17 April, 2024

April 7 | Discovery Questions

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Question for Group Discussion based on Mark Scott’s Bible lesson for April 7, 2024

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1. Talk about a time you received advice that at first seemed foolish to you, only to discover later that it contained a great deal of wisdom. 

Ask two people to read aloud 1 Corinthians 1:18—2:7, one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions. Then ask a third person to briefly summarize the passage. 

2. In what ways can we rely on God’s wisdom (especially when it seems strange or foolish to us) rather than our own?

  • Share about a situation in your life where you need to trust in God’s wisdom and understanding instead of your own? 

3. Why do you think some people regard the preaching of the gospel as foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18-21)?

  • What adjustments might we make in presenting the gospel to others that would be less likely to come across to them as foolish? 

4. Why particularly would Christ’s resurrection be seen as a “stumbling block” or “foolishness” to some people (v. 23)? 

5. How does understanding that God chose those considered foolish and weak by the world affect how we view ourselves and our own achievements (vv. 26-29)? 

  • What is one area of your life where you can give credit to God for any accomplishments you’ve made, reminding yourself of the humility he desires? 

6. In what way does Jesus Christ “become for us wisdom from God” (v. 30)? 

  • What does this say about the part Christ plays and the part we play in living wisely? 

7. Paul wrote, “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). How can we live by this principle today? 

8. In what ways do you think Paul taught and preached “with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power” (v. 4)? 

  • How can our lives demonstrate the power of the Spirit today? 

9. How would you explain the difference between the wisdom of this age and the wisdom of God? 

  • In what ways can we seek God’s wisdom instead of relying on the world’s wisdom? 

10. Based on our study and discussion, complete the sentence: “I will . . .” 

For Next Week: Read and reflect on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 27-31. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts and the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.   

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