1 Corinthians 1:




20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?


What is the wisdom of the world? How do we see Jesus’ answer to this?


Matthew 20:

25 But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.

26 “It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,

27 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;

28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to server, and to give His life a ransom for many.”


29 that no man should boast before God.

30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,

31 that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”



Acts 3:

1-10 (healing)

11-16 (self-denial)



Acts 3:22-4:1-2

3-4 (persecution from rulers)



Acts 13:



Acts 14:

8-10 (healing)

11-18 (self-denial)

19-22 (persecution from rulers)