Summary: 3 of 4. Paul demonstrated/confirmed the Spirit’s power thru his manner of witness to the church at Corinth. How/When is a Christian’s power source confirmed/demonstrated? 6 demonstrations of one’s power source.
DEMONSTRATING YOUR POWER SOURCE-III—1Corinthians 2:1-16
A husband stepped on one of those dime scales that tell you your fortune & weight & dropped in a coin. It spat out a card & he says, “Listen to this honey,” he said confidently to his wife, showing her a small, white card. “It says I'm energetic, bright, resourceful & a great person.”
"Yeah," his wife nodded, "& it has your weight wrong, too."
The husband’s Power Source was flawed!
The Power Source of the one who trusts in Christ is NEVER flawed!
Paul demonstrated/confirmed the Spirit’s power thru his manner of witness to the church at Corinth.
Christians demonstrate/confirm their power source.
How/When is a Christian’s power source confirmed/demonstrated?
5 confirmations/demonstration of one’s power source.
We found earlier this month that
My power source is demonstrated/confirmed when I...
1. FORGO The SHOW(:1)
2. FOCUS KNOWLEDGE(:2)
3. ENABLE INABILITY(:3) Sense/Feel
4. INTEGRATE REVELATION(:4)
5. SEGREGATE FAITH(:5)
6. ACCESS MATURITY(:6a)
7. ACCESS DEFINITIVE(God’s) WISDOM(:6b-9)
8—My power source is demonstrated/confirmed when I...
ACCESS God’s HEART(:10-11)
Explanation:(:10-11) God’s Heart/Revelation
:10—“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”
No man has conceived of the things of God apart from God’s manifold revelation. It is only “through His Spirit” that we encounter & hold to God’s revelation.
This is true because “the Spirit” Himself is the one who actively “searches” & knows every aspect of God’s person, even God’s “depths.”
These things are now revealed.
God has revealed them. He revealed them through the Spirit.
Apart from the Spirit of God, these things are still hidden.
The Spirit searches all things.
The Spirit searches the depths of God. He is able to determine God’s wisdom(Duh!) hidden from man.
If we maintain that we have the Spirit present within, then we have access to the depths of God for the Spirit can reveal them to us.
We have the potential to know all that God wants us to know simply because the Spirit of God lives within us & speaks with us!
“Revealed”—apokaluptw—1) To uncover, lay open what has been veiled or covered up—1a) Disclose, make bare; 2) To make known, make manifest, disclose what before was unknown. Apokaluptw is an internal disclosure, to the thinking believer, & abiding. The apokaluptw or "unveiling" precedes & produces the fanerow or "manifestation"; the former looks toward the object revealed, the latter toward the persons to whom the revelation is made. Strong—To take off the cover, i.e. Disclose.
“Spirit”2X(See :4, 11)—pneuma—
“Searches”—eraunaw—1) To search, examine into. Strong—apparently from erew[to utter, i.e. speak or say] (through the idea of inquiry); To seek, i.e. figuratively--To investigate. Used 6X.