I & II Corinthians Study Guide Answers 

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          I Corinthians      1-4     5-8     9-12    13-16

          II Corinthians     1-5     6-9    10-13  

I Corinthians Chapter 1

1.      The will of God

2.      Church of God which is at Corinth, brothers

3.      The grace of God given to them, that they were enriched in every way in speaking and in knowledge

4.      That they do not lack any spiritual gift, that they be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus, that there be no divisions

5.      He was informed by the house of Chloe

6.      Followers of Paul, Apollos, Cephas and Christ (at least they said or claimed they were)

7.             Jesus Christ

8.             Lest any should say that he baptized in his own name

9.             Makes it of no effect

10.         To them that perish—foolishness, to we who are saved it is the power of God

11.         Preaching

12.         Jews—stumbling block,  Greeks—foolishness, the called—the power and wisdom of God

13.         Foolishness of God

14.         Weakness of God

15.         Wise men after the flesh, mighty, noble

16.         Foolish, weak, base, and despised things

17.         Flesh

18.         In the Lord 

I Corinthians Chapter 2

1.            Not with excellency of speech or wisdom

2.            In weakness, fear and trembling and in demonstration of the Spirit and of power

3.            That their faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God

4.            “Had they known it they would not have crucified he Lord of glory.”

5.            The things which God has prepared for them that love him

6.            Teaches us to know the things that are freely given us of God.

7.            Because they are foolishness to him and because they are spiritually discerned.

8.            The mind of Christ. 

I Corinthians Chapter 3

1.             They were carnal

2.             Envying, strife and divisions

3.             Followers of Paul and those who followed Apollos

4.             Ministers by whom you believed, planters and waterers

5.             God

6.             A building

7.             Planter, master (expert) builder, foundation layer

8.             Jesus Christ

9.             Man’s works

10.         Of what sort (quality) the work is

11.         You are

12.         God will destroy the person

13.          Foolishness

14.         In men 

I Corinthians Chapter 4

1.             Minister of Christ and steward of the mysteries of God

2.             Faithfulness

3.             The Lord’s

4.             Because the Lord sees hidden things and knows the motives of the heart

5.             Puffed up (proud and arrogant

6.             What you have you have received

7.             To the world, to angels, and to men

8.             Considered foolish, weak, despised, filthy and offscouring, Hunger, thirst, nakedness, buffeted, homeless

9.             To warn them

10.         As a father and a leader

11.         To remind them of Paul’s way of life

12.         Their power

13.         That he would come to them with a whip or come in love with a gentle spirit


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I Corinthians Chapter 5

1.             A man had sexual relations with his father’s wife

2.             Pride, boasting

3.             1) Put out of your fellowship the man who did this, 2) Hand this man over to Satan, 3) Purge out the old leaven, 4) Don’t associate with immoral people, 5) Don’t keep company with anyone who calls himself a brother and is sexually immoral, greedy, a swindler, drunkard, slanderous, 6) Expel him

4.             Leaven (yeast)

5.             To avoid all immoral people one would have to leave the world

6.             God 

I Corinthians Chapter 6

1.             Saints will judge the world. We shall judge angels

2.             Some wise man among them

3.             Take the wrong and suffering

4.             Unrighteous, fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, abusers of themselves with mankind, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners

5.             Some in the Corinthian church were in the past involved in the categories mentioned in verses 9-10

6.             It may not be expedient (beneficial)

7.             For the Lord

8.             Flee fornication

9.             You are bought with a price 

I Corinthians Chapter 7

1.             To avoid fornication

2.             Otherwise Satan could tempt the other partner

3.             To marry

4.             Remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband

5.             Don’t divorce the spouse

6.             For the sake of the children

7.             It provides an opportunity for the unsaved spouse to be saved

8.             Don’t always be jumping from one situation to another

9.             Distress (crisis)

10.         The single person can have single devotion serving the Lord without having to care for the things of the world in order to please the spouse

