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The Wisdom of God
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Contrast: The cross is foolishness to unbelievers  (-)  but it is the power of God to Christians  (+).
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-01-30 10:49:51
2014-01-31 03:43:20
Contrast: The cross is foolishness to unbelievers (-) but it is the power of God to Christians (+). This contrast is the main idea which is expressed in the rest of the passage as well as the purpose statement found in v.18. The (A)nswers to the (Q)uestions in the (S)eries i n v. 20a-20c is found in verse v. 19a-b (Ac)tion, and the manner(Mn) in which this is done is found in v. 20d. The means by which God has destroyed the wisdom and discernment of the world is by by making it foolishness in His sight. v. 20d There are two main people groups discussed in this passage and they are called different things. 1st group: Those who are perishing v. 18a wise (worldly) v.19a, 20a Discerning (worldly) v.19b scribe (worldly) v.20b debater of this age v. 20c world v. 20d, 21a Jews (perishing) 22a, 23b Greeks (perishing) 22b Gentiles (perishing) 23c Men ? 25a-b 2nd Group: Us who are being saved v. 18b those who believe 21b those who are being called (Jews and Greeks) v. 24a These two groups relate to the two prominent key words(phrases or ideas) 1st Key Words(phrases or ideas) related to the first group Folly (worldly) v. 18a, 23c wisdom, wise (worldly) v. 19a, 20a, 20d, 21a, 22b Discernment (worldly) v. 19b 2nd Key Words (phrases or ideas) related to the second group Wisdom (Godly) v.21a Folly (Godly) v. 21b Power of God v. 18b, v. 24b Weakness of God v. 25b Repeated Words or Concepts: Foolishness (Godly and Wordly) Wisdom (Godly and Wordly) God and Christ Power of God The prominent key words are wisdom and foolishness and their various forms, but they are broken into two categories or types and are very different. You can either be a fool to the world and wise to God, or wise to the world and a fool to God. Your choice puts you into group 1 (those who are perishing) or group 2 (us who are being saved). Your belonging to these groups depend on your response to the preaching of the gospel. If it is foolish to you, you will certainly perish. If it is the power and wisdom of God in your eyes you will be saved. Choose today which you will be. The preaching of Christ is both the positive comparison to the Jews demanding signs and the Greeks seeking wisdom, and the (Ac )tion(cause) that results (effect) or becomes a stumbling block to the Jews and folly to the gentiles (-) and the power and wisdom of God for those who are called both Jew and Greek (+) . I left the arc open to show both connections. This passage is all about God. He decides what is foolish and what is wise. We must conform to Him, not Him to us. He is the one who actively calls us. This is a very emotional passage in that Paul is using extreme language. It is foolish to reject Christ gospel and are perishing, but is is the power of God to those who are being saved. That is what is at stake in the preaching of the gospel. It is not a game to Paul.
10000000066444 66444 Notes 2011-01-30 10:49:51 2014-01-31 03:43:20 Contrast: The cross is foolishness to unbelievers (-) but it is the power of God to Christians (+). This contrast is the main idea which is expressed in the rest of the passage as well as the purpose statement found in v.18. The (A)nswers to the (Q)uestions in the (S)eries i n v. 20a-20c is found in verse v. 19a-b (Ac)tion, and the manner(Mn) in which this is done is found in v. 20d. The means by which God has destroyed the wisdom and discernment of the world is by by making it foolishness in His sight. v. 20d There are two main people groups discussed in this passage and they are called different things. 1st group: Those who are perishing v. 18a wise (worldly) v.19a, 20a Discerning (worldly) v.19b scribe (worldly) v.20b debater of this age v. 20c world v. 20d, 21a Jews (perishing) 22a, 23b Greeks (perishing) 22b Gentiles (perishing) 23c Men ? 