For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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I Corinthians 2:1-5
And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Paul is illustrating how what comes from God is evident because it is beyond human capabilities. He was highly educated but did not use that in his message. He spoke only of Christ, Him crucified and salvation for mankind given by God. We can take from this model a similar approach in reaching those around us who do not know the gospel. It does not take a highly educated person to preach the gospel, nor to receive it. In fact, man’s education when not based on biblical principles does more harm than good. It becomes a hindrance to the things of God. Rather, when we share the gospel, we rely on the Spirit of God for understanding of Scripture, for the words to speak, for the love to demonstrate. We will share Christ with those around us, in word and in action. Let those who are not believers see and experience the love of God through us. Let His power flow through us to others. Give it away…