Eloquent and passionate orators are scattered throughout history. Though many would put the Apostle Paul in that category, he intentionally set aside persuasive speech and superior wisdom to shine the spotlight on the only thing that mattered: the Gospel of Christ. While many churches are tempted to alter their style to adapt to the current culture, Alistair Begg challenges us to rely solely on divine assistance as we continue to learn and teach from the Bible.
1And I, when I came to you, brothers,1 did not come proclaiming to you the testimony2 of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men3 but in the power of God.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.