Yesterday, we launched a new message series at Grace Hills all about The CROSS. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt the power of God overwhelm me for a message as much as the first in this series, and I think I know why. Paul said it this way:
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God… Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
– 1 Corinthians 1:18, 24 NLT
For non-believers, the message of the cross is foolish. That is, it’s confusing, mysterious, and impossible to completely understand. Yet it demands action. The cross calls for a decision. You can’t ignore the cross.
And for God’s people, those who believe, the message of the cross is the power and wisdom we so desperately need in our lives. There’s nothing deeper to be studied. There’s nothing beyond the cross in the Christian life. Or to put it another way, we never outgrow our need for the gospel of God’s saving grace.
I need to be reminded of the cross every single day. Or to put it in a…Continue Reading