The Crucified Christ
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
September 8, 2019
Central Passage
I Corinthians 2:1-16
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 A. M, SERVICE

“THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST”

I CORINTHIANS 2:1-16

INTRODUCTION:

A.  Jesus is the central theme of the whole message of God:

      1.  He is the promised seed; Genesis 3:15; Galatians 3:16

      2.  He is “the Lamb of God” slain for sinful man; Revelation 5:6

      3.  His death was necessary; Romans 5:8-9

B.  Paul writes of the testimony of God and his power through the crucified Christ

I.  THE WISDOM OF GOD:

A.  Was “hidden” wisdom, ordained before the world; I Corinthians 2:6-9

B.  Paul states that it is now revealed; I Corinthians 2:10-13

C.  Is foolishness to those who perish; I Corinthians 1:18

D.  Can only be discerned by the spiritual mind; I Corinthians 2:14-16

E.  Paul determined to know nothing “save, Jesus Christ, and Him crucified”; I Corinthians 2:2

II.  A LOOK AT THE CONTEXT:

A.  Paul wrote to a troubled church:

      1.  Contention and division; I Corinthians 1:10-17 (10)

      2.  Sin in their midst; I Corinthians 5:1-13

      3.  A long list:

B.  In the midst of troubles Paul chose Jesus, the wisdom and power of God;

      I Corinthians 2:1-5

III.  PAUL PREACHED, NOT HUMAN WISDOM, BUT REVEALED TRUTH:

       I Corinthians 2:10-12

A.  Jesus had stated that truth would set men free; John 8:31-32

B.  Jesus promised His apostles “all truth”; John 16:13

C.  To “set” our “affection on things above” we must accept Christ and His word; Romans 1:16; John              12:48

CONCLUSION:

A.  If one’s final goal is to be heaven, he will heed the whole counsel of God; Acts 20:26-32

B.  Let us develop within ourselves the mind of Christ; I Corinthians 2:14-16