1 Corinthians 2:6-7 -- We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

1 Corinthians 4 Commentary of the Bible

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The Accountability of the Preacher  ( 1 Corinthians 4 )  Conference Session

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This message was given by Ray at the 1st Congress on the Bible in San Diego.

Stewards of the Mysteries of God  ( 1 Corinthians 4:1-7 )  Daily Devotion

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:1-2

The True Minister  ( 1 Corinthians 4:1-7 )  Sunday Message

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We will be looking at the first seven verses of First Corinthians 4 this morning, the passage that defines for us the true view of a minister of Christ. There are many stereotypes abroad today as to what a minister is. It would be interesting to me to know what flashed through your mind when I said those words, "a minister of Christ."

Complacency  ( 1 Corinthians 4:8-21 )  Daily Devotion

Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! You have begun to reign — and that without us! How I wish that you really had begun to reign so that we also might reign with you! 1 Corinthians 4:8

A Father in Action  ( 1 Corinthians 4:8-21 )  Sunday Message

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In this section of First Corinthians, the apostle is going to be dealing with the problem of a complacent church, that is, a church filled with complacent Christians. That was also the problem we read about in Revelation 3 of the church of Laodicea, a church that was saying, "We are rich; we are filled; we have everything." But the Lord is saying, "You do not know what you are like. You are deceiving yourselves," (Revelation 3:17). This is the ancient problem of spiritual lukewarmness, of being neither cold nor hot, of being nauseating, in between.