Category Archives: The Cross

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 2:6–10a God’s wisdom revealed in Paul’s message

1 Corinthians 2:6–10a We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 2:1–5 The power is always from God

1 Corinthians 2:1–5 1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 God’s power and wisdom: Christ crucified

1 Corinthians 1:18–25 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 5:6–8 Love and death – Christ gave both

Part of the problem in being a twenty-first century American is that the idea that God loves us has been around for a long time. Indeed, that is by far the most popular theological idea even among people who do … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 1:1-6 — The significance of the resurrected Son

This post begins a series on Romans 1-5. The subtitle is “The Significance of the Resurrected Son.” I hope you enjoy it! Partial Outline of the Romans 1–6 (C.E.B. Cranfield) I.          Superscription, address and salutation (1:1-7) II.         Paul … Continue reading

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Books: The Path to the Cross — Chapter 12

            Available at Amazon.com   Chapter 12 An X-Ray of Reality Jesus’ death dictates choices Nobody likes feeling foolish! But sometimes we get caught by a deficient set of facts. To give you an idea … Continue reading

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Books: The Path to the Cross — Chapter 11

            Available at Amazon.com    Chapter 11 Stress Test Jesus’ trial mocks justice Vera Menchik, the world’s first women’s chess champion, found the whole situation quite amusing. It all started when she became the first … Continue reading

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