The Power of the Cross – 1 Corinthians 1:18-21

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Speaker: Rev. Robert Laing

1 Corinthians 1:18-21


The Message of the Cross

  • The Gospel v. 18a (1 Cor. 2:2; 15:1-4)
  • The Unsaved- v. 18b foolishness (Acts 17:16-21; 32)
  • The Saved- v. 18c power of God, process (Phil. 1:6)

The Wisdom of the World

  • Destroyed in the Future v. 19 (Rev. 17:14)
  • Destroyed in the Past v. 20 (Is. 19:1-4)
  • Decided end v. 20 (Job 12:16, 17)
    • Wise=Greeks;
    • Scribe=Jewish teacher of the law
    • Debater=philosopher/human reason

The Power of the Cross v. 21

  • Unknown to unbelievers (Rom. 1:18-20)
  • Known to believers (Rom. 1:16, 17)