The Centrality of the Cross
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The Centrality of the Cross

From Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 2

1 Corinthians 1:22-24  (ID: 2175)

Without a continual focus on the cross of Christ, the Church cannot claim to have a Gospel-oriented strategy. The cross alone answers the important question of how a holy and just God can allow sinful men to enter His presence in heaven. As Alistair Begg explains, Christ’s atonement establishes the gravity of sin, shows us our need for grace, and declares opportunity for faith. It is the power of God to those who believe.

22For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.