Based on the Methodist Preaching service, Wesley Study Centre, Durham. The sermon was based on 1 Corinthians Ch1 v10-18. The essential theme that came through for me was the centrality of Christ and the power of the Cross for the Christian’s life. Sometimes the process of academic studies, the study of the Bible and the gazillion theological books written can begin to cover over the raw truth of the faith. But every now and then God tears through our human wisdom and the Cross of Christ is brought into sharp focus.