A Lesson before the Lord’s Supper
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A Lesson before the Lord’s Supper

1 Corinthians 2:1–5  (ID: 1285)

Some contemporary versions of Christian faith reduce the Gospel to the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. But is that all there is to Christianity? How central in our thinking is the cross of Christ? Exploring the apostle Paul’s words to the Corinthian church, Alistair Begg reminds us that we will never understand the Gospel until we understand what our Savior accomplished at Calvary.

Proclaiming Christ Crucified

1And I, when I came to you, brothers,1 did not come proclaiming to you the testimony2 of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men3 but in the power 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.