Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 10, 2013


Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
Day 62

Heavenly Father, You revealed Yourself to us as our strength, our rock, our fortress, our deliverer, our shield, our source of strength for salvation, our stronghold. We love You for Who You are and for all You mean to us. We owe our lives to You and Your tender mercies. Indeed, You are worthy of our praise and our spending time with You. Help us become more like You in all Your ways, that we might be guided and empowered by Your Holy Spirit to help those in distress. Help us to pray for one another and all those in need, we ask these things in Jesus name, Amen

Reading Assignment for today is 1 Corinthians 9- 11.

Bible Reading Plan Day 62

“If I were doing this on my own initiative, I would deserve payment. But I have no choice, for God has given me this sacred trust. What then is my pay? It is the opportunity to preach the Good News without charging anyone. That’s why I never demand my rights when I preach the Good News.” 1 Corinthians 9:17-18

1 Corinthians 9_17-18

Study Questions for 1 Corinthians 9

The Rights of an Apostle (9:1-18)

Who is Paul? (1-2) What rights did he have and yet did not exercise? (3-6) What principle is defined in verses 7-10? Why didn’t Paul exercise these right? (11-12, 15)

What does “receive their living” mean? (13-14) Does this included getting rich from the gospel? What example can we follow in preaching the gospel? (16-18)

A Self-Made Slave to Everyone (9:19-27)

Why did Paul use the term “to win the soul” instead of “saving the soul” or “bringing him to Christ”? Why did he strive so much to win as many as possible? What was his method in winning as many as possible?

What would it be like to become like a Jew? What inner struggle did Paul have to go through to become like a Jew? What would be the life style and the way of thinking of those not having the law? How could Paul become like one not having the law? What did he do to win the weak? Why was it absolutely necessary to win the weak? What was Paul’s motivation?

What do the “race”, “running” and “prize” refer to? (24) What does Paul’s exhortation mean in “Run in such a way as to get the prize”?

How is “strict training” demanded of those competing in the games? Give some illustrations of this.

In what way is strict training required for getting a crown that will last forever just as much as for a crown that will not last? What are common and different elements in winning these two different crowns?

What does it mean that Paul runs and fights with a clear aim in his spiritual life? What was the direction of Paul’s inner struggle for bearing fruits in preaching the gospel to others? Why is this struggle essential for winning the prize?

“If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1 Corinthians 10:12-13


Study Questions for 1 Corinthians 10

Warnings From Israel’s History (10:1-13)

Whose spiritual forefathers does Paul use as an example? (1-4; Exodus 14:21-22, 16:11-12, 17:6, 19:5-9) How does this equate with the Christian experience? (Jer. 31:31; Rom. 5:5, Matt. 28:19-20; Luke 22:19-20; John 6:56-58)

Who is Israel’s true leader? (2b; Gen. 49:24-25; Deut. 32:3-4, 15-18) Even though he rescued and provided for them, what happened to most? (5; Exodus 32:33-34; Num. 11:1, 14:20-24)

What can we learn not to do? (6) How can a Christian “sit down and indulge in pagan revelry”? How is sexual immorality wrong in all ages? (8) What does it mean to “test the Lord”? (9; Num. 21:4-6) When are we tempted to grumble? (10)

Why does God remind and so warns us? What does “the fulfillment of the ages has come”? What is a common misconception of some who heard the gospel, believed it, but did not act upon it? (12)

Does God test our faith as he tested the Israelite’s? (13) Why? (Luke 16:10-12) If we fail a test can we blame God? What should we do if we do fail when we are tested?

Feasts and the Lord’s Supper (10:14-22)

What remembrance given by Jesus does Paul mention? (14-17) What is Paul referring to in verse 18? An idol is not a god, however, what is a hidden truth of offering to one? (19-20)

What then are we not to do? (21) What is this actually doing? (22) How does some of our modern-day practices and acts equal the sacrifice of pagans?

The Believer’s Freedom (10:23-11:1)

What common Corinthian Christian phrase does Paul repeat and counter? (23) Whose benefit should we work for? (24) Could a selfish Christian be equal the sacrifice of pagans?

Where did some of the meat in the market place come from in their society? (25-26) What apparently was some of the Corinthian Christians concerned about? (27) If the source was made known why would it be best for them not to eat it? (28-30)

What should be our motivation? (31) Who should we keep in mind? (32) Why? (10:33-11:1)

But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way. Yet when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world. 1 Corinthians 11:31-32

1 Corinthians 11_31-32

Study Questions for 1 Corinthians 11

Propriety in Worship (11:2-16)

What kind of Bible students were the Corinthians Christians? (2) What is the organization mode in verse 3?

With what attitude should a man and a woman pray and teach the Bible? (4-5) Why do you think a woman Bible teacher should cover her head? (6-9) What does verse 10 mean?

What do you think God made man and woman dependent on each other? (11-12a) Who are both ultimately dependent on? (12b)

What happens to many man’s hair that hardly ever happens to a woman? (13-14) Whose shampoo advertising is most common, man or woman? (15) How does verse 16 show that this is a common practice of the time and not a command?

The Lord’s Supper (11:17-34)

What is a directive? (17) Should Christian meetings (worship services) be constructive?

What is one main reason there are differences in a congregation? (18-19) Why are some approved and others not approved by God? (Rom. 14:17-18; Heb. 11:4; 1 Thess. 2:4)

Why is the Passover that Jesus ate with is disciples called the Lord’s Supper? (20; Luke 22:14-15) What problems occurred during their practice of the Lord’s Supper? (21) How did those who brought food seem to treat those who did not? (22)

What did Jesus say the bread represents? (23-24) The wine represents? (25) What is a covenant and how is this a new one? Why is it important to proclaim Jesus’ death? (26)

What should our attitude be during the Lord’s Supper? (27-29) What is the result of a lack of respect during worship service and the Lord’s Supper? (30-31)

Why should we pay attention when many become sick and weak in a congregation? (32) How can we show others respect during congregational celebrations? (33-34)


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