25a-b 2nd Group: Us who are being saved v. 18b those who believe 21b those who are being called (Jews and Greeks) v. 24a These two groups relate to the two prominent key words(phrases or ideas) 1st Key Words(phrases or ideas) related to the first group Folly (worldly) v. 18a, 23c wisdom, wise (worldly) v. 19a, 20a, 20d, 21a, 22b Discernment (worldly) v. 19b 2nd Key Words (phrases or ideas) related to the second group Wisdom (Godly) v.21a Folly (Godly) v. 21b Power of God v. 18b, v. 24b Weakness of God v. 25b Repeated Words or Concepts: Foolishness (Godly and Wordly) Wisdom (Godly and Wordly) God and Christ Power of God The prominent key words are wisdom and foolishness and their various forms, but they are broken into two categories or types and are very different. You can either be a fool to the world and wise to God, or wise to the world and a fool to God. Your choice puts you into group 1 (those who are perishing) or group 2 (us who are being saved). Your belonging to these groups depend on your response to the preaching of the gospel. If it is foolish to you, you will certainly perish. If it is the power and wisdom of God in your eyes you will be saved. Choose today which you will be. The preaching of Christ is both the positive comparison to the Jews demanding signs and the Greeks seeking wisdom, and the (Ac )tion(cause) that results (effect) or becomes a stumbling block to the Jews and folly to the gentiles (-) and the power and wisdom of God for those who are called both Jew and Greek (+) . I left the arc open to show both connections. This passage is all about God. He decides what is foolish and what is wise. We must conform to Him, not Him to us. He is the one who actively calls us. This is a very emotional passage in that Paul is using extreme language. It is foolish to reject Christ gospel and are perishing, but is is the power of God to those who are being saved. That is what is at stake in the preaching of the gospel. It is not a game to Paul. notes
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2011-01-30 10:49:51
2011-01-30 16:31:18
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1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
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For (C) the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing(ANT) (AV) ,
but (C) to us who are being saved(ANT) (AV) it is the power of God .
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For (C) it is written, "I will destroy (FV) the wisdom of the wise ,
and (C) the discernment of the discerning I will thwart (AV) ."
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Where is the one who is wise ?
Where is the scribe ?
Where is the debater of this age?
Has not God made foolish (AV) the wisdom of the world ? (RetQ)
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For (C) since, in the wisdom of God , the world did not know (FV) God through wisdom ,
it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save (AV) those who believe .
For (C) Jews demand(AV) signs
and (C) Greeks seek(AV) wisdom ,
but (C) we preach(AV) Christ crucified ,
a stumbling block (FOS) to Jews
and (C) folly to Gentiles,
but (C) to those who are called (PV) , both Jews and Greeks ,
Christ the power of God and (C) the wisdom of God .
For (C) the foolishness of God is wiser than men ,
and(C) the weakness of God is stronger than men .
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10000000066444 66444 Arc 2011-01-30 10:49:51 2011-01-30 16:31:18 editing 1 Corinthians 1 18 1 25 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 46 NT esv esv i644379 i644380 i644360 For (C) the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing(ANT) (AV) , i644361 but (C) to us who are being saved(ANT) (AV) it is the power of God . negativepositive 2 i644381 i644382 i644383 i644362 For (C) it is written, "I will destroy (FV) the wisdom of the wise , i644363 and (C) the discernment of the discerning I will thwart (AV) ." alternative i644384 i644385 i644364 Where is the one who is wise ? i644365 Where is the scribe ? i644366 Where is the debater of this age? i644367 Has not God made foolish (AV) the wisdom of the world ? (RetQ) series actionmanner 1 i644386 i644387 i644368 For (C) since, in the wisdom of God , the world did not know (FV) God through wisdom , i644369 it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save (AV) those who believe . i644388 i644389 i644390 i644370 For (C) Jews demand(AV) signs i644371 and (C) Greeks seek(AV) wisdom , i644372 but (C) we preach(AV) Christ crucified , i644391 i644392 i644373 a stumbling block (FOS) to Jews i644374 and (C) folly to Gentiles, alternative i644393 i644375 but (C) to those who are called (PV) , both Jews and Greeks , i644376 Christ the power of God and (C) the wisdom of God . i644394 i644377 For (C) the foolishness of God is wiser than men , i644378 and(C) the weakness of God is stronger than men . ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 esv 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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