Christ the Power and Wisdom of God


by Mike Ratliff

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV)

As I write this it is Saturday evening. Tomorrow is Easter. In our last few posts we have looked at the last Passover meal our Lord had with His disciples when He instituted the Lord’s Supper and revealed the New Covenant sealed in His blood. Then we looked at the timing of the arrest, trial, scourging, crucifixion, death,  and burial of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw where the three Jewish Feasts, Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Early First Fruits lined up exactly with the three days and nights in which people were given authority over our Lord in order to fulfill them.

All genuine believers know that our Lord did not stay in the tomb. He was resurrected on Sunday morning of Nisan 17. We find the Biblical accounts of this in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20. However, if you do a search on the internet using the term “Resurrection Foolishness” or “Empty Tomb,” for instance, you will find some godly accounts of these things, but you will also find many accounts of resistance and scorn and skepticism. I fully intended to write a post for Easter about our Lord’s Resurrection, but as I began my research and Bible reading for it, I was drawn to 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. Continue reading