A Short Study on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
First, read 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and then spend some time working through the following questions.
Define “the gospel.”
What are the essential parts of the gospel message?
How do the Corinthians (and all believers) need to relate to this gospel message, and why (vs 2)?
When Paul says “in accordance with the Scriptures,” he is referring to the Old Testament (vs 3-4). What are some Old Testament texts that reflect or teach the truth of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection?
In what sense was Paul the least of the apostles (vs 8)? Were his teachings or writings less authoritative than those of other apostles? Did the other apostles approve of the gospel that Paul preached (see Galatians 1:11-24)
How did Paul’s life demonstrate the supremacy of God’s grace (vs 9-10)
Why does Paul continuously come back to the gospel even with men and women who are already “believers” and how does this speak to our need to do the same as 21st century Christians?
- The Good Book Guide to 1 Corinthians by Mark Dever
- 1 Corinthians, A Twelve Week Study by J.I. Packer
- For Everyone Bible Guides by N.T. Wright
- Bible Questions of 1st Corinthians by David E. Pratte