Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1 Corinthians 1:18
For to those who are on the way to destruction, the story of the cross is nonsense, but to us who are to be saved, it means all the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:2
for I resolved, while I was with you, to forget everything but Jesus Christ and his crucifixion.
and said to them, "The Scriptures said that Christ should suffer as he has done, and rise from the dead on the third day,
'I am the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.' Moses was terrified and did not dare to look at it.
We are witnesses of everything that he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. Yet they put him upon a cross and killed him.
2 Corinthians 4:5
For it is not myself but Christ Jesus that I am proclaiming as Lord; I am only a slave of yours for Jesus' sake.
You senseless Galatians! Who has bewitched you, when you had Jesus Christ shown crucified right before your eyes?
But I never want to boast of anything but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, on which the world has been crucified to me and I have been to the world.
To me, the very least of all his people, this favor has been given, of preaching to the heathen the inexhaustible wealth of the Christ,
Unto the jews
And blessed is the man who finds nothing that repels him in me."
And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is treated with honor everywhere except in his native place and at his home."
And he gave them his blessing, and said to Mary, the child's mother, "This child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a portent that will be much debated??35 you yourself will be pierced to the heart??nd so the thoughts of many minds will be revealed."
Then Jesus said to them, "I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no self-existent life.
And why? Because they did not seek it through faith, but through doing certain things. They stumbled over that stone that makes people stumble,
And I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? If that is the case, the cross has ceased to be an obstacle, I suppose!
1 Peter 2:8
and "A stone to stumble over, and a rock to trip them up." They stumble over the message because they will not obey it; that is their destiny.