Sharing Christ with Humility
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Teaching Points : Note that the construction of this is similar to the previous section.
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Teaching Points : Note that the construction of this is similar to the previous section. Paul emphasizes human (his own) weakness against the strength and sufficiency of God. (v. 1-2). Then, he does it again (3-4). Finally, he ends by giving the reason for this: that is be about God, not himself (5) (v. 5) Paul's purpose in sharing the Gospel was not to point people to himself or to human wisdom, but to the power of God. (v. 1-4) To this end, he decided ahead of time to set aside his extensive eduction and natural intelligence in deference to Christ and the Cross. Though he had been a powerful and feared man, he became weak and vulnerable in order to shine light on the power and fearsomeness of God and His Spirit. Application Point : When we share the Gospel it must never in a way that leads people to look to us or to human wisdom. Everything from entertainment to philosophy to business to psychology has influenced the way we do church, preach, witness and even build relationships. But these things have a danger that Paul worked hard to overcome: They tend to point to the presenter and/or his skill set rather than to the power of God. (NOTE: This isn't to rule out education or skill development. Rather, it is to stress the dangers that come if we let those tools manipulate us and others, rather than using them to show others where the real power lies.)
10000000028831 28831 Notes 2010-03-08 18:45:19 2010-03-13 14:12:05 Teaching Points : Note that the construction of this is similar to the previous section. Paul emphasizes human (his own) weakness against the strength and sufficiency of God. (v. 1-2). Then, he does it again (3-4). Finally, he ends by giving the reason for this: that is be about God, not himself (5) (v. 5) Paul's purpose in sharing the Gospel was not to point people to himself or to human wisdom, but to the power of God. (v. 1-4) To this end, he decided ahead of time to set aside his extensive eduction and natural intelligence in deference to Christ and the Cross. Though he had been a powerful and feared man, he became weak and vulnerable in order to shine light on the power and fearsomeness of God and His Spirit. Application Point : When we share the Gospel it must never in a way that leads people to look to us or to human wisdom. Everything from entertainment to philosophy to business to psychology has influenced the way we do church, preach, witness and even build relationships. But these things have a danger that Paul worked hard to overcome: They tend to point to the presenter and/or his skill set rather than to the power of God. (NOTE: This isn't to rule out education or skill development. Rather, it is to stress the dangers that come if we let those tools manipulate us and others, rather than using them to show others where the real power lies.) notes
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Κἀγὼ ἐλθὼν πρὸς ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί,
And I, when I came to you, brothers,
ἦλθον οὐ καθ’ ὑπεροχὴν λόγου ἢ σοφίας καταγγέλλων ὑμῖν τὸ μαρτύριον τοῦ θεοῦ.
did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.
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οὐ γὰρ ἔκρινά εἰδέναι τι ἐν ὑμῖν εἰ μὴ Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν καὶ τοῦτον ἐσταυρωμένον.
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
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κἀγὼ ἐν ἀσθενείᾳ καὶ ἐν φόβῳ καὶ ἐν τρόμῳ πολλῷ ἐγενόμην πρὸς ὑμᾶς,
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,
καὶ ὁ λόγος μου καὶ τὸ κήρυγμά μου οὐκ ἐν πειθοῖς σοφίας λόγοις
and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom,
ἀλλ’ ἐν ἀποδείξει πνεύματος καὶ δυνάμεως,
but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
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ἵνα ἡ πίστις ὑμῶν μὴ ᾖ ἐν σοφίᾳ ἀνθρώπων
that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men
ἀλλ’ ἐν δυνάμει θεοῦ.
but in the power of God.
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10000000028831 28831 Arc 2010-03-08 18:45:19 2010-03-13 14:12:05 editing 1 Corinthians 2 1 2 5 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 46 NT tisch esv i476528 i476529 i476530 i476531 i476520 Κἀγὼ ἐλθὼν πρὸς ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, And I, when I came to you, brothers, i476521 ἦλθον οὐ καθ’ ὑπεροχὴν λόγου ἢ σοφίας καταγγέλλων ὑμῖν τὸ μαρτύριον τοῦ θεοῦ. did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. temporal 1 1 i476522 οὐ γὰρ ἔκρινά εἰδέναι τι ἐν ὑμῖν εἰ μὴ Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν καὶ τοῦτον ἐσταυρωμένον. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. ground 1 i476532 i476523 κἀγὼ ἐν ἀσθενείᾳ καὶ ἐν φόβῳ καὶ ἐν τρόμῳ πολλῷ ἐγενόμην πρὸς ὑμᾶς, And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, i476533 i476524 καὶ ὁ λόγος μου καὶ τὸ κήρυγμά μου οὐκ ἐν πειθοῖς σοφίας λόγοις and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, i476525 ἀλλ’ ἐν ἀποδείξει πνεύματος καὶ δυνάμεως, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 series i476534 i476526 ἵνα ἡ πίστις ὑμῶν μὴ ᾖ ἐν σοφίᾳ ἀνθρώπων that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men i476527 ἀλλ’ ἐν δυνάμει θεοῦ. but in the power of God. negativepositive 2 actionpurpose 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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