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. 1 Corinthians 1:18.
The cross of Jesus Christ. What do you think about the cross?
Three words in this verse- “Message”- in the Greek means word. The word of the cross…The gospel facts: Christ died for our sins according to scriptures, was buried, and rose again the third day according to the scriptures. That is the gospel, all the gospel and nothing but the gospel. Anything else is not the gospel. “The gospel of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.”
“Foolishness”- from the Greek we get our words, “moron” or “moronic.” Something that is good for nothing, something stupid. For the gospel of the cross is good for nothing to those who are perishing. It means nothing to them. For most people the cross is stupid. The gospel of the cross is stupid to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
“Power“- from the Greek we get our word for dynamite. It represents power to the “nth” most powerful power.
Two groups come to the cross- one group thinks the cross is stupid, no good at all. The second group comes to the cross to discover the power of nth, the power of all power, the God of salvation!
Come to the cross today. Simply believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved…