And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 1 Corinthians 2:1-3
At one time Paul hated Christianity, as many people in the world do today. But when Jesus revealed himself and the truth to Paul he was transformed. Paul was not a weak man by any standard, but when he came face to face with Lord Jesus Christ he dropped to his knees and became his servant.
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 human wisdom, but on God’s power. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
Many will say they don’t understand God, or they don’t understand the Bible. That’s because you have not asked God for his wisdom thru the Holy Spirit. All wisdom comes from God and he comforts, teaches, and empowers us thru the Holy Spirit
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1Corinthians 2:6-8
This world is temporary and all the kingdoms and nations will fall and be ruled under the King of Kings , Jesus Christ. God has had a plan to restore this world since the book of Genesis, and he is going to carry out that plan whether you believe or not.
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him– these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 9-10
How can our human minds comprehend the awesomeness of God? He speaks planets into existence, he breathes life into dust. Don’t rely on your own wisdom to figure out God, rely on the Holy Spirit.
For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? 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. 1 Corinthians 11-12
The Holy Spirit is a gift from God, but it will only be giving to you if you ask God for it. We have free will and nothing is forced upon us, if you truly seek life and knowledge, ask God for his Holy Spirit to be poured upon you.
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 1 Corinthians 2:13
When I read books like Psalms 22 or Isaiah 55 it brings shivers down my spine. Thousands of years before Jesus even existed, his crucifixion was written about. How could David or Isaiah know any of this? The Holy Spirit
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. for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:14-16
Without the Holy Spirit The Bible seems foolish, but if you truly thirst for knowledge, if you truly want eternal life. Seek and you shall find it, knock and the door shall be opened. Ask God for his wisdom of the Holy Spirit today and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior Amen
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:25
Man always tries to outsmart God, we try cloning animals and humans, genetically modify our food, we even try to control the weather. However we need to acknowledge that God is the almighty Creator, there is only one true God and it’s him. He speaks planets into existence, he breathed life into our bodies, we can’t begin to comprehend his awesome power.
Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 1 Corinthians 1:26
The world loves to attack Christians, they love to call us naïve to believe in Creation, they love to call us weak for loving our enemies like Christ, but I would rather be wrong in my lifetime than be wrong for all eternity.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27
Many believe they can live without God, but we are all sinners and fall short of the Glory of God. Think about it the world chases after, even kills for, green paper called money. You talk about shaming the wise, instead the world should be chasing Jesus for there soul. Money won’t save your soul only Jesus Christ will.
God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. 1 Corinthians 1:28-29
Jesus is the King of Kings yet when he walked this Earth nobody even noticed him. He was so common when they came to arrest him in the Garden of Gethsemane the guards had to ask who he was twice, even though he was standing right in front of them.
God is not impressed with your ego, God is not impressed with your bank account, God is not impressed with your possessions. God looks at your heart, is he impressed with yours?
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 30-31
What are you boasting about today? Let us boast about our Lord Jesus who took the nails on the cross for your sins. Let us boast about our Heavenly Father , who had enough mercy on us to send his only begotten Son.
It’s time for us to get over ourselves, and its time to boast about Jesus Christ, The Name above all Names, The King of Kings, The Lord of Lords, in Jesus Name Amen
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
The resurrection of Jesus is the line that divides those who will live and those who will perish. The wicked with mock and laugh at this event because they don’t want it to be true. Because the fact that there is an eternity means there is accountability for your actions. There will be a tomorrow, and a next day, and a next day, I guarantee that, the choice is how do you want to live it?
For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Corinthians 1:19-20
Atheist dedicate there lives to trying to disprove God thru science. What they fail to understand is God is science, without God there would be no science, there would be nothing. When can man have the humility to admit there are things in the world beyond our comprehension? When can the clay be more intelligent than the potter?
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles 1 Corinthians 1:21-23
Many people reject Jesus because he doesn’t fit into to our idea of what the Messiah should be. Even though Jesus performed many miracles, including defeating death, its still not enough for many. What will you say to him face to face on your judgment day? What will be your excuse?
But to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24
Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world, he came to save the world. And he didn’t come just to save the Jews he came to save everyone. We are one thru Jesus Christ.
Accept The Message of the Cross and receive eternal life, the gift from God thru our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen