Today’s passage: 1 Corinthians 1:18-30
- The power of God is communicated to the people of God when the gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed.
- Paul calls on the members of this church to remember who they were in society (In the world’s eyes) when they became Christians.
- God did not value them more highly (Or lowly) because of their social status. We have no reason to be respecters of persons in the church.
- We have no reason to boast in ourselves or on any man. We have every reason to boast in the Lord.
Questions to consider:
- Why would the crucifixion of Jesus look so foolish and weak in the world’s eyes? What kind of leader and champion would they be looking for?
- Why is the crucifixion of Jesus so wonderful and powerful? What was accomplished at the cross?
- In keeping with the “solas” of the reformation: Our salvation is by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to the Scriptures alone, to the glory of God alone. How does the Gospel message level the playing field for all people and their “prospects” of being saved? Why can we confidently share the Gospel with anyone and everyone? How does the Gospel message resound to the praise of our Lord alone?