1. To whom were some of the Corinthian Christians going with their disputes and cases? 1 Corinthians 6:1,6.
2. How did Paul feel about this practice? 1 Corinthians 6:4-6.
3. What two facts showed that Christians are qualified to judge disputes between brethren? 1 Corinthians 6:2,3.
4. What effect would it have on unbelievers’ attitude toward Christ if brethren displayed their fights before them? Romans 2:24; compare 2 Peter 2:2; 1 Timothy 6:1; Titus 2:5; Philippians 2:14,15; Matthew 5:16; John 17:20,21.
5. How serious is it when we do something to cause another person to sin, or to not follow the Lord? Luke 17:1,2.
6. If believers have a dispute, to whom are they to go for judgment? 1 Corinthians 6:1,5.
7. It would be better to do what, then to bring shame on the Lord by going to court with disputes between Christians? 1 Corinthians 6:7.
8. Describe the procedure Jesus commanded the offended party to follow when sinned against by a brother. Matthew 18:15-17.
9. Name ten types of unrighteous people mentioned by Paul who will not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.
10. What had happened to some such people? 1 Corinthians 6:11.
11. What was Paul determined not to do? 1 Corinthians 6:12.
12. Does the satisfaction of our earthly appetites have any eternal value? 1 Corinthians 6:13.
13. Why would it be wrong for a Christian to unite his body to a prostitute? 1 Corinthians 6:15,19.
14. How is immorality different from other sins? 1 Corinthians 6:18.
15. What is the only way to successfully avoid immorality? 1 Corinthians 6:18; compare Genesis 39:7-12.
16. Strictly from the standpoint of God’s service and the troubles then coming on Christians, what was Paul’s ideal desire for a Christian concerning marriage? 1 Corinthians 7:1,7,8.
17. What problem made it necessary that most people marry? 1 Corinthians 7:2.
18. What obligation is each marriage partner to pay to his mate? 1 Corinthians 7:3-5.
19. What exception was made and for how long? 1 Corinthians 7:5.
20. What advice was given to the unmarried and widows, and with what exception? 1 Corinthians 7:8,9.
21. What gift is necessary in order for a person to remain unmarried? 1 Corinthians 7:7-9.
22. What command did Paul give those who are married? 1 Corinthians 7:10,11.
23. If there is a separation or divorce in spite of this, because of the severity of the problems in the marriage, what are the couple commanded to do? 1 Corinthians 7:11.
24. Does God continue to recognize the covenant obligations of the first marriage even when a person has divorced his mate and married another? Malachi 2:13-16; Matthew 19:9.
25. Where one partner is an unbeliever, is the believer to try to terminate the marriage? 1 Corinthians 7:12,13.
26. What is the effect of the believer on his unbelieving partner and the children in a mixed marriage? 1 Corinthians 7:14.
27. If the unbelieving partner decides to break the marriage, what does Paul say of the believer? 1 Corinthians 7:15.
28. What general principle did Paul lay down concerning marriage and other social conditions when a person was called by the gospel to become a Christian? 1 Corinthians 7:17-24.
29. Paul’s advice to single people not to marry was occasioned partly by what condition existing at that time? 1 Corinthians 7:25-27, 31.
30. In the light of this, were married people to dissolve their marriages and become single? 1 Corinthians 7:27.
31. If people felt that they must marry, was getting married a sin? 1 Corinthians 7:28,36.
32. What was beginning to happen to the stable social and business life that Christians had had in the past, and where, therefore, were the Christians to center their interests and values? 1 Corinthians 7:26,29-31.
33. What advantage does a single person have in the service of God? 1 Corinthians 7:32-35.
34. Can you think of any advantages of being married, as far as God’s service goes? 1 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Timothy 3:4,5.
35. What did Paul tell a father about giving his daughter to a man in marriage? 1 Corinthians 7:36-38 (other than RSV or NIV).
36. What was the restriction on whom a widow could marry? 1 Corinthians 7:39.
37. Apart from those already married when converted, is it God’s will for a Christian to marry an unbeliever? 1 Corinthians 7:39; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Genesis 24:3,4; 28:1; Deuteronomy 7:3,4.
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