Small Group Questions: Wisdom

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Icebreaker:
Do you have a favourite piece of “wisdom” or sage advice?
ie. Never refuse a breath mint….
Share with the group

Read:
Have one of the group read 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Discuss:
Have one of the group read Proverbs 3:13-18
List the benefits of wisdom according to Solomon.

Read Luke 11:31
Who is even wiser than Solomon?

Rod shared one of his big mistakes, in 1 Corinthians 2:1-3 Paul shared how he had made serious mistakes and he was afraid of doing it again.
Share one of your big mistakes, and what you learned from it.
Share as a group how to guard against future mistakes.

Have one of the group read 1 Corinthians 2:6-8.
Are the rulers of this age really coming to nothing?
Consider leaders who terrorised parts of the world like Kaiser Wilhelm II, Hitler, Mussolini, Togo, Hoxha, Milosovic, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Soviet Communists and how they came to nothing.
Do you have the faith to believe that ISIS is coming to nothing?
Can terrorist Islam be brought to nothing?
What else is included in ‘the rulers of this age’, and ‘the wisdom of this age’?

Activity
Read 1 Corinthians 2:10-14 in several translations to try and get a handle on it.
Divide into groups of two or three and write it in your own words.
Share these with the group.

Have one of the group read verses 9, 15 and 16.
What glorious promises are there for us?
How can we discern God’s perspective on the issues of life, as verse 15 describes, in other words, how do we get the mind of Christ?

Prayer
Pray for each other: pray for an understanding of God’s wisdom. Pray that each person grows in their understanding and reflection of the mind of Christ.

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