Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Christ As God's Wisdom And Power For Correcting Divisions: 1 Corinthians 2

Theme: Christ is the wisdom of God...

1. For correcting moral problems (1-6)
     A. Divisions (1:10-4:21)

Having shown that boasting about the leadership, ceremonies, or "wisdom" of men creates divisions, chapter one presented Christ as the only wisdom which results in salvation from the penalty, power, or presence of sin. With this in mind, chapter two continues to direct believer's focus to the wisdom of God in Christ (1-5). Unsaved people are not able to understand this wisdom (indeed, it seems "foolish" to them), since God only reveals it to believer's minds through the indwelling Holy Spirit (6-16).

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