1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NASB
1 And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, 4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
- Why does Paul highlight that he avoided superiority of speech and wisdom? What do we value in our culture in public speakers? What idols of the heart are these attached to? (v. 1)
- What does Paul say in verse 2 was his primary aim? Why do we so quickly walk away from this central focus and look for newer, better things?
- What is the danger of being drawn to the message because of the eloquence or wisdom of the speaker? How do we end up trusting the messenger instead of the message of Christ?