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October 26, 2014

The lesson on October 26, 2014 was part 6 of the “First Corinthians” study.  A discussion on wisdom started the message where when we explain something to children the usually respond with “why?”.  You can continue to answer but eventually you have to come to the end which is usually “I don’t know”.  This is where we have to admit that we don’t really know but we yield to God because that is the way He created it.  In chapter two of Corinthians, Paul was exercising judgement, which is what we as Christians should be doing!  But doesn’t the scriptures say “Judge not, lest ye be judged”?.  In reality, Christians should follow Paul in the fact that he made judgements all the time in his testimony.  He determined the level of understanding that believers had in Corinth was as babes in Christ.  Paul determines how he should witness to the believers.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 2:1-8 KJV “1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”




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From the Study: First Corinthians