OUTLINE: God’s Wisdom versus Man’s Foolishness.
CONTENT: Paul wrote to the Corinth churches to instruct them concerning matters of the
church, which was divided because of different factions rising up among them.
He made suggestions of how they should proclaim the gospel and the wisdom of
God. The Jews expected a Messiah of a Legal persuasion, not a crucified
Messiah. The foolishness of man was wisdom in God’s sight. He sent His son to
die on a cross of shame, for sins not his own, but to bring Salvation to
God calls us not for who we are, what we have, or what we have
accomplished, but to do His will. He turned Paul’s life around after Paul had
persecuted so many Christians. He suffered many things for the cause of Christ.
God knows and sees all and He will repay at the final day. God chose simple,
lowly, common folks to carry out His tasks; this confounded the wise. Jesus’
disciples were all common folks who lived simple lives. He did not call the wise,
noble and mighty.
The ‘Foolishness’ of Paul’s preaching was based on, Jesus Christ and
“Christ Crucified”, and the power of God. Paul preached under terrible
circumstances and situations. His reason and claim to endure such was, Christ
crucified for all.
The church grew then because the people spread the good-news of God’s
power and wisdom, and the crucified Christ.
Jesus saves and satisfies and will Keep us to that final day.