October 29, 2000
When Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he recognized that Christ crucified would be “a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.” The cross, Alistair Begg reminds us, shows unbelievers the gravity of their sin, even as it admonishes believers to cling to the love of Christ that they may be restrained from disobedience. It is beneath the cross of Christ alone that believers must commit to taking their stand.
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.