The Power of the Cross (San Francisco)
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The Power of the Cross (San Francisco)

1 Corinthians 1:18  (ID: 2529)

Paul’s approach to sharing the Gospel in Corinth did not make good sense from a business perspective. The gentiles wanted flowery rhetoric, and the Jews wanted amazing miracles. Paul gave them neither, as Alistair Begg explains, because God delights to work through weakness. Jesus and His ministry was Paul’s singular focus. Therefore, he gave the Corinthians the central, clear, and crucial message of Christ Jesus and the cross—the same task we have in the world today.

Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is 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.