Two weeks ago, we covered a theme that I find to be a recurring theme in Paul’s writings.
1 Cor 2:2 – I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
This gospel of Jesus and him crucified, this cross of Jesus is the ultimate wisdom and power of God and in this chapter we see the consequences when a church departs from this gospel.
Today, we are going to continue to follow Paul’s argument. Moving from 1 Cor chapter 2 to chapter 3, Paul is still very much gospel-centered. In some ways, I feel like I am a broken record because at the core of what I have been preaching, it’s been virtually the same thing week in and week out — it’s been all about the gospel, the cross, Jesus Christ coming and dying for us so that those who repent and place their faith in Him can be forgiven and inherit eternal life.
Study Paul’s letters carefully and I think you will find that Paul IS a broken record. He says basically the same thing over and over — he is completely gospel-centered — and the only difference in his letters is that he is addressing various symptoms. The core problem is the same — a departure from the gospel — but the symptoms vary from church to church. Continue Reading