NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL
1 Corinthians 1:22-25
22 Also because Jews keep asking for supernatural signs, and Greeks keep searching for wisdom; 23 but we keep preaching Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews, and stupidity to Gentiles, 24 but to those called ones, both Jews and Greeks, we preach Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because that stupidity of God is wiser than human wisdom, and that weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
preaching Christ crucified
The gospel is not popular. It does not seem to scratch where people are itching. It seems a cruel joke for some, an empty, unexciting faith to others. But we keep preaching Christ crucified on the cross because that is the message that God still uses to draw people to himself. Once a person comes to Christ, repents of his sin, and allows the Holy Spirit to begin renewing his mind, then he begins to see the power and wisdom behind the cross. We do not need another gospel. This one works just fine – thank you very much!
LORD, we are not ashamed of the gospel, because it is your power to deliver everyone who believes.