Prayer

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Gospel-Centered Bible Reading

“The word of the Cross is… the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 “We have received…the Spirit of God that we might understand” 1 Corinthians 2:12  “Then [Jesus] opened their minds that they might understand the scriptures… ’that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed’” Luke…

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Stay Humble & Thankful

“…we have received the Spirit…that we may know the things freely given us by God.” 1 Corinthians 2:12 I want to continue to show how this should lead us in our daily lives as worshipers of Jesus. 1) The things the Holy Spirit reveals are, specifically, the gospel–namely, who Jesus is and what He has accomplished for us; and how these things should…

Anticipate & Ask for Illumination

“…Jesus Christ and Him crucified…these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2: 2 & 10 We are completely dependent on the Holy Spirit for understanding and believing the truth of God’s word and gospel. This should make us humble and excited at the same time; humble because we need Him; excited because He delights to reveal these…

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Who Knows?

“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. 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.” 1 Corinthians 2:11-12 Who Knows?…

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Overwhelming Power

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.” 1 Corinthians 2:2-3 When Paul chose to disregard everything he knew and only focus on the truth of what Jesus did, he writes that he was weak, fearful, and trembling. Thinking about the incredible…

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Single-Mindedness

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2 Paul was a pretty knowledgeable guy: Before his conversion, he was a Jew with a passion for the Old Testament Bible and God’s law. He knew more about God’s commandments and the history of Israel than most people in his time or even now. But…