11.         She is at liberty to be married to anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord 

I Corinthians Chapter 8

1.             Pride

2.             Edifies (builds up)

3.             They are nothing

4.             There is one God, the Father, of whom are all things

5.             Their conscience being weak is defiled

6.             Neither

7.             Stumbling block

8.             Sin against Christ

9.             If what he ate caused a brother to fall into sin, he would never eat meat again 


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I Corinthians Chapter 9

1.             Freedom, personally saw Jesus, his converts in the Corinthian church

2.             To eat and drink, to marry, to forbear working

3.             1) Soldier gets paid, 2) Planter of vineyard eats grapes, 3) Leader of flock drinks milk, 4) Ox eats corn, 5) Those that plow, plow in hope, 6) Those that thresh share in the harvest

4.             His concern about hindering the gospel or abusing his power

5.             That he might gain more for the sake of the gospel and share the blessings

6.             To the Jews he became as a Jew, To those under the law he became like one under the law, To those not having the law he became like one not having the law, To the weak he became weak

7.             A race (track) and a fight (boxing)

8.             So after he had preached to others, he himself would not be a castaway (disqualified) 

I Corinthians Chapter 10

1.             Under the cloud passed through the sea, baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea, ate spiritual meat, drank spiritual drink

2.             God was not pleased

3.             1) Lust, 2) Idolatry, 3) Fornication, 4) Tempted Christ, 5) Murmuring

4.             For our example and admonition

5.             You, too, could fall

6.             You to be tempted beyond what you can bear

7.             Idolatry, fornication, the love of money, youthful lusts

8.             Devils

9.             Jealousy

10.         Expedient (beneficial) or edifying (constructive)

11.         That which is sold in the meat market and what is set before you at a meal

12.         When we are told that the food has been offered to idols

13.         For the glory of God and for the good of others especially their salvation 

I Corinthians Chapter 11

1.             Paul as he followed Christ

2.             God—Christ—man—woman

3.             It dishonors his head

4.             Dishonors her head

5.             To be shorn or shaven

6.             He is the image and glory of God

7.             Power on her head because of the angels, it is comely, and it is given her for a covering

8.             The woman is not independent of the man, nor is man independent of woman

9.             Nature

10.         Shaven, shorn, long

11.         Divisions

12.         In partaking some remained hungry and others got drunk

13.         In remembrance of Jesus

14.         No certain frequency as long as it is showing forth the Lord’s death

15.         When a person takes it unworthily

16.         Guilt, damnation, weakness, sickness and even death

17.         Examine and judge ourselves before taking the Lord’s supper. Satisfy your hunger at home and not at the Lord’s supper 

I Corinthians Chapter 12

1.             So they would not be ignorant

2.             The Holy Ghost

3.             Spirit

4.             To profit withal (for the common good)

5.             1) Word of wisdom, 2) Word of knowledge, 3) Faith, 4) Gifts of healing, 5) Working of miracles, 6) Prophecy, 7) Discerning of spirits, 8) Divers kinds of tongues, 9) Interpretation of tongues

6.             Human body

7.             Members (parts)

8.             Independence, superiority

9.             Division

10.         Apostles, prophets, teachers, miracles, gifts of healing, helps, governments, diversities of tongues

11.         Desire them


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I Corinthians Chapter 13

1.             Love (charity)

2.             Speak with tongues, gift of prophecy, understand all mysteries, all knowledge, faith to move mountains, bestow all goods to feed the poor, give body to be burned

3.             Suffers long, is kind, rejoices in truth, bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things

4.             Envy, vaunt itself, puffed up, behave unseemly, self seeking, easily provoked, think evil, rejoice in iniquity, fail

5.             Charity never fails, but prophecies, tongues and knowledge shall pass away

6.             Seeing through a glass darkly

7.             Faith, hope and charity. The greatest of these is charity. 

I Corinthians Chapter 14

1.             Prophesy speaks to men to edify, exhort and comfort

2.             There is an interpretation of the tongues

3.             Flute, harp, trumpet

4.             The air

5.             To edify

6.             The interpretation

7.             With the spirit and with the understanding

8.             Amen

9.             He wishes they all spoke with tongues and he thanked God that he did. Also he said “forbid not to speak with tongues.”

10.         Words in an unknown tongue

11.         Isaiah 28:11

12.         They are mad (out of their mind)

13.         He is convinced and judged when the secrets of his heart are made manifest, he will fall down and worship God and recognize truth

14.         Edifying

15.         Three

16.         Yes

17.         The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets

18.         Confusion (disorder)

19.         Your women (wives)

20.         Decently and in order 

I Corinthians Chapter 15

1.             Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again

2.             To Cephas, the twelve, five hundred, James, all the apostles, and Paul

3.             Because he persecuted the church

4.             More abundantly (worked harder)

5.             How say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? How are the dead raised With what body will they come?

