January 23, 2018
Led by: Rev. Sarah TevisTownes
Bible Study Session 3: Mysticism and Corinthians
This week’s text comes from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 2, verses 12-16. We will examine the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer, wisdom, and daily life and pay particular attention to the insights of Christian mystics like Meister Eckhart, Marguerite Porette, and others.
This is not a text that will insist that you forget all you know; however, it may invite you to expand what “knowledge” means. I look forward to continuing our “going deeper” series with you!
Bible Study Scripture:
1 Corinthians 2: 2-16
New Standard Revised Version
12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. 13 And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.
14 Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God’s Spirit, for they are foolishness to them, and they are unable to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 Those who are spiritual discern all things, and they are themselves subject to no one else’s scrutiny.
16 “For who has known the mind of God
so as to instruct God?”
But we have the mind of Christ.