August 31, 2006
In the cosmopolitan city of Corinth, Paul’s listeners were expecting brilliant intellect and rhetorical showmanship. What they got instead was the unadorned message of Christ crucified. As Alistair Begg teaches, that message didn’t need any additional bells and whistles, because Jesus’ death lies at the center of the Christian faith. This Gospel shows us the ugliness of our sin and the depth of God’s grace, and it spurs us to love and compassion for those around us.
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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