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DISCOURSE STRUCTURE OF 1 CORINTHIANS


Chapter  Response to Oral Report        Response to Letter

 1                     Introduction (1:1-9)
    1. Church Division (1:10-4:17)
       A  Division (1:10-17)
 2       B  Wisdom (1:18-2:16)
 3     A' Division (3:1-4)
       C  Servanthood (3:5-15)
         D  Wisdom and Division (3:16-23)
 4     C' Servanthood (4:1-17)
    2. Fornication (4:18-6:20)
       Travel Plans (4:18-21)
 5     A  Fornication (5)
 6       B  Lawsuits (6:1-8)
       A' Fornication (6:9-20)
 7                                 3. Marriage (7)
                                      A  Marriage (7:1-16)
                                        B Circumcision &
                                           Slavery (7:17-24)
                                      A' Marriage (7:25-40)
                                   4. Idol Food (8:1-11:1)
 8                                    A  Idol Food (8:1-13)
 9                                      B  Rights (9:1-27)
10                                    A' Idol Food (10:1-11:1)
11  5. Head Coverings (11:2-16)
    6. The Lord's Supper (11:17-34)
                                   7. Spiritual Gifts* (12-14)
12                                    A  Spiritual Gifts (12)
13                                      B Love (13)
14                                    A' Spiritual Gifts (14)
    8. The Resurrection* (15)
15     A  The Resurrection (15:1-32)
         B  Quit Sinning (15:33-34)
       A' The Resurrection (15:35-58)
16                                 9. Contribution (16:1-4)
                                      Travel Plans (16:5-11)
                                  10. Apollos (16:12)
                       Conclusion (16:13-24)

* Discourses 7 and 8 are peak sections foreshadowed by the thanksgiving in 1:4-9.


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