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  • 1. For  the  word  of  the  cross  is  folly  to  those  who  are  perishing,  but  to   us  who  are  being  saved  it  is  the  power  of  God.  For  it  is  wri:en,   “I  will  destroy  the  wisdom  of  the  wise,          and  the  discernment  of  the  discerning  I  will  thwart.”   Where  is  the  one  who  is  wise?  Where  is  the  scribe?  Where  is  the   debater  of  this  age?  Has  not  God  made  foolish  the  wisdom  of  the   world?    
  • 2. For  since,  in  the  wisdom  of  God,  the  world  did  not  know  God   through  wisdom,  it  pleased  God  through  the  folly  of  what  we   preach  to  save  those  who  believe.  For  Jews  demand  signs  and   Greeks  seek  wisdom,  but  we  preach  Christ  crucified,  a  stumbling   block  to  Jews  and  folly  to  GenFles,  but  to  those  who  are  called,   both  Jews  and  Greeks,  Christ  the  power  of  God  and  the  wisdom  of   God.  For  the  foolishness  of  God  is  wiser  than  men,  and  the   weakness  of  God  is  stronger  than  men.    
  • 3. For  consider  your  calling,  brothers:  not  many  of  you  were  wise   according  to  worldly  standards,  not  many  were  powerful,  not   many  were  of  noble  birth.  But  God  chose  what  is  foolish  in  the   world  to  shame  the  wise;  God  chose  what  is  weak  in  the  world  to   shame  the  strong;  God  chose  what  is  low  and  despised  in  the   world,  even  things  that  are  not,  to  bring  to  nothing  things  that  are,     so  that  no  human  being  might  boast  in  the  presence  of  God.    And   because  of  him  you  are  in  Christ  Jesus,  who  became  to  us  wisdom   from  God,  righteousness  and  sancFficaFon  and  redempFon,  so   that,  as  it  is  wri:en,  “Let  the  one  who  boasts,  boast  in  the  Lord.”   1  Corinthians  1:18-­‐31  (ESV)  
  • 4. George Washington Carver! “God  is  going  to  reveal  to  us  things  He  never  revealed   before  if  we  put  our  hands  in  His.  No  books  ever  go  into   my  laboratory.  The  thing  I  am  to  do  and  the  way  of   doing  it  are  revealed  to  me.  The  method  is  reveled  to  me   the  moment  I  am  inspired  to  create  something  new.   Without  God  to  draw  aside  the  curtain  I  would  be   helpless.”    
  • 5. “For  the  word  of  the  cross  is  folly  to  those  who  are   perishing,  but  to  us  who  are  being  saved  it  is  the  power   of  God.”  (vs.  18)  
  • 6. •  Some  demand  signs  &  wonders,   •  Some  seek  wisdom,   BUT,  we  preach  Christ  CRUCIFIED!