Day 14 – Scripture and Prayer for Lent

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. – 1 Corinthians 2:2-3

Dear Heavenly Father, When I am tempted to get fancy in my presentation of the gospel may I be reminded to know nothing among the lost but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. When I get reliant on visual images and videos may I be jolted so that I determine to know nothing among the lost but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Should I find myself pushing myself, my Church or my denomination please call to my remembrance that I am to know nothing among the lost but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Should I back away from the cross or the necessity of a blood atonement  or should I began to compromise and fail to but the cross as a central element of my theology may I hear Your Holy Spirit shouting through the pen of the Apostle Paul that I am to know nothing among the lost but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Amen.