1 Corinthians 2:5


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

…that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.1 Corinthians 2:5

In the preceding verse Paul spoke of his speech and preaching. When he came to those at Corinth, it wasn’t with “persuasive words of human wisdom.” Instead he came with a “demonstration of the Spirit and of power.”… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 2:3


Monday, 7 April 2014

I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 1 Corinthians 2:3

Building on his last two sentences which said that he came to Corinth not with “excellence of speech or of wisdom,” but he came only proclaiming “Jesus Christ and Him crucified,” Paul will now add in a note concerning his own dependency on the Lord.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 2:2


Sunday, 6 April 2014

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2

“For” builds upon what he has just said, that he “did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom…” In other words, when going to the Greeks who looked for polished speech and fine oratory skills, or when going to the Jews who looked for a competent evaluation of the Scriptures (and being a Pharisee, he could easily provide this), he determined that these wouldn’t be his means of proclaiming Christ.… Read the rest

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