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1 Corinthians 2

February 12, 2010

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

14 thoughts on “1 Corinthians 2”

  1. Alison C

    2:4-5

    My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.

    WOW!

  2. Alison C

    2:4-5

    My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.

    WOW!

  3. v.3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.

    I wonder if this had anything to do with his "thorn in the flesh" (2 Corinthians 12:7)?

  4. v.3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.

    I wonder if this had anything to do with his "thorn in the flesh" (2 Corinthians 12:7)?

  5. v.13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words

    Paul explains the difference between human wisdom and the wisdom that comes from the Spirit. It requires us to be discerning. We are often quick to go along with human wisdom without checking in with God for His insight into a situation.

  6. v.13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words

    Paul explains the difference between human wisdom and the wisdom that comes from the Spirit. It requires us to be discerning. We are often quick to go along with human wisdom without checking in with God for His insight into a situation.

  7. v.9-10 What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived these things God has prepared for those who love him for God revealed them to us by his Spirit.

    God wants to reveal his plans, and purposes to us by his Spirit

  8. v.9-10 What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived these things God has prepared for those who love him for God revealed them to us by his Spirit.

    God wants to reveal his plans, and purposes to us by his Spirit

  9. v.11-12 In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

    I find it amazing that because we have God's Spirit we can know God's thoughts and because we have God's Spirit in us we have the mind of Christ (v.16).

  10. v.11-12 In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

    I find it amazing that because we have God's Spirit we can know God's thoughts and because we have God's Spirit in us we have the mind of Christ (v.16).

  11. v.5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

    This verse comes out this way in the Message: "your life of fatih is a response to God's power not to some fancy mental or emotional footwork by me or anyone else."

  12. v.5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

    This verse comes out this way in the Message: "your life of fatih is a response to God's power not to some fancy mental or emotional footwork by me or anyone else."

  13. v.14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

    (From Constable’s commentary)"Deaf men are unable to judge music contests; blind men cannot enjoy beautiful scenery, and the unsaved are incompetent to judge spiritual things, a most important practical truth."

  14. v.14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

    (From Constable’s commentary)"Deaf men are unable to judge music contests; blind men cannot enjoy beautiful scenery, and the unsaved are incompetent to judge spiritual things, a most important practical truth."

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