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16 (Oh yes, I also baptized the family of Stephanas. Beyond that, I’m not sure whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For the Messiah[a] did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent wisdom, so the cross of the Messiah[b] won’t be emptied of its power.

The Messiah is God’s Power and Wisdom

18 For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:17 Or Christ
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:17 Or Christ

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