Real Wisdom (1 Corinthians 3:18-23) 4/24/19

REAL WISDOM

1 Corinthians 3:18-23

I. WORLDLY WISDOM (vs. 18-19)

    a. How does a person deceive himself? _______________________________________________________

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    b. What are some examples of worldly wisdom? _______________________________________________

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    c. How does God describe the wisdom of this world? _____________________________________________

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II. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF WORLDLY WISDOM (vs. 20-21)

    a. What has worldly wisdom achieved that God takes note of? _____________________________________

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    b. Men hear the spoken and written expressions of what is considered wisdom. Where does this spring from

    and why is it significant that God knows the thoughts of the wise? __________________________________

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    c. What does it mean to boast in men? ________________________________________________________

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    d. What do the wise have that you (in Christ) do not? ____________________________________________

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III. THE COMPLETENESS OF GODLY WISDOM (vs. 22-23)

    a. Why does Paul list the names of Paul, Apollos and Cephas in verse 22 as something that the Corinthian

    believers have? ___________________________________________________________________________

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    b. What do we miss out on by being in Christ? __________________________________________________

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    c. The connection listed in verse 23 expresses ownership. What significance do you see this chain? _______

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IV. Application: Real wisdom is eternal wisdom. The world and its wisdom are passing away. The wisdom that

is of value in this world has its source in God. The valuable medical wisdom that helps heal…where does it come

from? _____________________________________________________________________________________

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