Showing posts from July, 2010

Upgrading the Church (Part 2)

The church can take quite a cue from Paul’s preaching, especially on how to be effective for Christ in pursuing the deep things of God. The points below discuss attributes the church must emphasis when equipping saints (inspired by I Corinthians 2:1-16). Often, the church fails to strategically mark these components of Christian living in the way Paul illustrates in this passage:

What to strive for:

v.1 – Thirst for God’s wisdom

In opening, Paul references humanly wisdom, and how one must not become reliant upon it. Knowing the difference between Godly wisdom and humanly wisdom produces freedom. Though humanly wisdom is not wrong, it still must be seen as drastically inferior to that of God. Human wisdom involves knowledge that God has already made known and can be discovered without necessarily seeking Him. Godly wisdom possesses knowledge that only He can give at an appointed time (1 Corinthians 12:8 – the Spirit provides word of wisdom and knowledge).

Key question: So how do we tap …