So we normally don’t go THAT deep in a message, and we strive to be clear rather than deep. This week we realized we needed to go deep in order to be clear. To that end, we want to make sure we didn’t just glaze over details and other information during the message this weekend.
Below are all the notes from Marc’s message:
-Paul starts the Corinthian church around 50 AD.
-According to Acts 18 24-26 Apollos a believer in Jesus, but lacks foundational teachings and theology speaks in Ephesus. Some of the early church leaders Priscilla and Aquila teach Apollos more theology. Eventually, Apollos wants to head toward Corinth area.
The order in which Luke refers to Aquila and Priscilla is crucial here. When we first meet this married couple they are referred to as Aquila and his wife Priscilla (Acts 18:1). That is the only time they are referred to in that order in the Bible. It appears that Priscilla is just as important or more important to Paul’s ministry as Aquila.
53-56 AD Paul stays in Ephesus during that time the Corinthian church seems to be imploding. Paul writes a series of 4 letters to address the internal issues.
-Paul writes his 1st of four letters (not 1 Corinthians) to this church during these years. He references this letter in 1 Corinthians 5:9.
-The Corinthian church sends a delegation of people from Chloe’s house church to get clarification on other issues in the church. Paul writes the 2nd letter and sends it back to this group of people from Chloe’s house church. (see 1 Corinthians 1:11) This is the letter we refer to as 1 Corinthians.
At some point, Paul writes the 3rd letter and sends it to Titus. Paul refers to this letter as a sorrowful letter. It appears that he regrets writing this letter according to (2 Corinthians 7).
He seems to be concerned for Titus and travels to Corinth through Macedonia. Titus and Paul cross paths in Macedonia. Titus gives Paul a report on the status of the Corinthian church, and Paul ends up writing his fourth letter, 2 Corinthians. Paul sends Titus and Timothy back to Corinth (2 Corinthians 8:17-18).
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