Why is the cross foolish to the world? Today, R. C. Sproul points out why it is important we share the truth of the cross, even if the world denies Christ.
To encourage you to listen to the message, I’ve turned answers given in the video into questions, while also sharing some key points.
- 1 Corinthians 1:17-25
- The message of the cross is foolish to those who are perishing.
- 212 B.C. what strange book was published?
- Why was the author deemed stranger?
- What does the word “babbler” mean?
- What kind of weapons did the Romans face that was completely new to them?
- “The cross is the lever that turned the world upside down.” – R. C. Sproul
- How does R. C. Sproul connect a portion of the story of Moby Dick and the cross?
- What is the hyperbole regarding Paul and what he said?
- What does R. C. Sproul say regarding what pastors can learn from Paul?
- How does the media relate to ignorance and not understanding the cross?
- Why do we need the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to the cross?
- What does R. C. Sproul says is the moral weakness of Christian theologians (and Christians in general)?
- What is the connection of the Holy Spirit searching the deep things of God? Does the Holy Spirit not know what the Father knows?
- Do people have the power to open the eyes and hearts of others?
- How do we turn the world upside down?
- What has the church lost?
Check Out: Christ Crucified by R. C. Sproul
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The Gospel Message– The Gospel message is good news, which means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
Scripture To Meditate On – 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.“
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