6.             Christ is not risen

7.             Our preaching and faith is vain. We are still in our sins. Those dead in Christ are perished. We are most miserable. Our baptism is worthless, risking our life is foolish

8.             The first fruits of them who died

9.             Be subject to him that put all things under him

10.         Be gone

11.         Just like the grown plant is different from the seed, the resurrected body will be different from the body that dies

12.         Man, animals, birds, fish

13.         Sun, moon, stars

14.         Earthly bodies are corruptible, dishonorable, weak, and natural. Resurrected bodies are incorruptible, glorified, powerful and spiritual

15.         First man a living soul, last Adam a quickening spirit

16.         Flesh and blood

17.         All will be changed

18.         Corruptible will put on incorruption. Mortal will put on immortality

19.         It will be swallowed up in victory

20.         God, through our Lord Jesus Christ

21.         Be stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord 

I Corinthians Chapter 16

1.             An offering for Jerusalem

2.             Spend the winter with the church at Corinth

3.             Waiting for Pentecost

4.             See that he has nothing to fear, accept his work, don’t despise him, then send him in peace to Paul

5.             For him to go to Corinth

6.             Watch ye (be on guard), Quit like men (be men of courage), Be strong, Do everything with charity (in love)

7.             They have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints

8.             That which was lacking, they have supplied

9.             Churches of Asia, Aquila and Priscilla, the church that met in their house

10.         If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be cursed, The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you, My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus


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II Corinthians Chapter 1

1.            The Father of mercies, the God of all comfort

2.            That we may be able to comfort them which are in trouble by the comfort which we ourselves are comforted of God

3.            For their consolation and salvation

4.            Pressed out of measure, above strength, despair even of life

5.            God delivered, does deliver and will deliver

6.            Simplicity and godly sincerity

7.            Yea (true) and Amen (so be it)

8.            He establishes, anoints and seals us and has given us the earnest of the Spirit

9.            To spare them 

II Corinthians Chapter 2

1.             In heaviness

2.             Affliction, anguish, tears

3.             Forgive, comfort and love him

4.             Of Satan’s devices

5.             He left Troas where a door was opened to preach

6.             A sweet savour of Christ

7.             With sincerity 

II Corinthians Chapter 3

1.             The Corinthian church

2.             With the Spirit of the living God in fleshly tables of the heart

3.             God

4.             Ministration of death compared to spirit, ministration of condemnation compared to righteousness, done away compared to remaining

5.             To keep the Israelites from looking at his radiant face

6.             Done away in Christ 

7.             It is upon the hearts of the children of Israel and their minds are made dull

8.             Liberty

9.             With open (unveiled) face 

II Corinthians Chapter 4

1.             Without dishonesty, craftiness, or deceit, instead manifesting the truth

2.             It is hid to them that are lost

3.             The god of this world has blinded their minds

4.             Christ Jesus the Lord

5.             The knowledge of the glory of God in the fact of Jesus Christ

6.             Troubles, perplexity, persecution, casting down, death working in him

7.             1) raise us up also and   2) present us

8.             Renewed

9.             Because he realized they were but for a moment working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory

10.         Temporal things are seen but eternal things are not seen 

II Corinthians Chapter 5

1.             The hope of having a new eternal body in the heavens

2.             While in our earthly body we are absent from the Lord, but when absent from the body we will be in the presence of the Lord

