1 Corinthians

yellow star Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing , but to us who are being saved it is the power of God . For it is written : “ I will destroy the wisdom of the wise ; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. ” Where is the wise man ? Where is the scholar ? Where is the philosopher of this age ? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world ? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him , God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe . ( NIV ) purple star red star yellow star green star

1 Cor 1: 18 - 21

orange star the Secret Plan of God

However , as it is written : “ No eye has seen , no ear has heard , no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him ” - but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit . The Spirit searches all things , even the deep things of God . For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him ? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God . We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God , that we may understand what God has freely given us . This is what we speak , not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit , expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words . The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God , for they are foolishness to him , and he cannot understand them , because they are spiritually discerned . ( NIV )

1 Cor 2: 9 - 14