April 30, 2016

Today you should read: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Sharing the power of God, when it sounds like folly

This is one of my favorite passages, because of how much I can relate to it.  

Paul is telling us that the gospel has power.  Power to save.  We don’t need to add anything to it in order for it to work; in fact when we try to add to it, we consequently take away from it.  The simple message of the gospel has the power for salvation to anyone who believes (Rom 1:16).

Even though this is true, to the world the message of the cross sounds like foolishness.

Oh, how I can relate to this truth.

Today’s “Walk-a-Way”

Growing up in Chicago, I had very little exposure to the true gospel.  I was exposed to religion, but not to my need for forgiveness.  I wasn’t aware that God was holy, I wasn’t aware that I was a sinner, I wasn’t aware that I deserved hell and that no matter how “good” I was I couldn’t get to God, I wasn’t aware that I needed to place my faith in Jesus and decide to live for Him, and I wasn’t aware that I could be guaranteed eternal life.  In fact, not only was I unaware, but also once I did hear it I thought it was crazy and condescending.

But I am so grateful that someone still continued to share this “foolish” message with me, because it had the power to save me.  And it did!    

I think one of the main reasons we don’t share the gospel is because we’re afraid of the response we will receive.  

Will the lost world think it’s a foolish message? Yes. But we still need to share it, because it has the power to save!  So, let’s just resolve to be foolish people with a foolish message.  Let’s just be ok with it.  If we’re not ok with being seen as foolish, we won’t share a message that sounds foolish.     

  • Does the fear of being looked down upon prevent you from sharing the gospel?
  • Will you resolve to carry this “foolish” message into your community?

By: Sam Cirrincione

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

One thought on “April 30, 2016”

  1. I’m with you, bro. Thanks for these words. Let’s resolve to be foolish and share the foolish message even if those who hear think and conclude that we are foolish. I can think of nothing wiser.

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