What did Paul mean by denying he was sent to baptize?

Today, April 1, we start our reading of 1 Corinthians.  In Chapter 1, verse 17, Paul says,  “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.” John Piper’s sermon titled, “Christ Did Not Send … More What did Paul mean by denying he was sent to baptize?

A loving letter

On 1 Corinthians 15, from a 1999 message “Living and Loving” by Doug Groins of Penisula Bible Church: The theme of love in the body of Christ is like an arrow that shoots all the way through our passage. [1 Corinthians 15] It starts in verse 14: “Let all that you do be done in love.” … More A loving letter

Raised and changed!

John Piper comments on 1 Corinthians 15:29-58, our “Read-through-the Bible” passage for today: Verse 50: “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” What does that mean? Is it a wholesale denial of the bodily resurrection? No. “Flesh and blood” simply means “human nature as we know it”—mortal, … More Raised and changed!