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A Natural Handout

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ARE YOU A “NATURAL?”

1 Cor. 2:1-16

INTRODUCTION:

1.    Paul identified the _______ of ______ as a cause of problems with the Corinthian congregation.

2.    Paul was _________ to preach Christ.

3.    “Preaching Christ” involves preaching the __________ man, and rejecting the __________ man (vv. 14-16).

DISCUSSION:  THE MERCY OF GOD OUGHT TO CAUSE US TO “TUNE IN” WITH REGARDS TO –

I.     ____________  _______________.

      1.   A natural man shows little or no _____________.

      2.   A spiritual man _________ certain behavior.

II.    ___________________.

      1.   The natural man _________ upon his own ________.

      2.   The spiritual man first and ­­­­___________ sees his ____________ (Lk. 18:9-14; Eph. 2:8).

III.   _________________.

      1.   The natural man doesn’t _______ for or ___________ it (cf. Mt. 18:23-35).

      2.   The spiritual man sees forgiveness as a __________ of strength (Eph. 4:31-32; Col. 3:12-13).

IV.  _________________ OTHERS.

      1.   The natural man thinks the idea will be ____________ to his position (cf. Lk. 14:16-21; 12:16-21).

      2.   The spiritual man understands that being __________ is not the greatest __________!

      3.   The natural man serves self and __________ glory in this life.  The spiritual man realizes he is merely a ___________ of God who can _________ merit God’s grace.

CONCLUSION:  The words of the Spirit of God are directed at you and for you.  How is your reception?

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