The Big Point
THERE IS POWER IN THE GOSPEL "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16.
In the times of the Bible, the city of Corinth was full of wealth, luxury and immorality. The population was growing fast and many people visited and came traveling through. Corinth was a busy trade route with lots of ships coming in and out bringing supplies and things to sell. Paul had visited Corinth during his second big missionary journey and stayed there for over a year. In that time he shared the gospel and helped set up the church to reach more people. They did not have a building for the church to me so they had to meet in People’s homes.
Paul was traveling to many places in because he could not stay too long at each location he would write letters to the church leaders to help them. The book of 1 Corinthians is one of those letters. The people of Corinth were very impressed by human wisdom and learning, and Paul wanted to stress the power of God.
Paul wrote, “When I came to you, brothers and sisters, announcing the mystery of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom. I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not be based on human wisdom but on God’s power.”
1 Corinthians 2:10-5
No matter how scared Paul was or how hard he thought it would be to share the gospel with the people of corinth, he knew that it was not about his ability, it was about the power of God.
1. What is the Gospel?
The good news about Jesus! His death, resurrection and the new life we can have in Him for all eternity.
2. Who can be saved by believing the good news about Jesus? Is there anyone who cannot be saved?
Everyone can be saved! No exceptions!
3. What has Jesus asked us to do with the good news about Him?
Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel (good news) to all creation.” (Mark 16:15)