1 Corinthians 1:22-24
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:…
I. ITS GRAND SUBJECT. The apostles set forth —
1. The dignity of our Saviour's person as the true Messiah of God.
2. The perfection of His atonement. Having laid the foundation in His Divinity, this naturally followed.
3. The plenitude of His redemption. Christ died for all men, and we are therefore enabled to offer salvation to every man. This is a blessing which leads to all others.
II. THE RECEPTION WHICH THIS DOCTRINE MET WITH.
1. "To the Jews it was a stumbling-block."
2. To the Greeks it was foolishness.
3. "Unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God." These perfections are admirably discovered if we consider —
(1) The method that God took to make known to the lapsed posterity of man His merciful designs.
(2) The men whom God selected to carry the message of salvation to the world.
(3) The easy terms which the Lord hath fixed upon in order to be benefited by the redemption.
(4) The great effects which have been produced by this doctrine.
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