The Power of the Cross

It is: 1. The power of God (1 Cor. 1:18) Salvation It is His means of reaching man. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) Muslims worship a dead god; Hindu’s worship an idol; Only One God is the True God… “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (Jn. 14:6) 2. It is Redeeming power (Rev. 5:9) It is God’s way of ridding us of sin, by His blood. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:” (Gal. 3:13) 3. It’s reconciliation (Eph. 2:16) “And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:” Christ did away with hatred. And united us in the Father. 4. It is Peace (Col. 1:20) “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” Peace cancels out fear: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (Jn. 14:27) 5. It’s quickening power (1 Peter 3:18) “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:” We too are “quickened by the Spirit” in Christ. “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” (Eph. 2:5) 6. It is Keeping power (1 Peter 1:5) 7. It is soul winning power (Mt. 28:18, 19) 8. It’s healing power (1 Peter 2:24) 9. It is An offense (1 Peter 2:8) The preaching thereof is “foolishness” to some. 10.It is Eternal power Rom. (16:25) The power of the cross is seen in our lives in many ways; it motivates us toward righteous living as it provides new life in Christ.

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