Christ Jesus – the power and wisdom of God
There were divisions in the Corinthian church some were saying that they were following a different teaching about God. Paul clarifies this and tells them everything should be done in the name of Jesus and not just a particular follower or teacher of Jesus.
Paul says in Verse 17 Christ (Jesus) sent him to preach the gospel ( the good news) not with clever words, so that the cross of Christ will not be emptied of its effect.
v18 “For those who are perishing the message of the cross is foolish, but to those who are being saved it is the Power of God.”
v19 “For it is written (God said) I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.”
Chapter 2 brings Paul’s proclamation. “When I came to you brother, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with the brilliance of spech, or wisdom. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified, and with a demonstration of the Spirit and Power, so that your faith might not be based on mens wisdom, but God’s Power.”
In Acts Peter and John said “such as we have inthe name of Jesus rise up and walk.”
This was by God’s power
Paul is talking about the same power. If we dare to believe, this power is available to us all. The Name of Jesus and the testimony of the cross are the Power.
Accept Him (Jesus) Believe in Him, partake of His Power and see lives changed in your little area of the world.