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Drift; A broken church

Not exactly

Communication exercise with toothpicks and gummies
Dressing for school pictures
What you had in mind is not what they had in mind
1 Corinthians 1:18–25 NASB95
18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.” 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

the cross

The message preached, the act through which we were sanctified and extended grace - 1:2

Foolishness to the perishing

It seems crazy, doesn’t make sense, weird to the lost.

Foolishness to the Jews

Messiah (Christ) means victory, power, splendor, triumph. Cross meant curse, defeat, loss. The two terms Christ crucified did not go together.

Foolishness to the Greeks

Only for the intellectually gifted, those deserving, - our technology of the world

power of God

We may not be able to fully understand it, but we can fully appreciate it.

How would you fix the world?

Computers and internet for everyone, along with clean water, etc.
A great leader to make things right.

How did God?

1 Corinthians: An Introduction and Commentary 1. The Message Was ‘Foolish’ (1:18–25)

Crucified is a perfect participle; not only was Christ once crucified, but he continues in the character of the crucified one. The crucifixion is permanent in its efficacy.

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