“But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:23-24 (NASB)
“Those who have been called by God’s grace, and who have responded by faith realize that Christ is God’s power and God’s wisdom. Not the Christ of the manger, or the temple, or the marketplace — but the Christ of the cross. It is in the death of Christ that God has revealed the foolishness of man’s wisdom and the weakness of man’s power.
We are called into a fellowship because of our union with Jesus Christ: He died for us; we were baptized in His name; we are identified with His cross. What a wonderful basis for spiritual unity!”
Warren W. Wiersby. Be Wise, p. 22