These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.

1 Corinthians 2: Mind of Christ

For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of 1 Corinthians.

Many people think Christianity is for the mindless and dull. Someone has said, "I feel like unscrewing my head and putting it underneath the pew every time I go to church." Unfortunately, this chapter has been used to support an uneducated, unthinking approach to Christianity. But this misses the point. As Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, once said: Christ doesn't destroy reason; he dethrones it.

Warming Up to God

In what area of your life do you need wisdom?

Read 1 Corinthians 2

Discovering the Word

  • Greek philosophers were often polished orators whose eloquence and wisdom dazzled their audiences. How does this contrast with Paul's preaching in Corinth (2:1-5)?
  • How is God's wisdom different from the wisdom of this age (2:6-10)?
  • Why are secret and hidden appropriate words to describe this wisdom?
  • When it comes to understanding God's wisdom, how does the person without the Spirit contrast with the spiritual person (2:14-16)?
  • Based on this passage, how would you define spiritual maturity?

Applying the Word

  • Who has been an example of spiritual maturity to you?
  • What can you do to become more spiritually mature?

Responding in Prayer

Ask that you would be given the true wisdom that comes from the Spirit.