Jun. 05, 2022
2 Corinthians 1:12-14
“Not to Brag…”
1. What are we boasting in?
A. Not in God's presence
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
B. Not in Leaders
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
C. Not in Our Good Works
D. Without humility…
E. Boasting was the Corinthian Downfall
1 Corinthians 4:7-13
2. The Substance of Paul’s Boast (vs. 12, 13)
A. The Testimony of conscience
B. That We behaved
D. Godly sincerity (God given holiness)
2 Corinthians 2:17
E. Not Earthly wisdom
F. The Grace of God
2 Corinthians 1:15
3. Full Understanding (v. 14)
A. Partial Understanding- They need more
B. Boasting on the Day of the Lord Jesus
1 Corinthians 3:10-15
1. What have you boasted about in life? How does it compare to Paul’s boasting?
2. Who from your life could you see boasting on the day of Jesus Christ and who will boast of you on that day?
Follow up in the Word through the Week
Read: 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
As you live your life in the presence of God every day, what do these verses tell you about boasting?
Read: 1 Corinthians 3:21-23
At what times in your life have you boasted in teachers or preachers, and it has come back to cause problems? How can we keep this from happening from 1 Corinthians 3?
Read: 1 Corinthians 4:7-13
How does Paul contrast himself with the Corinthians? What is Paul trying to get across in these verses especially as you return to 1 Corinthians 1:29-31?
Read: 2 Corinthians 2:17
What word does Paul use to describe people who are not being sincere in their teaching? What value does sincerity have for you?
Read: James 1:5-8
When is the last time you asked God for wisdom? Do you rely on God for wisdom or is your own more important?
Read: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
As Paul talks about building the church (the people), how does he describe the test of the building materials? Would you or your church survive such a test?