Sunday, May 16, 2021. 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 | “We Preach Christ Crucified.” “We preach Christ.” GREAT! Few would have any problem with that statement. Now, add one more word, the word “crucified,” and everything changes! Jews stumble, Greeks scoff, and a division is immediately made between those who are being saved and those who are perishing. This is the power of the cross as the word of the cross, the gospel message is preached.