Scott Palmer - THE CROSS

April 02, 2023

April 2, 2023
I Corinthians 1:18-31

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is the power of God to us who are being saved.”    I Corinthians 1:18 (CSB)

Why is the Cross the Power of God?

1.   It reveals the ___________________________. (19-21)

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” Galatians 4:4-5 (ESV)

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!”    Romans 5:8-10 (NIV)

2.   It reveals the ___________________________. (22-25)

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin.  Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need.”   Hebrews 4:15-16 (CSB)

3.   It reveals the ___________________________. (26-31)

‘God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27 (CSB)

“By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence.” II Peter 1:3 (NLT)