vlog: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 – The Message and the Messenger



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 KJV


When you see some preachers preach you would be quite surprised if they told you that they were feeling nervous or inadequate. The modern mindset is to be seen to be confident and capable.

Biblical preaching is quite different!

Paul bares his soul and admits in this section that when he arrived in Corinth that he was feeling weak, he was trembling and fearful. Maybe the closeted atmosphere in which most preaching takes place these days has robbed us of the reality that we are preaching to lost souls who are on the payroll of the enemy. The enemy is real and powerful, the audience can be antagonistic and our own capabilities will not be of any help to us.

The key to understanding the point of 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 is to appreciate the power that lies in the hand of God which will be unleashed through the preaching of His message.

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