A Beautiful Mess: A Study of 1 Corinthians – Pt. 5 – The Power of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 1:13b-16

  • There is nothing special about being baptized by a particular person.
  • There is power to save in no other name but Jesus. (Acts 4:7-12 )

1 Corinthians 1:17-18

1 – The gospel has power.

  • Power = the ability to effect great change and remove all obstacles from blocking the intended outcome.

2 – We can empty the gospel of its power.

  • No one will ever be impressed or persuaded into the Kingdom.
  • 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
  • Paul was determined not to use any of the tricks or techniques of the secular culture to try to make the gospel seem more appealing.
  • Romans 1:16-17
  • Mark 8: 31-38

3 – People are perishing.

  • John 3:17-18
  • “Those who are perishing” are those who have not believed in Jesus.

4 – People are being saved.

  • Romans 8:1
God doesn’t want you to perish.
  • Ezekiel 18:23
  • 1 Timothy 2:4
He is waiting for you to repent and believe.
  • 2 Peter 3:9
  • Romans 10:9-10
  • Romans 10:13
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