In this episode of Witnessing Christ from the New Testament, Jon and Molly discuss 1 Corinthians 1–7.
This podcast episode covers the following:
1 Corinthians 1–7
- Our identity and future are secure in Christ
- Unity in Christ
- The foolishness of the cross
- Temple of God
- Marriage and singleness
Key concepts in this episode include:
- What brings true unity?
- Why does the cross alienate people?
- How do Mormons see the cross?
- How do we use Christian liberty to honor God?
- What relationship is your eternal focus?
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I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I still marvel at how God’s way of looking at things is often completely upside down from the way of the world. I was especially struck by this when I read in 1 Corinthians this week: “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing” (1:18).
Have you ever thought about what he means by the message of the cross being foolishness? For many, it doesn’t make sense that an all-powerful God would take on our sin so we could be set free. It doesn’t makes sense that he would show such a profound display of no-strings-attached love. It doesn’t makes sense that simply looking to the cross in faith (John 3:14–15) saves.
And that’s the beauty! Every other religion in the world says you must “Do!” The cross clearly proclaims, “Done!” It’s inconceivable, which is why it could only come from God himself.
I now think of the cross like a new set of lenses through which I see everything in a whole new light. Sins forgiven. New status and identity. Eternity with God won. The cross isn’t just part of the story. It’s the culmination that changes everything. No wonder the cross is the power of God for those who are saved!