3.             By faith and not by sight

4.             All

5.             Knowing the terror of the Lord

6.             They glory in appearance and not in heart

7.             The love of Christ

8.             Unto him (Jesus) who died for us and rose again

9.             A new creature

10.         Reconciliation

11.         Ambassador for Christ

12.         That we may be made the righteousness of God


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II Corinthians Chapter 6

1.            In vain

2.            Now

3.            That the ministry be not blamed

4.            Afflictions, imprisonments, tumults, labors, stripes

5.            Pureness, knowledge, longsuffering, kindness, love

6.            Evil report, deceit

7.            He opened his heart to them but they did not reciprocate

8.            Righteousness versus wickedness, light with darkness, Christ and Belial, temple of God versus idols

9.            God will receive them, God will be a Father to them and they shall be his children 

II Corinthians Chapter 7

1.             Filthiness of the flesh and spirit

2.             Holiness

3.             Wronging any man, Corrupting any man, Defrauding any man (exploiting)

4.             Our flesh had no rest. We were troubled on every side, without were fighting, within were fears

5.             By the coming of Titus and by the comfort that the Corinthians had given him

6.             Caused the person to repent

7.             Godly sorrow and worldly sorrow

8.             It showed Paul’s care for them

9.             His spirit was refreshed by them, Their obedience, How with fear and trembling they received him 

II Corinthians Chapter 8

1.             Out of their most sever trial, their overflowing joy, and their extreme poverty they gave with rich generosity

2.             They were willing to give beyond their ability

3.             Their own selves first

4.             In the grace of giving

5.             Our Lord Jesus Christ

6.             Finish the work of giving that they had started the year before

7.             According to what one has and not according to what he does not have

8.             At the present your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need

9.             Titus initiated the gift, he had the same concern for the Corinthians as Paul did and he was Paul’s partner and fellow-helper

10.         He was praised by all the churches and chosen to travel with Paul in administering the offering. He often proved his diligence

11.         He wanted to avoid blame by being honest not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men

12.         Their love and the reason Paul was proud of them 

II Corinthians Chapter 9

1.             So that when he came with representatives from Macedonia, he would not find that his boasting of their generosity would be in vain. He wanted them to take up the offering before he got there.

2.             Sow sparingly, reap sparingly, Sow bountifully, reap bountifully

3.             Cheerfulness

4.             Multiply their seed sown and increase the fruits of their righteousness

5.             To supply needs and to say thanks to God

6.             To your obedience and will pray for you

7.             Unspeakable


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II Corinthians Chapter 10

1.             They are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds

2.             Imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God

3.             Every thought

4.             For edification and not for destruction

5.             That the letters were powerful but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible

6.             Such as he was in word by letter when absent, he would be also in deed when present

7.             We should not compare ourselves to ourselves but instead measure ourselves by the measure that God has given us

8.             He did not want to boast about work done already in another man’s territory

9.             In the Lord

10.         One who is commended by the Lord and not he that commends himself 

II Corinthians Chapter 11

1.             He promised them to one husband, Jesus Christ, to present them as a chaste virgin to him

2.             That they would be corrupted and beguiled from the simplicity that is in Christ and that they would receive another spirit and gospel

3.             Not a bit

4.             Those from Macedonia

5.             To keep from being burdensome and to cut off any criticism

6.             False apostles, deceitful workers, who transformed themselves into the apostles of Christ

7.             Enslave, exploit and take advantage of them even slapping them on the face

8.             Hebrew, Israelite, seed of Abraham, minister of Christ

9.             Labors, stripes, imprisonment, beaten with rods, stoned, shipwrecked, hunger, thirst, fasting, cold, nakedness

10.         The care of all the churches

11.         Of the things that showed his weaknesses (infirmities)

12.         It was when Aretas, the king, kept the city guarded in order to arrest Paul that he was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and escaped 

II Corinthians Chapter 12

1.             An experience of being caught up into the third heaven (paradise) and hearing unspeakable words

2.             Lest anyone would think more highly of him than they should. Also that the power of Christ would rest on him

3.             Lest he become exalted (conceited)

4.             My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness

5.             In nothing was he inferior to the chiefest of apostles

6.             They did not support Paul financially

7.             He sought them rather than their possessions

8.             Titus or the brother

9.             For their edifying

10.         That there would be debates, envyings, wraths, backbitings, whisperings, swellings (arrogance) and tumults. And that when he came he would be humbled because many had not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery they were involved with 

II Corinthians Chapter 13

1.             He gave them a warning that on his return he would not spare those who sinned earlier

2.             Paul would be weak like Christ was when crucified, that he could live with Christ by the power of God

3.             Examine themselves to see whether they were in the faith

4.             That they do no evil and be honest

5.             For edification and not destruction., For building up and not tearing down

6.             Be perfect, be of good comfort, be on one mind, live in peace

7.             Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, Love of God, Communion of the Holy Ghost



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