Bible Study: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16



Define a “mature” believer. Would you consider yourself one? 1 Corinthians 14:12; Ephesians 4:13; Philippians3:15

Are “The rulers of this age” men or demonic powers? James 3:3-18

Why did the rulers of this age fail to recognize God’s wisdom?

Verse 6 implies an eternal wisdom. How would this compare to a finite wisdom?

Why or how does the wisdom of this age come to nothing?

Which one should the Christian strive for? Why?

In Verse 7, Paul speaks of “the hidden wisdom of God.” What is this hidden secret? 1 Peter 1:10-12

Has God’s secret plan now been revealed to everyone?

Why does true wisdom have to be “cross-centered?”

What point is Paul making by his quote from the Old Testament (Isaiah 64:4) in Verse 9? Isaiah 65:17: Ephesians 3:1-7; Revelation 21:1

What is Paul saying in verse 11? How does the spirit determine thoughts?

Philosophers were respected as people who could search out deep truths; in contrast, how does Paul say the truth of the Gospel is discovered? Verses 10-13 Why is this significant in its contrast?

From the references to “wisdom” in this passage, what differences do you see between human wisdom and God’s wisdom?

How does the Spirit of God instill in us the wisdom of God?

Why does God’s wisdom seem foolish to some? 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

How would you describe the “spirit” of the world? How is it opposed to the Spirit of God?

Why did Paul’s words here carry authority?

What do you think Paul means in Verse 16 when he says “we have the mind of Christ”? Is he saying that we are on the same mental level as God? Isaiah 40:13; Philippians 2:5-8

Does one have to be “spiritual” to be able to interpret spiritual things? Why or why not?

How does knowing you have the mind of Christ change your feelings about your own wisdom and actions?

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