1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 Study Guide

Ice-Breaker Question

What’s the best, wisest piece of advice you ever received?

Reflection Questions

  1. How do you distinguish true wisdom from lies and counterfeits? Compare your answer with Proverbs 3:7-8 and James 1:5.
  2. Why is the message of the cross foolishness to “those who are perishing”?
  3. What is the wisdom of the world?
  4. Why does Paul point out that most of the Corinthians weren’t powerful, wise, or influential? What’s the importance of this? What truth can you glean from this for your own life?
  5. What does it look like to walk in the wisdom and power of God daily?

Memory Verse

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”—1 Corinthians 1:18 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

Pray and ask the Lord to reveal His wisdom to you and expose any counterfeits you may be holding on to.

Pray for those who are perishing to see the wisdom of the cross, that they would come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

This Week

Write out your testimony and share it with someone.

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.