The Message of the Cross
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The Message of the Cross

1 Corinthians 1:18  (ID: 2531)

It’s impossible for men and women to exalt themselves and God simultaneously, as Paul well understood. Because of this, the apostle resolved to preach the cross without rhetorical games or flourishes. As Alistair Begg explains, the cross is fundamental, as it illustrates what it took for Jesus to save us. Its message may not be trendy, nor does it depend on the skill of preachers—but everything hinges on it. The path of the cross is the only path to true redemption and grace.

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.