Paul writes to the church at Corinth and says, “I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” Really? Nothing but Jesus?
In this letter, Paul is going to address sin issues, life issues, church issues, and interpersonal issues. Yet, Paul insists at the outset that he will only be talking about Jesus! How can this be?
All these issues have their center and solution in the gospel. And we must learn, then, to center our thinking and living and faith-fighting in the gospel like Paul consciously did. Paul, in this passage, shares with us at least three ways he consciously sought to ground his own ministry, and those under his ministry, in the gospel.
The Big Idea: We must learn to center our thinking and living and faith-fighting in the gospel, like Paul consciously did.
1) Assert the testimony of God.
2) Know nothing but Christ and him crucified.
3) Demonstrate the power of the Spirit.