As Paul makes clear in 1 Cor 15:20-28, Jesus' resurrection is the first stage in history moving toward its ultimate goal.
He had given instruction about this collection to the Corinthians earlier in 1 Cor 16:1-4 and indicated its importance by urging comparisons with the Macedonians in 2 Corinthians 8-9.
Paul had seen the Lord and so was an apostle (1 Cor 9:1).
"I became for all people all things, in order that I might rescue at least some." (34) Paul's freedom in "life style" is determined by his evangelistic goal, "gaining them," or "rescuing at least some" (both terms occur in 1 Cor 9:19-22).
Paul introduces the "body of Christ" metaphor, which we find earlier in Greek and Roman philosophy as a metaphor for the state, the "body politic," to describe the Christian community (1 Cor 10:17, 11:27-32, 12:27; Rom 12:3-8).
(39) Women lead public worship, praying and prophesying as leaders of the community (1 Cor 11:2-16); Paul assumes that they do, while giving the conditions under which they may lead in worship.
His earliest letter is addressed to the Thessalonians from Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy (1 Thess 1:1), while he lists Sosthenes in 1 Cor 1:1 and Timothy in 2 Cor 1:1 and Phil 1:1 as co-senders of those letters.
(52) We know that Prisca and Aquila hosted house churches in Ephesus (1 Cor 16:19) and Rome (Rom 16:3-5), while Nympha hosted one in Laodicea (Col 4:15) and Philemon one in Colossae (Philemon 2).