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The Centrality of the Cross (1 Corinthians 1:18-24, 1 Corinthians 2:2-5)Rev. Patrick Butler, 10th March 2019
Part of the The Cross at the Heart of it All series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
The Cross at the Heart of it All:
- The Centrality of the Cross
‘For I have been crucified with Christ.
It is no longer I that live but Christ
that lives in me’
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1 Corinthians 1:18–24 (Listen)
18 For 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. 19 For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 2:2–5 (Listen)
2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.