The title of this blog post only shows up in one of the sermons (I think) and is drawn from the 1 Corinthians reading for this Sunday, 1 Cor 1:18-25. There is something so fundamentally wrong with the cross if we don’t understand it for what it was; the way, the only way, to God. Paul writes that the cross is “a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles” (1 Cor 1:23b) and the scandal comes from how thoroughly the apple cart is upset by Jesus’ actions. The Jews felt that the answer to everything was a Messiah in the form of a geo-political leader who would fix everything just like any other king and the Gentiles felt that the answer to everything was human wisdom in the form of cleverness, invention, etc. Both were wrong.
Knox Presbyterian What about the law?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian What about the law?
If you notice that I sound kind of odd in these recordings, it is because I do. The good news is that I don’t have pneumonia, the bad news is that whatever I have will in all likelihood just have to be suffered through. I think I’m still perfectly understandable.