Nothing but the Blood

I’ve always thought it was cool that Paul told the Corinthians that he was determined to know nothing among them but Christ and Him crucified and he told the elders in Ephesus that he was innocent of their blood because he did not shrink from proclaiming to them the whole counsel of God. We must conclude that unless Paul is guilty of the blood of the Corinthians, it is possible to proclaim the whole council of God while knowing nothing but Christ and Him crucified. Think about it. It works out.

Pretty amazing if you think about it. These two passages taken together tell us that every page of the Bible is about Jesus. All good theology, if it is faithful to the message of the Bible is about Jesus. All good preaching comes back to Jesus. In the story of the Bible, in the story of the Church, in the story of our lives, there is Christ and there is the irrelevant.