July 23, 2017

Kert Martin

Text: I Corinthians 1:18-25

I Corinthians Series


1st Corinthians 1:18-25 continues to deal with the problem of division. There is a contrast between the foolishness of men, which they think is wisdom and the wisdom of God, which they think is foolishness. Paul is going to demonstrate a great reversal in these verses; verses 18-21 mans wisdom is truly foolish, and in versesĀ 22-25 God's foolishness is truly wisdom. Despite being a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Greeks, Paul simply and truthfully preached Christ crucified, because Christ is the power and wisdom of God. Man cannot climb the ladder of salvation with signs and wisdom but only through Christ and Him crucified. We must look at our own circumstances and understand this message of Christ crucified being the power and wisdom of God is for us, in a culture as pagan as Corinth. The Cross of Jesus Christ is the sum and focus of the Gospel according to Paul. "We preach Christ crucified. God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." How vital is that! How crucial for the messenger to stay on point. I Corinthians 1:18-25