B. Christ Crucified,
the Center of the Apostle's Ministry
1. The Way of the Apostle's Ministry
1 And I, when I acame to you, brothers, came not according to 1excellence of bspeech or of wisdom, announcing to you the 2cmystery of God.
2 For I did 1not determine to know anything among you except 2Jesus aChrist, and 2this One bcrucified.
3 And I was with you in 1aweakness and in 2bfear and in much trembling;
4 And my aspeech and my proclamation were not in 1persuasive words of wisdom but in demonstration of the bSpirit and of cpower,
5 In order that your faith would not 1stand in the 2wisdom of men but in the apower of God.