Fools – “Easter Sunday” – 4/1/18

Fools – “Easter Sunday” – 4/1/18

Speaker: Trevor Heyd

1 Corinthians 4:9-10

For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings. We are fools for Christ…

 

1 Corinthians 4:13

We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment.

 

There are only two options and only a fool would choose something in between.

 

  1. Jesus Christ rose from the dead, is the Son of God and is in fact the meaning of life

 

     Or

 

  1. Jesus Christ was a crackpot who manipulated people into believing he was the son of God, but was in fact just another cult leader.

 

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.  It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

 

Jesus + You = The Majority

 

God is looking for fools

 

Here’s why He’s looking for fools

 

  • Fools are humble

 

  • Only fools fall in love

 

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