Chapel Street Methodist Church
Penzance

CSMC logo
CSMC frontage

Not Just the Icing on the Cake

Not Just the Icing on the Cake (1 Corinthians 1: 17-25; 2: 1-12) preached on 3 June 2018 at 9:30 by Alastair Bolt
Sermon 3 in the series 1 Corinthians

download

Listen to the sermon

Click the play button ▶ below to listen or click the download button above above to download.

Bible Passage

1 Corinthians 1:17–25 (Listen)

17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

18 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. 19 For it is written,

  “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 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? 21 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. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

(ESV)

Sermons in the Series 1 Corinthians

1 A Permanent Identity Given by Jesus
2 Encouragement Coming from Security in Jesus
3 Not Just the Icing on the Cake
4 Know Your Place

Search for Sermons

Sermons preached by or in the series
or based on the book of

All Sermons

Sermon archive

Forthcoming Events

Tomorrow

10:00 am to 10:30 am:
Prayer Meeting

Prayer for our Gift Day tomorrow

Sunday 18 November

9:30 am: Contemporary Worship

11:00 am: Classic Worship

7:00 pm: Open to God

More events…

Latest Sermons

War and Peace

by Alastair Bolt

Edginess and Astuteness

by Alastair Bolt

Saying Yes and Being Yes

by Alastair Bolt

More sermons…