Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
1 Corinthians 1:22–24 (NKJV)
22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 – “Jews request a sign”
“Jesus was no circus performer, gratifying the appetite for wonders on the part of people who were not serious about spiritual things.” — Leon Morris
2 – “Greeks seek after wisdom”
3 – Today, there are people like Jews and Greeks among those who claim to be Christians
Martin Luther said to Erasmus, one of the great humanists in the 16th Century: “The difference between you and me, Erasmus, is that you sit above Scripture and judge it, while I sit under Scripture and let it judge me!”
4 – The all-important message of the apostle Paul: “the Christ crucified.”
1 Corinthians 2:2 (NKJV)
2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Galatians 6:14 (NKJV)
14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
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