160: Corinthian Crises (New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 34)

“Keep the Ordinances, As I Delivered Them”

The Corinthian church was rife with problems–division, debate, lawsuits, immorality, and trying to outperform each other with spiritual gifts. Paul argues that in the end, all you need is love.


Heather
and Brian join the class.

Class Member Reading: 1 Corinthians 11 – 16

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You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).

Timeline

00:00  Introduction
 
01:25 Potential bonus episodes
 
Sunday School
 
02:34 Issues in the Corinthian community
 
04:55 Review the reading
 
05:11 1 Corinthians 11
 
09:14 Commentary on 1st Corinthians 11
 
22:50 1 Corinthians 12
 
29:48 1 Corinthians 13
 
33:21 1 Corinthians 14
 
41:09 1 Corinthians 15
 
50:54 1 Corinthians 16
 
54:44 Additional scripture chain
 
01:00:53 Men and women; distinguishing cultural norms from gospel principles
 
01:03:22 Men, women, and the temple
 
01:04:14 Charity
 
01:05:03 Differing spiritual gifts and status
 
Scripture Study
 
01:05:58 What did Paul mean by “ordinances”
 
01:06:49 Paul’s letters in context
 
Study Notes
 
01:08:10 Verses out of context
 
01:10:34 Priesthood ordinances down the rabbit hole
 
01:13:06 Men, women, and the temple II (veils)
 
01:14:55 Spiritual gifts then and now
 
01:16:46 Discussion
 

Resources

Episode 42 on Spiritual Gifts
Episode 49 on the Kingdoms of Glory
TED talk on Self-Transcendence; Jonathan Haidt’s scientific explanation of the “Body of Christ” metaphor

“Authority on her head” Time and Seasons post by Julie Smith on this difficult passage
“When the Temple Hurts”, a respectful series by Feminist Mormon Housewives for those who seek to understand why the temple is hard for some women

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