The Main Thing
1 Cor. 1:10-18
The Main Thing in Life is the Cross of Christ
“the Cross of Christ.”
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. —1 Cor. 1:17
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”—1 Cor. 1:18, 19
The cross of Christ is the sole hope for our justification, sanctification, and glorification.
The Main Thing to Avoid in Church is to make the Cross of Christ Be Emptied of Its Power
. . . lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. —1 Cor. 1:17
But I am sending the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be. —2 Cor. 9:3
The church is the testimony of the cross. Her power, transformation, her life and accomplishments are dependent upon the cross.