Understanding What Matters (1 Corinthians 2:6-16)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, September 8, 2019
Part of the Experiencing His Faithfulness series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

1 Corinthians 2:6–16 (Listen)

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,

  “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
    nor the heart of man imagined,
  what God has prepared for those who love him”—

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.


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Experiencing His Faithfulness
Understanding What Matters
I Corinthians 2:6-16
September 8, 2019

What matters most in your life?

If I grasp His goodness, I’ll understand His greatness -
If I comprehend His love, I’ll understand Eternity -
If I understand His faithfulness, I’ll understand my purpose -

If I access His wisdom, I’ll understand His glory -

“Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;” — I Corinthians 2:6

“but just as it is written, ‘Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which has not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.’” — I Corinthians 2:9

“For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.” - I Corinthians 2:16

I. What He reveals to us - v. 6-8
A. Wisdom not humanly acquired -
B. Godly wisdom is supernaturally revealed -
C. Proof connected to the Cross -

II. What He plans for us - v. 9
A. Incomprehensible blessings reserved for us -
B. Perfect plans prepared for us -

III. What He searches for - v. 10-13
A. Power of our intimate connection -
B. Significance of His revelation -
C. Lessons we learn from Him -

IV. What He thinks of us - v. 14-16
He chooses to enlighten our eyes to experience Him -

“as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.” — I John 2:27

Do you see what matters?

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