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We Rely on the Holy Spirit
Bible Verse 1st Corinthians 2:1-2
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
The focus of Paul's teaching and the focus of Paul's life was Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Paul poured out his heart to this church as he expounded on the whole counsel of God to the Corinthians. Paul taught the Corinthian church the word of God, in an environment known for its bad behavior. During this time if someone were to behave in a promiscuous manner, or have drunken celebrations the people would say they were corinthianizing. The behavior of the people of this city had become so immoral and so debased that the city's name had become synonymous with such behavior.
Yet through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit Paul brought these people to faith in Christ. And as Paul states here, he did not rely on his looks because he was not a handsome or tall man. He did not rely on his speech because it was actually said of Paul that he was not a great speaker. He relied on the Holy Spirit and the power of Jesus Christ and His crucifixion which reconciled sinful man to a Holy God. Thereby giving us this example of how we through the power of the Holy Spirit we are to spread the Good News of Jesus and the price He paid for us that we may be redeemed back to a Holy God.