“So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.”
(1 Corinthians 1:23, 27 NLT)

Most of us have seen action movies in which the hero saves the day but a hero who does not resist his enemies would be considered powerless. A king who is not willing to fight for his kingdom would be called a fool. A Savior beaten to a bloody mess is offensive. A Messiah crucified on a cross seems like nonsense. “But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.”(1 Cor 1:24) and “this foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans.” (1 Cor 1:25) The one thing that makes this plan work is JESUS for HE IS RISEN!