'1 Corinthians' Tagged Posts

'1 Corinthians' Tagged Posts

Morning Devotional, 22 July 2024

Introduction to the Series of Devotionals: Embracing God’s Wisdom Welcome to this five-day series of devotionals designed to deepen your understanding and application of God’s wisdom in your daily life. Rooted in the teachings of 1 Corinthians 2:6-16, each day will focus on a key aspect of spiritual growth, discernment, and Christ-like living. In a world that often values worldly wisdom and human reasoning, we are called to seek and embrace the wisdom that comes from God. This wisdom is…

Morning Devotionals, 19 July 2024

Day 5: The Foundation of Our Faith (1 Corinthians 2:5) Scripture: “so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:5 ESV) Reflection: In this final verse of our passage, Paul reveals the ultimate purpose behind his approach to preaching: to ensure that the Corinthians’ faith would be grounded in the power of God rather than in human wisdom. Paul understood that a faith based on human intellect or…

Morning Devotional, 18 July 2024

Day 4: The Power of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:4) Scripture: “and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,” (1 Corinthians 2:4 ESV) Reflection: In this verse, Paul emphasizes that the effectiveness of his preaching was not due to his own eloquence or wisdom, but to the power of the Holy Spirit. He deliberately avoided relying on “plausible words of wisdom” so that his listeners…

Morning Devotional, 17 July 2024

Day 3: Embracing Our Weakness (1 Corinthians 2:3) Scripture: “And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,” (1 Corinthians 2:3 ESV) Reflection: In this verse, Paul openly acknowledges his weaknesses and fears. Unlike the confident and persuasive orators of his day, Paul admits that he approached his ministry in Corinth with “weakness and in fear and much trembling.” This confession is a powerful reminder that true strength in ministry comes from a humble dependence on…

Morning Devotional, 16 July 2024

Day 2: The Central Message of Christ Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2) Scripture: “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2 ESV) Reflection: Paul’s statement in this verse underscores the central focus of his ministry: Jesus Christ and Him crucified. In a world filled with diverse philosophies, religious practices, and various sources of wisdom, Paul chose to center his message on the crucifixion of Jesus. This decision was intentional and powerful, highlighting…

Morning Devotional, 15 July 2024

Introduction to the Devotional Series: Faith Founded on the Power of God  Welcome to this five-day devotional series based on 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. In these devotionals, we will explore the profound truths found in Paul’s approach to preaching and the foundations of our faith. The Apostle Paul, writing to the church in Corinth, offers us timeless wisdom on how to ground our faith not in human wisdom but in the unshakable power of God.  In the bustling, cosmopolitan city of…

Reflective Questions on the Sermon: Faith Founded on the Power of God, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Reflective Questions on the Sermon: Faith Founded on the Power of God 1. The Simplicity of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 2:1) 2. The Central Message of Christ Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2) 3. Embracing Our Weakness (1 Corinthians 2:3) 4. The Power of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:4) 5. The Foundation of Our Faith (1 Corinthians 2:5) General Reflection: Use these questions for personal reflection or discuss them in small groups to deepen your understanding and application of the sermon.…

Morning Devotional, 12 July 2024

Friday – Empowered by Christ “Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:24) As we conclude this week’s journey through the profound truths of 1 Corinthians 1, we are reminded that our ability to live out the paradoxical wisdom of the cross finds its source in Christ alone. He is the embodiment of God’s power and wisdom, and it is through our union with Him that we are empowered to reject the folly of…

Morning Devotional, 11 July 2024

Thursday – Boasting in the Lord “So that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’” (1 Corinthians 1:31) In a world that relentlessly promotes self-aggrandizement and the pursuit of personal glory, the message of the cross stands in stark contrast. It calls us to a radically different perspective – one that rejects the allure of boasting in our own accomplishments and instead directs all praise and honor to God alone. The temptation to boast…

Morning Devotional, 10 July 2024

Wednesday – Transformed by the Gospel “And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” (1 Corinthians 1:30) The gospel is not merely a set of facts to be believed; it is the very power of God that transforms lives from the inside out. It is a message that defies human logic and wisdom, yet it carries within it the ability to radically reshape our hearts, minds, and…

Morning Devotional, 09 July 2024

Tuesday – God’s Upside-Down Kingdom “For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.” (1 Corinthians 1:26) In the kingdom of God, the values and standards that society upholds are turned upside down. The world prizes wisdom, power, and noble birth – traits that confer status, influence, and authority. Yet, as Paul reminds the Corinthian believers, their calling was not based on these worldly…