1 Corinthians Chapter 1
A salutation and thanksgiving 1-9. Exhortation to brotherly love, and reproof for divisions 10-16. The doctrine of a crucified Savior, as advancing the glory of God 17-25, and humbling the creature before him 26-31.
1 Corinthians Chapter 2
The plain manner in which the apostle preached Christ crucified 1-5. The wisdom contained in this doctrine 6-9. It cannot be duly known but by the Holy Spirit 10-16.
1 Corinthians Chapter 3
The Corinthians reproved for their contentions 1-4. The true servants of Christ can do nothing without him 5-9. He is the only foundation, and every one should take heed what he builds thereon 10-15. The churches of Christ ought to be kept pure, and to be humble 16,17. And they should not glory in men, because ministers and all things else are theirs through Christ 18-23.
1 Corinthians Chapter 4
The true character of gospel ministers 1-6. Cautions against despising the apostle. 7-13. He claims their regard as their spiritual father in Christ, and shows his concern for them 14-21.
1 Corinthians Chapter 5
The apostle blames the Corinthians for connivance at an incestuous person 1-8.
1 Corinthians Chapter 6
Cautions against going to law in heathen courts 1-8. Sins which, if lived and died in, shut out from the kingdom of God 9-11. Our bodies, which are the members of Christ, and temples of the Holy Ghost, must not be defiled 12-20.
1 Corinthians Chapter 7
The apostle answers several questions about marriage 1-9. Married Christians should not seek to part from their unbelieving consorts 10-16. Persons, in any fixed station, should usually abide in that 17-24. It was most desirable, on account of the then perilous days, for people to sit loose to this world 25-35. Great prudence be used in marriage; it should be only in the Lord 36-40.
1 Corinthians Chapter 8
The danger of having a high conceit of knowledge 1-6. The mischief of offending weak brethren 7-13.
1 Corinthians Chapter 9
The apostle shows his authority, and asserts his right to be maintained 1-14. He waved this part of his Christian liberty, for the good of others 15-23. He did all this, with care and diligence, in view of an unfading crown 24-27.
1 Corinthians Chapter 10
The great privileges, and yet terrible overthrow of the Israelites in the wilderness 1-5.
Cautions against all idolatrous, and other sinful practices 6-14. The partaking in idolatry cannot exist with having communion with Christ 15-22. All we do to be to the glory of God, and without offence 31-33.
1 Corinthians Chapter 11
The apostle, after an exhortation to follow him 1, corrects some abuses 2-16. Also contentions, divisions, and disorderly celebrations of the Lord’s supper 17-22. He reminds them of the nature and design of its institution 23-26. And directs how to attend upon it in a due manner 27-34.
1 Corinthians Chapter 12
The variety of use of spiritual gifts are shown 1-11. In the human body every member has its place and use 12-26. This is applied to the church of Christ 27-30. And there is something more excellent than spiritual gifts 31.
1 Corinthians Chapter 13
The necessity and advantage of the grace of love 1-3. Its excellence represented by its properties and effects 4-7; and by its abiding, and its superiority 8-13.
1 Corinthians Chapter 14
Prophecy preferred to the gift of tongues 1-5. The unprofitableness of speaking in unknown languages 6-14. Exhortations to worship that can be understood 15-25.
Disorders from vain display of gifts 26-33; and from women speaking in the church 34-40.
1 Corinthians Chapter 15
The apostle proves the resurrection of Christ from the dead 1-11. Those answered who deny the resurrection of the body 12-19. The resurrection of believers to eternal life 20-34.
Objections against it answered 35-50. The mystery of the change that will be made on those living at Christ’s second coming 51-54. The believer’s triumph over death and the grave, An exhortation to diligence 55-58.
1 Corinthians Chapter 16
A collection for the poor at Jerusalem 1-9. Timothy and Apollos commended 10-12.
Exhortation to watchfulness in faith and love 13-18. Christian salutations 19-24.