I. Concerning Schisms, and preservation of unity: chapters 1-4: in which are:
1. An introduction, and dehortation from schism: chapter 1:1-12.
2. Reasons for avoiding schism:
a. That by them Christ is divided, we are not baptized into a man; because he did not preach Christ in the wisdom of words:
α. Lest the cross of Christ made of no effect: chapter 1:13-31.
β. Because the wisdom of God is above all capacity: chapter 2.
b. That schisms are an indication of carnal men; God alone blesses, not men; the foundation is one: chapter 3.
c. That men are the ministers of God, in whom alone there is to be glorying, etc.: chapter 4.
II. Concerning Scandals: chapters 5, 6.
1. With respect to the tolerated incestuous man: chapter 5.
2. With respect to public lawsuits, and impurity of life: chapter 6.
III. Concerning virginity and celibacy: chapter 7.
IV. Concerning things sacrificed to idols, the dress of those prophesying, the Lord’s Supper: chapters 8-11.
1. Concerning things sacrificed to idols: chapters 8-10: in which:
a. He teaches that those eatings things sacrificed to idols sin against charity: chapter 8.
b. By his own example he urges moderation of liberty: chapter 9.
c. He shows that the eating of things sacrificed to idols fosters the danger of idolatry: chapter 10.
2. Concerning the dress of men and women prophesying: chapter 11:1-16.
3. Concerning the Lord’s Supper: chapter 11:17-34.
V. Concerning Spiritual Gifts: chapters 12-14: in which:
1. He shows their author, variety, and use: chapter 12.
2. He asserts the excellence of charity directing the gifts unto edification: chapter 13.
3. He commends the gift of prophecy in a known tongue: chapter 14.
VI. Concerning the resurrection of the dead: chapter 15.
VII. The Epilogue of the Epistle: chapter 16.