Grace always means these two things: humility, we do need help; and encouragement, the help is there.

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of … More Grace always means these two things: humility, we do need help; and encouragement, the help is there.

Piper: Every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us

John Piper on  1 Corinthians 2: The main point of 1 Corinthians 1–4 is to show that God has accomplished our redemption in such a way that every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us. “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak … More Piper: Every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us

Piper: God’s call-It’s the gospel with an omnipotent supercharge.

John Piper, in a sermon, “God Called Us into Life and Hope,” comments on the passage in 1 Corinthians that is in our reading for today: At first glance the call of God does not look like a foundation for assurance. If somebody calls you on the phone and invites you to dinner, is that … More Piper: God’s call-It’s the gospel with an omnipotent supercharge.

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?