The Spiritual Person | 1 Corinthians 2:15-16

dove-153116_640The spiritual person is able to think about and live in light of both natural and spiritual things, but does not perform according to natural criteria.

15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Discussion Starters

  1. Take some time to catch up with one another.
  2. Read 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4 together. Then read 2:15-16 again since those are the verses we’re focusing on.
  3. What clues can you find in the first four chapters of 1 Corinthians that might help us understand what he means in verse 15? In other words, based on this section of the book, what does it mean to “judge all things” and “to be judged by no one?”
  4. What are the contrasts between the natural and spiritual person based on all of this?
  5. What are some ways you tend to act like a “natural person?” What “natural” tendencies do you see in our church? In the global church?
  6. In verse 16, what does it mean to “have the mind of Christ?” How do the rest of the opening chapters of 1 Corinthians help us understand this phrase? What other passages in the Bible can help us understand?
  7. Finally, what are some key takeaways from this passage? How should we live in light of these things?
  8. Take some time to pray together.