New Testament In a Year: August 18 – 1 Corinthians 2

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1 Corinthians 2
(1-5) Proclaiming Christ Crucified
When Paul preached the Gospel, he did not try to impress people by using lofty words or high-sounding speech. He spoke simply because he did not want people to focus on his style, but only on Christ and Him crucified. While preaching the Gospel, Paul admits he feels weakness, fear, and trembling, but he preached anyway. He was relying on the power and Spirit of God to save people, and not his own wisdom.

(6-16) Wisdom from the Spirit
Those who do not believe in Christ, do not accept the things of the Spirit of God because they find it to be folly. They are not able to understand the things of the Spirit of God because they lack spiritual discernment. Only those who have the mind of Christ, can interpret spiritual truths and understand and accept the wisdom of the Spirit of God.

Favorite verse: (9) But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

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