1 Cor 2:1-5

7 Jun

I’ve the privileged of preaching this little treasure twice in one week! Once to a group of my contemporaries in College and once to my family in Church.

How much the Holy Spirit has packed into these tiny 5 verses! In them we learn that for the Gospel to be preached fully we need to share both the person and the work of Jesus. That is that he’s the Crucified Christ. It is no good making Jesus out to be less than he really is or limiting his work to moral teaching or example.

Secondly we see that our confidence in sharing this full truth (person and work) is not in ourselves, our skills or ability or even the reason that God has graciously endowed on the hearer. Instead our confidence is in the fact that the Holy Spirit can and does demonstrate the Gospel to be true in the heart of the one who hears.

Thirdly Paul explains that this leaves a believer whose faith has God and his unchanging truth as their foundation rather than emotion or even rational thought which can change.

Wow Paul, you really knew how to fill your words with Gospel truth and lift our eyes to the sovereignty of the entire Trinity! Thank You.

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One Response to “1 Cor 2:1-5”

  1. ammanfordpastor 07/06/2010 at 2:31 pm #

    very much looking forward to you preaching this passage!

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