Mysterious Marvelings at Corinth (3 of 21) by Donald Cantrell

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Mysterious Marvelings at Corinth (3 of 21)
Series: 1 Corinthians
Donald Cantrell
1 Corinthians 2:1-16

I - The Man and his Ministry (1 - 5)
II - The Mystery of his Message (6 - 10)
III - The Marvel of his Manifestations (11 - 14)
IV - The Mandate of his Ministry (15 - 16)

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Theme: ''Paul discusses his ministry and the need for true wisdom''

In our sermon today we are going to marvelous mysteries concerning wisdom and its higher plane of learning. The wisdom of man is futile when it comes to understanding the things of God, but the wisdom of God far surpasses the highest wisdom that man can achieve.

Paul will tell us about his intent and his empowerment as a minister of the gospel. Then we will discuss wisdom and its mystery and its might. This message will end with Paul showing us the contrast between Christians and the lost and how to keep the proper perspective of Jesus Christ in our lives. It is onething for us to achieve the proper contrast between the saved and the lost and altogether more understanding Jesus.

Wisdom and Humor

An angel appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, the Lord will reward him with his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom or beauty. Without hesitating, the dean selects infinite wisdom.

''Done!'' says the angel, and disappears in a cloud of smoke and a bolt of lightning. Now, all heads turn toward the dean, who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light. At length, one of his colleagues whispers, ''Say something.''

The dean looks at them and says, ''I should have taken the money.''

Automaker Henry Ford asked electrical genius Charlie Steinmetz to build the generators for his factory. One day the generators ground to a halt, and the repairmen couldn't find the problem. So Ford called Steinmetz, who tinkered with the machines for a few hours and then threw the switch. The generato ...

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