VI. Outline

VI. Outline

  1. Letter Opening (1:1-9)
    1. Prescript (1:1-3)
    2. Thanksgiving (1:4-9)
  2. Abandon Your Arrogance (1:10-4:21)
    1. Appeal for Unity (1:10-17)
    2. The Gospel (1:18-2:5)
    3. The Problem (2:6-3:4)
    4. The Solution (3:5-4:17)
    5. Transition: Preparation for Paul's Visit (4:18-21)
  3. Attention to Problems (5:1-16:12)
    1. Immorality: Incest (5:1-13)
    2. Lawsuits (6:1-8)
    3. Transition: The Unrighteous (6:9-11)
    4. Immorality: Prostitution (6:12-20)
    5. Sex, Marriage, and Celibacy (7:1-40)
    6. Food Sacrificed to Idols (8:1-11:1)
    7. Worship (11:2-14:40)
      1. Men and women in church (11:2-16)
      2. Abuse of the Lord's Supper (11:17-34)
      3. Other directions (11:34b)
      4. Spiritual gifts (12:1-14:40)
        1. Spiritual gifts (12:1-31)
        2. Love: The more excellent way (13:1-13)
          1. The necessity of love (13:1-3)
          2. The activity of love (13:4-7)
          3. The eternity of love (13:8-13)
        3. Comparison of tongues and prophecy (14:1-40)
          1. The criterion of intelligibility (14:1-25)
          2. The criterion of order (14:26-40)
    8. The Future Resurrection of the Dead (15:1-58)
      1. The message of the Resurrection (15:1-11)
      2. The fact of the Resurrection (15:12-34)
      3. The mode of the Resurrection (15:35-58)
    9. Travel Plans (16:1-12)
  4. Closing (16:13-24)