“The Wisdom of the Cross and the Mind of Christ”
1 Corinthians 2:1-16
“Believing” doesn’t imply that Christ-followers just trust the Bible and stop thinking. In fact, one has to ignore a lot of evidence for the spiritual world to not believe.
- Greek Philosophy: “Man is the measure of all things”.
- Arrives at truth by human reasoning and argument.
- Relies on lofty speech.
- Trusts in “science”.
- Uses circular reasoning.
- Biblical Wisdom: The cross is the measure of all things.
- The mature speak God’s secret wisdom (6-9)
- The Holy Spirit reveals truth to us (10-12)
- Spiritual people discern all things (13-15)
- The mind of Christ belongs to the whole church. (16)
The cross is the greatest proof of a just and loving Almighty God that men will ever see.
Questions for small group discussion:
- What’s your favorite silly TV commercial?
- Do you ever question what you read in the Bible or simply accept scripture as true?
- Why do you think Paul decided to focus on “Jesus Christ and him crucified” when he planted the church in Corinth?
- What do you consider to be a wise person? Does this chapter in scripture change or alter your opinion?
- If a “natural person” cannot accept spiritual ideas, how does that change how we talk to people who don’t know God?
- What will you do this week to have the mind of Christ?