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1 Corinthians 3

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Verse 1

1 Corinthians 3:1

CARNALITY - v.3

Verse 3

1 Corinthians 3:3

Carnal -- Causing strife in the church.

Which had you rather be -- the soldier who put the spear in the side of Jesus or one who causes division in the church?

v.4 Following men is to be carnally minded.

Verse 4

1 Corinthians 3:4

see v.3 - Following men is to be carnally minded.

Verse 6

1 Corinthians 3:6

v.6-8 God’s field

v.9-15 God’s building

v.16-ff God’s temple

Verse 11

1 Corinthians 3:11

Foundation -- Matthew 16:18

Verse 13

1 Corinthians 3:13

New converts are like blocks being tried by fire. Some will stand, and some will not.

Verse 14

1 Corinthians 3:14

Reward -- Daniel 12:3; Matthew 16:27; 1 Corinthians 3:6, 1 Corinthians 3:9, 1 Corinthians 3:12-15.

Verse 16

1 Corinthians 3:16

Ye -- plural. The Church. Lesson: Don’t destroy the church, don’t divide it!

(cf. 1 Corinthians 6:19, where Paul speaks of the individual’s body as the temple of the Holy Spirit.)

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 3". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/1-corinthians-3.html. 2021.