The Foolishness of the Cross – 1 Corinthians 1:22-25

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Speaker: Rev. Robert Laing

1 Corinthians 1:22-25

Concern

  • Jews- sign v. 22a (Matt. 12:38-40)
  • Greeks- “wisdom” v. 22b (Acts 17:21)

Christ

  • Cross preached v.23a (Gal. 2:20)
  • Jews- stumbling block v. 23b (Luke 2:34)
  • Greeks- foolishness v. 23c (1 Cor. 2:14)

Called

  • Inclusion v. 24a (Gal. 3:28)
  • Power v. 24b (Rom. 1:4) & wisdom (Col. 2:2, 3)

Contrast (paradoxical hyperbole)

  • God is wiser v. 25a (Prov. 9:10)
  • God is stronger v. 25b (2 Tim. 1:7)

Conclusion

  • Preach the cross (1 Cor. 1:17, 18)