September 13, 2020

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

“My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power, so that your faith might not be based on men’s wisdom but on God’s power.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

Come to our Sunday Outdoor Worship Service OR Listen to Rev. Solomona’s sermon from today’s 10AM Sunday Worship Livestream on our Facebook Page, Reflect on the Text Notes and Life Notes below.

NOTE: Life Group meetings resume Monday, 09/14 at 7:30PM.

Sermon Main Idea: Faith in God comes from the power of God.

Text Notes:

  • Paul’s ministry mission (v.1-4)
    • To preach Christ and Him crucified (1-2)
      • What are some things we usually preach instead of Christ?
      • Why is preaching/hearing Christ and Him crucified so important?
    • To rely on the Holy Spirit (3-4)
      • What are some struggles we have in trusting the Spirit’s leading?
      • How do we get out of the way of the Spirit in our own lives to let Him have His way?
  • Paul’s ministry vision (v.5)
    • For believers to have faith in God’s power
      • What are the downsides of drawing people to God through human wisdom?

Life Notes: Trust God’s Power to do God’s Work.

  • What would trusting God’s power look like in your life?
  • How does a fired up faith prepare you to serve God?

Prayer: Almighty Lord, Your power is unmatched. There is none like You. Thank You for the power You exhibited on the Cross for my sake, and the wondrous ways You continue to work in my life by Your Holy Spirit. I pray for the strength to follow Your Will, for I am in need of You for all things. As I serve You Lord, help me to rely on You more each day. Grow my dependence on You, Father, that Your glory would be made known in my life. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN.

Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Acts 28:1-16; 1 Samuel 4-5; Psalm 52