What universal truth is God communicating in this passage?

Unlocking the Scriptures Project: Application Template


Chapter Ten:

Instructions: Using the instructions in chapter 10 as a guide, develop application principles from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. Be sure that your work is connected to and based on your work in the previous two Unlocking the Scriptures project assignments. There ought to be a connection between your application principles and your work in observation and interpretation.


  1. Identify the Universal Truth:


What universal truth is God communicating in this passage? Your content here should answer the question, “What is the one thing the whole thing is saying?” This does not need to be a full paragraph. Rather, it should be no more than 2-3 well-written sentences.

Identify Specific Points of Application:


How will you apply this universal truth to the four relationships of life? Your answer here should begin with one of the items listed under the various relationships (with God, with yourself, with others, with Satan) addressed in chapter 10. Be sure that your explanation is both detailed and specific. An explanation that is two-to-three sentences in length is never sufficient at this academic level.


  1. Relationship with __:


A ____ to _____





Relationship with __


A(n) ___ to _




Relationship with _


A(n) ____ to ___




Relationship with ___


A(n) ___ to ____.



Identify A Verse for Contemplation:


What verse from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 should be my focus of meditation and memorization? Explain why this verse is the most suitable verse for contemplation from this passage.

Identify How You Will Practice What You Have Learned:


What will you do this week to apply these principles to your life? Based on your study of 1 Corinthians 1:18-23, write five concrete actions or attitudes you can work on this week. These actions or attitudes need to be specific to this passage and should not be so general that they fit with any number of Bible passages. Thus, you should avoid making general statements like “I will pray more” or “I will study the Bible for ½ hour every day this week.” Further, be sure to state how these five concrete actions or attitudes you will work on this week are specifically connected to 1 Corinthians 1:18-23.