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1 CORINTHIANS
1 Corinthians 1:4-9
I thank God for you and for all the spiritual abilities that he has given you.
1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Stop dividing into groups in your congregations on the basis of which Christian leader you favor.
1 Corinthians 1:18-19
The message about Christ dying on the cross is the means of saving us who believe it.
1 Corinthians 1:20-25
Some people think that the message about Christ is foolish, but to us whom God has chosen, it shows God's power.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
God chose mostly despised, not important, people to belong to Christ; so you should boast only about him.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
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.
1 Corinthians 2:6-16
Unbelievers do not consider that my message is wise, because I speak what God's Spirit reveals to me.
1 Corinthians 3:1-4
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.
1 Corinthians 3:5-9a
I preached the gospel to you first, and Apollos followed, but we are both serving God equally.
1 Corinthians 3:9b-15
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.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
God will destroy anyone who destroys the unity of a congregation.
1 Corinthians 3:18-23
Stop being proud about one Christian leader or another, because we are all just working for your benefit.
1 Corinthians 4:1-7
Stop judging your leaders' value; do not be proud of one and despise another.
1 Corinthians 4:8-13
It is disgusting that you are so proud of your spiritual gifts and that you despise us apostles.
1 Corinthians 4:14-17
Imitate the way in which I serve Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:18-21
I hope you will change your thinking, so I do not have to punish you when I come there.
1 Corinthians 5:1-5
You should expel the man in your congregation who has acted so immorally.
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Make sure that no one in your congregation is acting immorally or maliciously or wickedly.
1 Corinthians 5:9-13
Expel wicked people from your congregation.
1 Corinthians 6:1-6
It is disgusting that you prosecute fellow believers and let judges who are not believers decide your cases.
1 Corinthians 6:7-11
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.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Because the Lord wants us to use our bodies in ways that please him, we must avoid all sexually immoral acts.
1 Corinthians 7:1-7
Married people should not deprive their spouses of sexual relations, except under special conditions.
1 Corinthians 7:8-16
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.
1 Corinthians 7:17-24
In general, each person should remain in the status that he had before he became a believer.
1 Corinthians 7:25-28
It is not sinful to get married, but married people will have a lot of problems.
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
We believers should not devote our time to the affairs of this life.
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
It is better to remain unmarried because married people are more concerned about pleasing their spouses than about how to please the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:36-38
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.
1 Corinthians 7:39-40
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.
1 Corinthians 8:1-3
We should not be proud about knowing the truth about idols.
1 Corinthians 8:4-6
There are many idols that people think are gods, but there is only one true God.
1 Corinthians 8:7-13
Do not eat meat offered to idols if that would encourage other believers to eat that food contrary to their conscience.
1 Corinthians 9:1-2
As your apostle I am free to do anything that God allows me to do.
1 Corinthians 9:3-7
Barnabas and I have the same right to receive financial support that the other apostles have.
1 Corinthians 9:8-18
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.
1 Corinthians 9:19-27
I have adopted the code of conduct of whatever group I have been among, in order to bring more people to Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:1-5
Our Jewish ancestors all experienced God's power, but almost all of them died in the desert because they sinned against him.
1 Corinthians 10:6-13
What happened to our Jewish ancestors was a warning of what will happen to us if we give in to temptation.
1 Corinthians 10:14-22
God will punish us if we participate in demon worship by eating food sacrificed to demons when we eat the Lord's Supper.
1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
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.
1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Women should wear a hair covering while praying or prophesying in a service, but men should not do so.
1 Corinthians 11:17-22
THEME When you gather to eat the Lord's Supper, you act selfishly. I cannot praise you for that.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The Lord gave us instructions about the significance of the Lord's Supper.
1 Corinthians 11:27-34
God punishes those who eat the Lord's Supper in a way that does not express the unity of his people.
1 Corinthians 12:1-3
It is only God's Spirit who enables people to say that Jesus is Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
God's Spirit gives believers special abilities as he desires.
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
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.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
We should use the abilities that God's Spirit has given us in ways that show that we love others.
1 Corinthians 14:1-25
Speaking messages that come directly from God will help believers much more than speaking messages in unknown languages.
1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Believers should all be prepared to participate in an orderly way during worship services.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
I was not worthy to become an apostle, but the Lord Jesus committed to me the message about his death and resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:12-34
Christ has truly risen from the dead, and he will some day raise all believers.
1 Corinthians 15:35-58
In heaven we will have glorious indestructible bodies.
1 Corinthians 16:1-4
You should set aside funds each week for the offering to be sent to believers in Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 16:5-12
I plan to spend some time with you. Treat Timothy respectfully when he arrives. Apollos plans to visit you later.
1 Corinthians 16:13-24
I give you my final instructions, greetings from others, and my final blessings.