27 May 2018
A study in 1 Corinthians
1) What words, activities and ceremonies at church might be difficult for someone who is not a Christian to understand?
2) What can Christians do to make these things easier to understand?
3) What does 1 Corinthians chapter 14 teach about the use of tongues (unknown languages that a person speaks by the power of the Holy Spirit)?
4) How did Paul use the gift of tongues during private prayer?
5) Why did he urge Christians to be careful about the use of this gift in public meetings?
6) If God gives a prophecy (a message from God) to someone at a meeting, how should that person behave?
7) Why is it especially important not to be proud in such situations?
8) Why is it necessary for that person to respect the church leader's instructions?
9) Discuss whether this statement is correct: 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 is also a good description of how Christians should behave at church meetings.
10) Discuss whether this statement is correct: 1 Corinthians chapter 14 is also a good description of how Christians can act in love at church meetings.
11) The Christians at Corinth wanted to behave in any way that felt right during their church meetings. Explain why they were wrong to follow their own feelings and emotions.
12) Why should Christians never behave in a wild manner at church?
13) Why is it necessary to do everything in a proper way even when the Holy Spirit is very active in a church?