The Holy Spirit can use apologetics to break down barriers to the gospel; however, people are finally converted to Christ only through the power of the Word of God. In this session, Dr. Steven Lawson reminds us that the power of God is found in His Word and that He saves people through the preaching of the gospel that is foolishness to the world but the wisdom of God unto salvation (1 Cor. 1:20–25).
While the church today struggles in the face of anti-Christian opposition, this is not something new. Working out of 1 Corinthians 1:23, Dr. Steven J. Lawson will remind us in this session that we face the same kinds of struggles today that the church at Corinth faced two thousand years ago. Like them, we face objections to two fundamental truths of our message: the reality of sin and the notion that Jesus alone can save. Dr. Lawson will insist, as Paul did, that we cannot negotiate either truth.