Church #nofilter 3.4
Pray and read
Thank God for his word and his wisdom revealed in it. Ask God to work powerfully by his Spirit that you might grow in your love and knowledge of Jesus. Read 1 Corinthians 2:1-5.
What do we learn about Paul’s ministry from his testimony here?
Why does he remind them of these things about himself and his ministry?
How do you think 1:18-2:5 provide an answer (or the beginning of the answer) to the problem of division in the Corinthian church?
Are you tempted to follow particular leaders or teachers because of their gifts? How might you cultivate an attitude which trusts in God’s power to bring change above all else?
Thank God for the teachers he’s given us at Providence, and for the gifts they exercise for our benefit. Ask God to show you where you trust in human teachers rather than God’s power, and ask him to change your heart, growing your trust in his power.