1 Corinthians 1:5; 1 Corinthians 1:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:1; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12:8; 1 Corinthians 14:9; 1 Corinthians 14:19; 1 Corinthians 14:36; 1 Corinthians 15:2; 1 Corinthians 15:54 (New American Standard)

5 that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

The Wisdom of God

18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Paul's Reliance upon the Spirit

1 And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. 4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power. 8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. 19 however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue. 36 Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only? 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.
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