou, Hy wat julle geroep het om verenig te lewe met sy Seun, Christus Jesus, ons Here. 

1:10 Ek doen ‘n beroep op julle almal, broers, in die Naam van ons Here Jesus Christus, om eensgesind te wees. Daar moet geen verdeeldheid onder julle wees nie. Julle moet een wees in dieselfde gesindheid en met dieselfde oortuiging.  1:11 Ek sê dit, my broers, omdat van Chloë se mense my vertel het dat daar onenigheid onder julle is.  1:12 Daarmee bedoel ek dat een sê: "Ek is vir Paulus;" een: "Ek is vir Apollos;" een: "Ek is vir Sefas;" en een: "Ek is vir Christus."  1:13 Is Christus dan in stukke verdeel? Is Paulus miskien vir julle gekruisig, of is julle in die naam van Paulus gedoop?  1:14 Ek dank God dat ek niemand van julle gedoop het nie, behalwe Krispus en Gaius.  1:15 Niemand kan dus sê dat julle in my naam gedoop is nie.  1:16 Nee, ek het ook nog die huisgesin van Stefanas gedoop, maar verder weet ek nie of ek nog iemand gedoop het nie.  1:17 Christus het my immers nie gestuur om te doop nie, maar om die evangelie te verkondig, en dit nie met woorde van menslike wysheid nie, want dan sou die kruis van Christus sy krag verloor.

1:18 Die boodskap van die kruis van Christus is wel onsin vir dié wat verlore gaan, maar vir ons wat gered word, is dit die krag van God. 1:19 Daar staan tog geskrywe: "Die wysheid van die wyses sal Ek vernietig, en die geleerdheid van die geleerdes sal Ek tot niet maak."  1:20 Waar is die wysgeer van hierdie wêreld nou? Waar die skrifgeleerde? Waar die slim woordvoerder? Het God nie die wysheid van die wêreld tot onsin gemaak nie?  1:21 Dit was die bedoeling van God in sy wysheid dat die wêreld nie deur geleerdheid tot kennis van God sou kom nie. Daarom het God in sy goedheid besluit om deur die prediking wat vir die wêreld onsin is, dié te red wat glo.  1:22 Die Jode vra wondertekens en die Grieke soek wysheid,  1:23 maar ons verkondig Christus wat gekruisig is. Vir die Jode is dit ‘n aanstoot en vir die ander is dit onsin,  1:24 maar vir dié wat deur God geroep is, Jode sowel as Grieke, is Christus die krag van God en die wysheid van God.  1:25 Wat vir die wêreld die onsin van God is, is groter wysheid as die wysheid van mense, en wat vir die wêreld die swakheid van God is, is groter krag as die krag van mense.

1Co 1:26 Dink maar net, broers, aan wat julle was toe julle geroep is. Volgens die opvatting van mense was daar nie baie geleerdes of baie invloedrykes of baie mense van aansien onder julle nie.  1:27 En tog, wat vir die wêreld onsin is, het God uitgekies om die geleerdes te beskaam; wat vir die wêreld swak is, het God uitgekies om die sterkes te beskaam,  1:28 en wat vir die wêreld sonder aansien of betekenis is, ja, wat niks is nie, het God uitgekies om wat iets is, tot niet te maak.  1:29 Voor God het geen mens dus iets om op te roem nie.  1:30 Aan God is dit te danke dat julle met Christus Jesus verenig is. Hy het vir ons geword die wysheid wat van God kom: die vryspraak, die heiliging en die verlossing.  1:31 Daarom, soos daar geskrywe staan: "Dié wat wil roem, moet in die Here roem."

 

Skriftuurlike inhoud 

 

Agtergrond:

1 Korintiërs is deur Paulus tesame met Sostenes geskryf tussen 53 en 55 N.C.  Dit is bekend dat Paulus 'n totaal van vier briewe aan die Korintiërs geskryf het.  1 Korintiërs was geskryf om die geestelike vrae wat die gemeentes in Korinte gehad het te beantwoord.  Hierdie boek in die Bybel mag moontlik volg op die eerste brief wat nie in ons Bybels gepubliseer word nie.

 

Korinte was 'n Griekse stad bekend vir sy handelsrykdom, beheer oor die handel tussen die Ooste en die Weste, Griekse filosofie, seksuele onsedelikheid en 'n bevolking wat die liggaamlike opstanding verwerp het.  Dit vergelyk goed met ons eie kultuur.

 

Die vrae in die gemeente in Korinte was ondermeer oor die kruis en Christus se dood, die opstanding, Geestelike gawes, liefde en seksuele sondes.  Volgens ander skrywers het Paulus die brief geskryf weens 'n merkbare morele verval onder die Christene in Korinte.  1 Korintiërs is 'n herderlike brief spreek dogmatiese, kulturele en seksuele kwessis aan.

