ReFlective Questions for 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

ReFlective Questions for 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Here is a series of reflective questions based on the sermon “The Folly and Wisdom of God” from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31:

1. In what ways have you seen the message of the cross as “folly” or “foolishness” to the world around you? How can you respond with wisdom and grace?

2. The sermon highlights that “true wisdom comes from God, and human intellect is insufficient without divine revelation.” How does this truth challenge our tendency to rely on our own understanding? What areas of your life require greater dependence on God’s wisdom?

3. Reflect on the social and economic status of the Corinthian believers. Why do you think God often chooses the “lowly and despised” to accomplish His purposes? How can this perspective shape the way you view others in the church and community?

4. The sermon states that “our worth and identity are found in who we are in Christ.” How does this truth liberate you from the need for worldly achievements or recognition? What steps can you take to more fully live out your identity in Christ?

5. Consider the ways that Christ is our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. How does meditating on these aspects of Christ’s work impact your daily life and perspective?

6. In what areas of your life are you tempted to “boast” in your own wisdom, strength, or accomplishments? How can you cultivate a heart that boasts only in the Lord?

7. Reflect on the example of humility and obedience set by Jesus. What practical steps can you take to follow His example more closely, even in the face of suffering or sacrifice?

8. How can you more fully rely on the indwelling Holy Spirit for wisdom, guidance, and strength in your daily life? What practices or habits can you develop to be more attentive to the Spirit’s leading?

9. In what ways can you more actively engage with the community of believers, seeking encouragement, accountability, and opportunities to build up others in their faith?

10. After studying this passage, what specific areas of your life or character do you sense the Lord calling you to change or address? How can you respond in obedience and trust in His transforming power?