Q: Who was this wild man?
A: John the Baptist was God’s appointed witness to prepare people for the Messiah by proclaiming the identity of Jesus.
Read 1 Peter 1:16–21.
What stands out to you in this passage related to telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
Read 1 Corinthians 1:18–25.
What did Paul say is the power of God and his first priority when he preached (vss. 18, 23–24)?
How do “those who are called” respond to what Paul preached (vs. 24)?
How do unbelievers respond to his message?
What do you believe? What are you demanding or seeking?
Read 1 Corinthians 1:26–31.
Why did God choose the weak, the foolish in this world, the lowly, and the despised to become his children?
God has made Jesus to be what for us?
Who do you boast in—Christ or yourself? Why is this important?
Read 1 Corinthians 2:1–5.
How does Paul’s description of himself in these verses encourage you about telling others about Christ?
What did Paul want believers’ faith to rest in?
Read 1 Corinthians 2:6–16.
How do you react to the message of verses 9–10?
How are we able to understand the things of God?
What does the Holy Spirit enable believers to do?