1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians

Taught by Paul Gardner

The 1 Corinthians course features biblical scholar Paul Gardner and covers each passage in Paul's letter, interpreted in the light of its original setting, with a view to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical context.

Course Details

  • 37 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 10.5 hours of video

  • Advanced

  • 1 Corinthians

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Course Description

In 1 Corinthians online course, New Testament scholar Paul Gardner explores the book passage-by-passage. This letter to the Corinthians has been employed through generations of the church's teaching on matters as diverse as marriage and singleness, sexual conduct and immorality, idolatry, use of spiritual gifts, the last things, the wisdom of the world and its impact on the church, pride, problems between the wealthy and the poor, church unity, and many other subjects.

The 1 Corinthians provides interpretive insights into the background and meaning of the text and discusses how the message fits within the book itself and within broader biblical-theological context. Learners will discover applications for today and see 1 Corinthians through new eyes.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Greater familiarity with and appreciation for the oft-quoted letter to the Corinthians
  • Insight into issues such as marriage and singleness, sexual conduct, idolatry, spiritual gifts, last things, wisdom, pride, socio-economic status, church unity, and more
  • A deeper understanding of how to apply the theology of 1 Corinthians to your own life today
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Paul Gardner

Ph.D., Cambridge University

Paul Gardner has taught for seven years at Oak Hill College in London and has served as a senior pastor in both England and America. Now retired to the UK, he travels widely, teaching in Africa and South America. He is author of many books and articles, including commentaries on Ephesians, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude, Revelation, and 1 Corinthians in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

  • 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

  • 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

  • 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

  • 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

  • 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

  • 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

  • 1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5

  • 1 Corinthians 4:6-21

  • 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

  • 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

  • 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

  • 1 Corinthians 7:1-9

  • 1 Corinthians 7:10-16

  • 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

  • 1 Corinthians 7:25-40

  • 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

  • 1 Corinthians 9:1-27

  • 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

  • 1 Corinthians 10:14-22

  • 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1

  • 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

  • 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

  • 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

  • 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

  • 1 Corinthians 14:1-25

  • 1 Corinthians 14:26-40

  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

  • 1 Corinthians 15:12-19

  • 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

  • 1 Corinthians 15:29-34

  • 1 Corinthians 15:35-49

  • 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

  • 1 Corinthians 16:1-24

  • Theology of 1 Corinthians


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