(1 Corinthians 1:18 NASB) 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.
(1 Corinthians 1:22-25 NASB) For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 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. For the foolishness of God is wiser than mankind, and the weakness of God is stronger than mankind.
Christ is the POWER and WISDOM of God.
(1 Corinthians 2:2, 4-5 NASB) For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of mankind, but on the power of God.
My faith is in THE POWER OF GOD.
(2 Timothy 3:5 NASB) holding to a form of godliness although they have denied its power; avoid such people as these.
(Romans 15:9 NASB) and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written: “THEREFORE I WILL GIVE PRAISE TO YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, AND I WILL SING PRAISES TO YOUR NAME.”
(Ephesians 1:18-21 NASB) I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the boundless greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
I am the OBJECT of His POWER.
(John 17:26 NASB) and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
(Isaiah 40:28 NASB) Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives strength to the weary, And to the one who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
(2 Corinthians 12:9 NASB) And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
When I am WEAK, I am STRONG.
(Acts 10:38 NASB) “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
(Matthew 5:16 NASB) “Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.