Some people think that the message about Christ is foolish, but to us whom God has chosen, it shows God's power.
God chose mostly despised, not important, people to belong to Christ; so you should boast only about him.
God showed that my message was true by the powerful things that he did, not because I spoke in a way that would make people think highly of me.
Unbelievers do not consider that my message is wise, because I speak what God's Spirit reveals to me.
I was unable to teach you difficult concepts, because you were controlled by your self-directed nature, as evidenced by your quarreling about which leader to whom you are loyal.
Each one who teaches believers must examine what he is teaching them because God will reward him only if his teaching is valuable and long-lasting.
Stop being proud about one Christian leader or another, because we are all just working for your benefit.
It is disgusting that you prosecute fellow believers and let judges who are not believers decide your cases.
God has freed you from your former sinful behavior, so remember that he will exclude from his kingdom those who engage in all kinds of sinful behavior.
Because the Lord wants us to use our bodies in ways that please him, we must avoid all sexually immoral acts.
Married people should not deprive their spouses of sexual relations, except under special conditions.
It is all right to get married, but it is wrong to get divorced. However, you should not force an unbelieving spouse to keep living with you.
It is better to remain unmarried because married people are more concerned about pleasing their spouses than about how to please the Lord.
It is better for a man to decide that his daughter should remain unmarried than that she should get married, but either decision is all right.
Women whose husbands have died are free to get remarried, but only to believers. However, they will probably remain happier if they do not marry again.
Do not eat meat offered to idols if that would encourage other believers to eat that food contrary to their conscience.
God's servants have always had the right to receive financial help from others, but we have not insisted on that right because we want to preach the gospel without charge.
I have adopted the code of conduct of whatever group I have been among, in order to bring more people to Christ.
Our Jewish ancestors all experienced God's power, but almost all of them died in the desert because they sinned against him.
What happened to our Jewish ancestors was a warning of what will happen to us if we give in to temptation.
God will punish us if we participate in demon worship by eating food sacrificed to demons when we eat the Lord's Supper.
It is all right to eat food offered to idols, but we should not do so if it would offend those who think that it is wrong.
Women should wear a hair covering while praying or prophesying in a service, but men should not do so.
God punishes those who eat the Lord's Supper in a way that does not express the unity of his people.
A congregation needs all the abilities that God's Spirit gives to its members, but you should especially desire the ones that help others the most.
Speaking messages that come directly from God will help believers much more than speaking messages in unknown languages.
I was not worthy to become an apostle, but the Lord Jesus committed to me the message about his death and resurrection.
I plan to spend some time with you. Treat Timothy respectfully when he arrives. Apollos plans to visit you later.