 

(1:1-3) Groet:

Paulus groet die gemeente en stel Sostenes, sy medewerker, bekend.  Sommige navorsers meen dat Sostenes 'n vorige heerser in die sinagoge in Korinte was.  Hierdie brief word nie aan 'n spesifieke persoon gerig nie, maar wel aan die gemeente.

 

(1:4-9) Geestelike gawes:

Die skrywer konsentreer op 'n aanvullende getuienis oor die gemeente wat hoofsaaklik kennis bevat.  Hy benadruk die gawes van die Gees. (Strong, 2000; G5486)"χάρισμα; charisma; char'-is-mah; From G5483; a (divine) gratuity, that is, deliverance (from danger or passion); (specifically) a (spiritual) endowment, that is, (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty: - (free) gift." Dit is dus 'n kenmerkende eienskap van 'n Christen.  'n Goddelike kwalifikasie wat deur Homself aan ons gegee word.
 

(1:10-17) Verdeling onder die lede:

Volgens die skrywe van (Jerome, AD 350 - 520) het sekere kerkleiers in die gemeente die Evangelie gewysig.  Hierdie gemeente het terseldertyd bestaan uit welgestelde vroue (Phoebe and Aquila) en van die armstes ('n Vrygemaakte slaaf Erastus). Dit blyk dat hulle die beskouing van Christenskap uit 'n ander oogpunt verwelkom het.

 

Paulus doen 'n beroep op 'n verenigde liggaam in Christus.  Volgens hom was hy nie geroep om mense te doop nie maar om die Evangelie te verkondig.  Daar word menige filosofië in die Evangelie van Christus verkondig maar die ware boodskap in sy eenvoudigste vorm is dat redding deur die kruis geskied.  Die Evangelie moet nie verdeling veroorsaak deur die interpretasie daarvan te gekompliseerd te maak nie.

 

(1:18-25) Wysheid en die Kruis:

Dit is duidelik dat hierdie deel van die brief aan beide die filosowe en kernvaste  Jode in die kerk gerig is.  Paulus merk op dat die wysheid van die filosowe en ander misplaas is wanneer dit by die redding van die kruis kom. Christus en redding, net soos in ons tydelike wêreld, is die struikelblok vir ryk, arm, heiden, afgodaanbidders, humaniste en vele ander. 

 

Eers wanneer 'n persoon wedergebore is ontvang hy die wysheid van God deur Christus.  Hierdie Goddelike wysheid moet evangeliese verdeeldheid met eenwording vervang.  As gevolg van die wysheid van redding wat ons van die Heilige Gees ontvang het, moet die vereenigde Christelike gemeenskap immuun teen menslike inmenging wees.

 

(1:26-31) 'n Ander soort wysheid:

Redding is vir almal wat aan die Evangelie van God glo;  daar is nie klas, ras, geslag of ouderdom verskil by die wat kwalifiseer nie.  Die voorwaarde vir redding is vertroue en geloof (Joh 3:16).  Die geleerde mag die Evangelie verwerp juis as gevolg van die eenvoudigheid daarvan. 

 

Geen werk of betaling kan bygevoeg word by die basiese kennis van redding nie.  Dit beteken,  selfs die nederigste van mense, daardie wat niks het, niks weet en niks is nie kan gered word.  God voorsien 'n reddingsplan vir almal.  Om gered te word is gebaseer op eenvoudige reëls en God sluit niemand uit nie.

 

In ooreenstemming met ons daaglikse lewe 

 

Agtergrond:

Soos ek al tevore genoem het, het die vroeëre kerke nie veel van ons hedendaagse verskil nie.  Ons het 'n baie oop wêreldlike sameleweing met 'n instroming van baie filisowe en tradisies.  Christus die Seun van God het die enigste struikelblok in die vereniging van godsdienste geword.  By ons heers dieselfde toestande as in die vroeëre kerke en dit behels:

  • Die kern en toepaslikheid van redding

  • Ewige lewe

  • Die werklikheid van Christus

  • Christendom teenoor humanisme

  • Christelike vieringe

  • Insypeling van okkultisme in die Christendom

  • Seksuele sondes

  • Filosofie teenoor Geestelikheid

Ek is seker jy was al in 'n situasie waar ten minste een van hierdie aspekte ter sprake was.  Dit bewys die toepaslikheid van Korintiërs in die Christelike lewe van vandag.  Met die bestudering van hierdie boek sal ons antwoorde vind op baie van ons vrae en ook waar ons moontlik sekere aspekte gemisinterpreteer het.

