It is the Message!

September 16, 2018 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1–2:5 |

Series:

It is the Message!

1 Corinthians 2:1–2:5

We have been called to be holy
Saved from Sin to Holiness

Every church should have a zero tolerance attitude towards those that cause division.

Wordly View on Preaching

Too often we focus on the style of preaching and worship services versus the substance of preaching

Real preaching is the faithful declaration of the Word of God in the power of God. It magnifies Christ and His finished work on Calvary.

Worldly View of Wisdom
Word View on Wisdom and Preaching

Worldly wisdom is focused on you – selfish, self-centered

Godly wisdom is focused on Christ – the cross and resurrection and Return

1. Sound preaching is not eloquence or human philosophy (v.1).

2. Sound preaching has one great theme: Jesus Christ and Him crucified (v.2).

3. Sound preaching is proclaimed with a great sense of humility (v.3).

4. Sound preaching is not persuasive words, but a demonstration of the Spirit and power (v.4).

5. Sound preaching leads to faith (v.5).

Application

No matter what the world says about our Christian beliefs, we can rest assured that the gospel is true.

We should adjust our standards and values to match God’s, not the world.

We should proclaim the gospel in a simple and straightforward manner, trusting God’s power to convert the lost

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