Proclaiming Christ Crucified
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.
For I determined not to know anything among you a except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
b I was with you c in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.
And my speech and my preaching d were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, e but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the f power of God.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness.
But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
2 Peter 1:16
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
In mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:20
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
1 Thessalonians 1:5
For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.