We wrestle with God too. What does it mean to wrestle with God, and how do we win?: 1) We wrestle with God when we seek to impose our will on others and God. 2) We wrestle with God and He with us through life’s troubles. 3) We can win our wrestling match with God by humbling ourselves and trusting in Him. Wresting with God is a good thing if we learn to humble ourselves and trust in God.
The book of First Corinthians contrasts the wisdom of men with the wisdom of God on the following topics: 1) Unity vs. Division, 2) Morality vs. Immorality, 3) God’s Glory vs. Idolatry, 4) Orderliness vs. Disorderliness, 5) Resurrection vs. No Resurrection. Each listener should understand that God’s wisdom is greater than man’s wisdom and desire to follow God’s wisdom.
Why is communion important? It is a 1) Declaration of Faith, 2) Demonstration of Fellowship, 3) Deliberation of Forgiveness. The listener should understand the importance of communion in relationship to Christ, others, and himself.
Fear comes from 1) Lack of Knowledge, 2) Lack of Love, and 3) Lack of Faith. That we may be able to overcome our fears and live in love, peace, and fellowship with one another.
When we have a right attitude toward God, we will 1) Fear God, 2) Worship God, 3) Love God. The hearer should have a fundamental idea of what it means to be godly: have a right attitude toward God.
As Christians, we can celebrate our independence by 1) Praying, 2) Obeying, and 3) Honoring our government. Each Christian should understand that he can be a good citizen under any government by doing the above activities.
God’s word provides for us in the time of our afflictions. It teaches us that 1) God is good; 2) Afflictions Refine the Righteous, 3) The wicked will not comfort us. Each hearer should understand that in times of distress we need to go to God and his word for comfort, peace, and help.