Introduction

Jan 30, 2022    Andy Matzke
Theme of the Book: Secret and Hidden Wisdom of God

Key verses: 1 Corinthians 2:6–8 6 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. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Main Theological Point: The gospel requires followers of Jesus to mature in purity and unity.



1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Called by God’s Will



Established by God’s Son (Set apart) vv. 1–3

3 tenses of sanctification:

(1) A believer is sanctified (e.g., Heb. 2:11).

(2) A believer is being sanctified (e.g., 2 Cor. 7:1).

(3) A believer will be sanctified (e.g., 1 Thess. 3:13).



Enhanced by God’s grace v. 4



Enriched by God’s word v. 5-6



Experiencing God’s faithfulness and fellowship vv. 8–9



Application: