Passage Teaching Overview (modified largely from Simeon Trust materials)
Text: 1 Corinthians 5 Name: Phil Martin
INSTRUCTIONS: You will have about 5 minutes to present on the text. Walk us through the questions describing how you would teach the text. Please provide a copy of this worksheet with your answers for the others in the group.
1. How does the main theme (or melodic line) of the entire book inform the meaning of your specific text? [How does this passage contribute toward the main thrust(s) of the whole book?]
Quarreling and Questions Answered. This passages addresses an issue that had come to Paul’s attention and fit in the context of chapters 4-6.
2. What is the broader context of your text? How does this context inform the meaning of your specific text? [Review the paragraph before and after this passage. Think about the lesson before and after yours. How does your lesson transition between them?]
Paul ends four with a warning of a coming visit to correct being “puffed up” and continues in six with more quarrels that were going to court and emphasizes purity in the Kingdom of God and the temple of the Holy Spirit.
3. What is the structure of your passage? [Consider grammar, repetition, key terms, comparison and contrast, alternation in who is speaking, transitions in imagery, parallelism, verbs, commands. etc. What is the structure of your Biblical text?]
I. The Situation— It is actually reported… 1-2
A. The Error
B. The Attitude
II. The Instructions— I have already… 3-5
A. Paul’s Judgment
B. The Corinthian’s Duty
III. The Rational— For indeed Christ… 6-8
A. Sin Spreads
B. The Passover and Purity
IV. The Clarification— Yet I certainly did not mean… 9-13
A. Don’t Avoid the World
B. Do Avoid the Sinning Brother
C. Judge Those Inside, Not Those Outside
4. What emphasis does the structure reveal? [The author’s intent—not our historical, emotional, cultural, personal or denominational need—is the key. –Utley What does the context and structure of this passage emphasize. (Note questions three in “Going Beyond.”) ]
The Church is to maintain purity by expelling the “sinning brother.”
5. How does your text relate to the Gospel? [Christ and the Gospel are central themes of the Bible. Where do we see Christ taught or alluded to in this passage?]
“Christ, our Passover without blemish, has shed his blood to purify for Himself a holy temple.”
6. How do hope people to think and act differently when this lesson sinks in? [Your primary applications should be informed primarily by the main theme of the book and the structural emphasis of your text]
They should appreciate the importance of and pursue purity in the Church at large and in their own lives.
1. What areas of systematic theology are taught or alluded to in this passage?
The Bible (Bibliology) God (Theology Proper) The Lord Jesus Christ (Christology) Man (Anthropology)
Salvation / Sanctification (Soteriology) The Church (Ecclesiology) Satan (Angelology) Future Things (eschatology)
2. Are there parallel passages, NT allusions to the OT, or important cross references for this passage?
v. 3-5, 12-13: Expelling sinners – (5.13b, 17.7)
- De 17.7ff; for breaching the covenant
- 13:12-18; 12:1-7, 12-13; 21.18-21; as a warning to the people
- De. 19.16-20; so it will go well
v. 7: Purging leaven – Ex 12.14-20; De 16.3-8
vv. 9-11 Sins – misc. in De.
Parallel passages that speak to church discipline Mathew 18.15-17; 1 Timothy1.20
“The rest of the story” in 2 Corinthians 2.3-11
3. What are the concepts or doctrines that you would be tempted to unnaturally or disproportionally insert into this lesson?
- Specifics of the sexual sin (Lev 18.6-8) and Corinthian culture.
- Describing and cross referencing the specific list of sins at the end of the chapter.
- Explaining the Feast of Unleavened Bread and its Jewish background.
- Mechanics and examples of church discipline.
4. What homework or questions would you like everybody to think about the week before you teach?
- What should be our primary concern in lawsuits and disagreements with brothers?
- Who is and is not going to Heaven?
- What are implications of our body being the Temple of the Holy Spirit?