Leland Maples runs the LOOP’s Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, October 30, 2014 was entitled “The Most Foolish Thing in the World” and was given by Leland. Special music was by Charles Reynolds.
The message referenced the scriptures in 1 Corinthians 1:17-21 KJV. The message taught these three points:
- Preaching seems so foolish for salvation
- Preaching is different from teaching
- The foolishness of preaching
1 Corinthians 1:17-21 KJV
17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.