A GENUINE SERVANT OF CHRIST (1 Corinthians 4:1-21)

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1 Corinthians 4:1-21
Key Verses: 4:15-16

How should believers regard Christian workers? (1) What great privilege does Paul mention? (1b; Ro 3:2) What is the most fundamental quality of a servant of God? (2; 2Ti 2:2) Why?

What three judgments does Paul mention and which one was he most concerned about? (3,4) Why should we not judge but wait until the Lord comes? (5) How did Paul apply this principle to himself and Apollos? Why? (6a)

How did Paul rebuke their sin of pride in verse 8? How did he compare their life to the life of the apostles? (9-14) Why did he write this (14)?

Read verse 15-16. What confidence did Paul have in relation to them? What does it mean to be a spiritual father? Why is this an important attribute of a servant of God? What did Paul urge them to do? Why did he send Timothy to them? (17)

What problem did Paul point out? (18) How did he say he would deal with it? (19,21) How does this reveal his father’s heart for them?