1 Corinthians 2- Power of God

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Learning is an essential part of life, especially as a Christian. We should be continually growing in the knowledge of God and understanding the calling He has placed on our lives. For example, when we look at things we might have said or thought even five years ago, it probably looks a little different then what we understand today. Because we are continually growing in our faith with Christ, a process called sanctification

However when it comes to education, we should not let that limit us in sharing the gospel with unbelievers. When you become Born Again in Christ, you need to share that experience and personal testimony with others. You are called and expected to share the Great Commision with the entire world (Matthew 28:19) You don’t need a theology degree to accomplish this, if God has called you, he has also equipped you

Notice what Paul says here “Brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom” Paul didn’t come with a smooth sales pitch or the answers to every question in life, Paul came because he was chosen by Christ to preach the gospel. What did Paul preach? Very simple, he said “For I am determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified” All Paul did was preach the gospel, and look at the fruit that was produced for Gods Kingdom!

Now we know, Paul was a very smart man, he was well educated, spent most of his life learning under Rabbis, there is no question Paul was intelligent and well educated, however Paul doesn’t give his background the credit for his effectiveness. “Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the Power of God”

It’s only by the grace of God , that any of us can do anything. It’s only by the power of God , that any of us are even saved. All glory to God for everything we do for the Kingdom! That’s what Paul , I believe, is trying to say here, its by the power of God, the Holy Spirit, that God is drawing people to Christ and becoming Born Again. It’s not by Pauls eloquent words, even though he probably had many, its not by Paul’s deep understanding of the Torah, it was by the Power of God!

It’s by the same power of God, that you were called and saved, and you have been ordered to preach the gospel to everyone in the entire world, Amen!

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