Paul’s Preaching at Corinth   1 comment

Ancient Corinth

Above:  Ancient Corinth

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1 Cor. 2, 2

Paul here reflects on his preaching at Corinth in the light of his success there.  He acted not blindly, but with a purpose and determination.

1.  To the Jews he did not preach the miraculous and greatness of his character; nor obedience to law.  This could not, did not save.

2.  To the Greeks he did not theorize and refer to the classics, though they sought wisdom.  Can speculation or knowledge save?  Had it done so?

3.  [He] Preached Christ, the rejected one.  To him all must submit.

4.  “And him crucified.”  His death availed for all.  Nothing else did.

II.  Why this preach Him?

1.  The gospel is to be accepted and obeyed, not merely admired.

2.  The atonement is our only hope; the blood redeems.

3.  To the sinner the cross is humiliation and shame.

Or, it [is] the Christian [who] sees Christ purchasing the salvation of all; and he sees there the trophies of the world.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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