And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,1 Corinthians 2: 1-5
Last week ended with a message concerning the foundations of our personal faith, but Paul continues the theme as it relates to the role of the pastor or teacher. Paul was concerned that the faith of the Corinthians is based on the power of God and not the smooth words of men.
I’ve heard this old quote before, but it may be worth repeating:
Think about what you have heard recently. Give it some critical thought. A faith based on the teachings of men will be affected by public opinion and the latest trends. As Paul wrote, the wisdom of men pales in comparison to the power of God.