1 Corinthians 2

Author

Scott Dixon

SCRIPTURE

1 Corinthians 2

OBSERVATIONS

· Paul speaks to the Corinth Church in simple language so the Corinthians with little faith would hear God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus' resurrection, removing focus from a clever man speaking to God's truth.
· Verse 3 - I came to you weak and afraid. I was trembling. Paul humbled himself to admit he had weakness and fear to further support that he was powerless and the words he spoke could only be done through the Holy Spirit.
· Paul then changes his language for those who have accepted Jesus as their savior and teaches about God wisdom which is different than mans.
· God's secrete wisdom which was planned before the beginning of time is revealed for us to have eternal life through Jesus.
· God shows his plan by the Holy Spirit. Knowing God's spirit will lead us to recognize God so we can understand his plan to save people by the crucifixion of Jesus.
· No one can know another person's thoughts except God.
· A person without the Holy Spirit cannot understand God's truth and those who have the Holy Spirit.
· We can never know the mind of God but we can be Christ minded with a humble spirit who becomes obedient and a servant of God.

APPLICATION

Paul teaches us simple language can reach a non believer and sometimes we can speak in extreme intellectual terms to show off our knowledge and not allow the verbalization of the Holy Spirit. We must always tell the gospel of Jesus Christ's resurrection and our father's great love for us. Don't be baffled by those who do not understand the Holy Spirit and God's truth but instead become Christ minded to show how a relationship with God will provide true wisdom.

Prayer:

God help me to be a humble Christ minded man who's true desire is to allow you to speak through with the Holy Spirit's words and not my own. May I cease every opportunity to tell of Jesus' resurrection and God's yearning to have a deep relationship with each one of us. Please direct me away from my boastful and sinful ways, truly giving you all the glory. Amen.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Jim Asselin wrote:
Thank you Scott,
- by the Spirit's power, the spiritually mature will hear His message and understand spiritual truths and spiritual words - this really directs me on how I should live my life. Always speaking spiritual truths like a fishnet, throwing it out to see who God had prepared to get caught in it, to respond to it, maybe even agonize over it. I have had better seasons than others living this way, but it has always produced fruit, many times as people have responded and I have celebrated with God, but also simply celebrating with God when the response is limited - just knowing we are walking together inspirit, and that His purpose is being done, and that He is pleased is enough.

Fri, March 27, 2015 @ 8:05 AM

2. Rob Schulze wrote:
Scott - "May I cease every opportunity to tell of Jesus' resurrection and God's yearning to have a deep relationship with each one of us".... AMEN... Lord, may I declare again my hope in your resurrection this week as we celebrate the good news of Easter.

Jim - "Always speaking spiritual truths like a fishnet, throwing it out to see who God had prepared to get caught in it, to respond to it, maybe even agonize over it".... AMEN... Lord, help me to speak spiritual truths this week!

Mon, March 30, 2015 @ 6:53 AM

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