Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 8, 2013

THE NEW TESTAMENT 93-DAY CHRONOLOGICAL READING PLAN – Day 60 Assignment

Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Day 60

Your laws are wonderful.
No wonder I obey them
The teaching of your word gives light,
so even the simple can understand.
I pant with expectation,
longing for your commands.
Come and show me your mercy,
as you do for all who love your name. Psalm 119:129-132

Reading Assignment for Today – 1 Corinthians 1 – 4

Bible Reading Plan Day 60

He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:8-9

Study Questions for 1 Corinthians 1

Greetings (1:1-9)

Who is the sender of this letter? How does he identify himself? Why has he been appointed this? Who was with him? (Acts 18:17)

Which congregation is called out as the recipient and how did he hear the gospel? (2a, 2:1; Acts 18:1-5, 11) How are they identified? What does this personally mean to you? Who is addressed? What does God’s grace and peace mean to you? (3)

What was Paul thankful for? (4-6) Why was it important to know that the gospel spoken to them was confirmed? What do we eagerly wait for? How can one be made and then remain blameless before that day?

Agree With One Another (1:10-17)

What problem arose in the Corinthian congregation? (10) what are some ways divisions can occur in a congregation? What does it mean to be “united in mind and thought”?

What was the source of quarrels at Corinth? (11-12) What answer to the questions in verse 13 could have avoided the quarrels?

What was Paul thankful for and why? (14-16) To Paul, what was his first priority? (17, 15:1-8; Mark 16:15-16)

Boast in the Lord (1:18-2:5)

What are two ways that people see Jesus’ crucifixion? (18-19) What two wisdom’s are there and what is the outcome of each? (20-21) How is God’s way to know him, Christ crucified, a stumbling block to miracle and/or wisdom seekers? (22-23) What do both fail to accept? (24-25)

Take a sincere look at what you were like before Christ called you considering verse 26. What are the three reasons that God chose such things according to verses 27-29? What is the final reason from our perspective? (29)

What is the only way to be in Christ Jesus? (30) Who then is Jesus to true believers? What does it mean in more detail? Can you or anyone then say that they came to know God through their own power or wisdom? (31)

What simple way can and should the gospel be preached? (2:1, 3-4a) Who is the core of the gospel? (2) Who really makes it possible for anyone to hear the gospel and why? (4b-5) Can you preach the gospel this way? (John 4:28-30, 39-42)

For,

“Who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to teach him?”
But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

Study Questions for 1 Corinthians 2

Wisdom From the Spirit (2:6-16)

Who is the Lord and glory and what wisdom did he display that is in regard to true believers future glory? (6-8) To whom has God’s secret wisdom been revealed? (9-10) How is it that we have come to know it? (11-12)

How did Paul come to know God’s secret wisdom? (13) Why even though an unbeliever is told the truth does he not understand and accept it? (14) What can true believers learn about themselves in verses 15 and 16?

It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:7-9

Study Questions for 1 Corinthians 3

Who We Follow and What We Do (3:1-15)

What stage of spiritual life were the Corinthian Christians at? (3:1) What kind of Bible study did they still need? (2) What’s a characteristic of an infant in Christ? (3-4)

Why is paying too much honor and praise to others wrong? (5) Can any man make us grow spiritually? (6-7, 9) Why then should a man be honored? How then should God’s servants expect to be rewarded? (8; Matt. 16:27)

To what is our new life of faith compared to? (10) What is the foundation that all rest and relies on? (11) What is the Christian acts we do compared to? (12)

To what day will all Christians actions be examined? (13; Eph. 6:8; Col. 3:24-25; 2 John 1:8; Rev. 11:18, 22:12)

Temples of God (3:16-23)

After talking about buildings what does Paul equate each Christian to? (16) Considering all this talk about buildings, what does verse 17 mean?

What does verse 18-19 mean to you especially considering what Paul wrote about wisdom in 1:21? How does this explain why they were arguing about following Christian leaders? (21) How does this understanding make unity in Christ paramount? (22-23)

For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. Which do you choose? Should I come with a rod to punish you, or should I come with love and a gentle spirit? 1 Corinthians 4:20-21

Study Questions for 1 Corinthians 4

What did it mean to be a servant in the Roman empire? (1) How does that equate to a proper view of self and others in Christ? Who is our master and what has he entrusted us with? (2; Matt. 25:14)

Whose judgment should matter to us? (3-4) When he judges us, what will he look at? (5) How should this mold our decisions and actions?

At the End of the Procession (4:6-13)

What does it mean “Do not go beyond what is written” and how does it apply to Bible study? How did their practice of this lead them to take pride in a man?

Why isn’t there any room to boast about yourself or anyone else? (7)

What is the common misconception about what people want, especially riches? (8a) What are true riches? (19-21) What does Paul mean by bringing up being kings? (8b, 6:2-3; Matt.19:28-30; Rev. 17:14)

Who is normally at the end of processions (parades)? Why was Paul comparing apostles to the Corinthian Christians? (10) What was the human state of the apostles? (11) Why would God allow this to happen to his loved ones?

The Kingdom of God is a Matter of Power (4:14-21)

Why was Paul warning them? (14-15) Considering the life Paul just described an apostle led, why is his exhortation to imitate him hard? How is this the same as Jesus’ life while on this world?

Who did Paul send to them and why? What does “life in Christ Jesus” tell us? How can and should we be an example to others?

What does arrogant mean? (18) How can a Christian become arrogant? How can we avoid becoming arrogant?

What did Paul say his intentions were? What did he qualify his plans with? What two things was he going to find out?

What kind of power is in the kingdom of God? (20)

What was Paul willing to do with those he not only lead to Christ, but also taught for a year? (21) Under what circumstances was Paul willing to use his authority?

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