 

Geestelike gawes:

Dit is van die uiterste belang dat ons moet besef wanneer ons die Koninkryk van God binnegaan ons die gawes van die Gees deur redding ontvang het (Heb 2:4) Daarby het God ook saam getuig deur tekens en wonders en ook deur allerhande kragtige dade en gawes van die Heilige Gees, soos Hy dit toebedeel het volgens sy wil.  (Mark 3:15;Rom 11:29;12:6; 1Co 12:1-9)

 

As kinders van God het ons outoriteit in die geestelike ryk en in die liggaam.  Die Gees praat en maak die krag van God aan ons bekend deur goddelike ingryping.  Elke goddelike ingryping is 'n gawe van God.  Hierdie ingryping kan deur spraak, wonderwerke, genesing en basiese gebedsverhoring geskied.  Elke keer wanneer ons bid verwag ons dat God sal ingryp.  Hy doen dit deur Sy Gees.  God vra nie vir vergoeding nie.  Sy guns en genade is gratis. (1 Kor 1:7; 12:31; Heb 2:4

 

Ongelykheid:

Daar is ongelykheid binne kultuur, geslag en ras maar nie in Christus nie.  Ons is een liggaam wat God dien deur Jesus Christus en gelei en onderrig word deur die Heilige Gees. Galasiërs 3:28 "Dit maak nie saak of iemand Jood of Griek slaaf of vry, man io vrou is nie:  in Christus Jesus is julle almal een".

 

Ons respekteer mekaar in die liggaam van Christus in so 'n mate dat ons verstaan dat verskillende kulture en persoonlikhede verskillende behoeftes het.  Dit verander nie die Evangelie van redding nie.  Redding is die reiniging van die siel, die skepping van 'n nuwe mens en bewerkstelling versoening en nie verdeling nie.

 

Redding:

Wat is die sleutel faktor vir redding?:

  • Berou en belydenis (Mat 3:2;4:17; Mark 1:15; Luke 17:4; Acts 8:22; Rev 2:5)

  • Aanvaarding van God se vergifnes van sonde (1John 1:9; Eph 1:7; Mat 9:6; Mat 18:35; Mar 11:25; Luke 11:4; Rom 10:10)

  • Glo in Jesus die Seun van God en redding deur Sy dood aan die kruis (John 3:16; 18Mat 3:16; 2John 1:9; Acts 10:43; 1Thes 5:9; 2Thes 2:13; 2Tim 2:10)

  • Ontvang die belofte van die ewige lewe gestaaf deur Sy opstanding uit die dood (John 11:25; 3:36; 5:24; 6:40; Rom 5:21; 6:23; Titus 1:2; 3:7; 1Tim 6:12; 19)

  • Doping om redding te bevestig, berou en 'n nuwe lewe in Christus (Mark 10:39; 16:16; Rom 6:4; Col 2:12; 1Peter 3:21)

  • Lewe volgens die twee gebooie van liefde (Rom 10:4; Mat 22:37-40; John 14:15)

  • Word vervul en gelei deur die Gees van God (Luke 3:16; Eph 1:13; Acts 1:4 ; 2; Phi 1:27; 2; Col 2:5; 1Thes1:6; 2Thes 2:13)

Geestelike wysheid:

Die wysheid begin deur die evangelie van Jesus Christus en sal in stryd wees met die wyse.  Dit is duidelik dat ons gedryf word deur die Heilige Gees om wysheid van God te verwag 1Korintiërs 12:8 "Aan die een word deur die Gees die gawe gegee om 'n woord van te praat, aan 'n ander 'n woord van kennis deur dieselfde Gees". Ons kennis en waarde sisteem verander nadat ons gered is.  Die materialistiese uitkyk word nou 'n geestelike verstandhouding.

 

Christene moet oppas vir filosofië wat Christus as 'n profeet of 'n filosoof isoleer.  Humanistiese kennis kan Christus nie as Seun van God, opgestaan uit die dood en sit aan die regterhand van die Vader in die hemel insien nie.  Die reddingsplan verwar die verstand van die wyse maar in so eenvoudig dat selfs die ongeletterde dit kan verstaan.

Opsomming:

 

1 Korintiërs 1 het vyf hoof afdelings:

  • 1 Korintiërs   (1:1-3)           Groet

  • 1 Korintiërs   (1:4-9)           Geestelike gawes

  • 1 Korintiërs   (1:10-17)      Ongelykheid tussen lede

  • 1 Korintiërs   (1:18-25)      Wysheid van die kruis

  • 1 Korintiërs   (1:26-31)       'n Ander soort wysheid

 

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