The Cross’ Power

…the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 1:18 (NIV)

I love the Greek word for “power” in the New Testament.  It is the word dunamis.  It’s the word from which we get our word “dynamite”.  God’s mighty power is unleashed in the cross of Christ.  The world may look at Christians as though we are fools.  The world may look at Christianity and think that it is a crutch for the simple-minded.  Those who are dying in their sin may see the cross of Christ and the grace of God as foolish.  But to Christians, the cross is the dynamite God uses to blow up sin!

When we feel weak and powerless, we must remember that we have dynamite at our disposal!  The power of God that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power that dwells in us in the person of the Holy Spirit.  The power of God that conquered sin and the grave is the power in us to overcome temptation and sin.  There is no power like God’s power!  The power of the cross can overcome ANY sin and can save ANY sinner who will accept God’s gracious offer of salvation through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  Believe (Ephesians 2:8-9), repent (Acts 2:38), confess (Romans 10:9-10) and be baptized (Acts 2:38)!  The dynamite of the cross of Christ will break the power of sin and the bonds of slavery to it.  The power of God will save you from sin and give you the promised inheritance of eternal life with Him!  Hallelujah, what a Savior!

​PRAYER: Thank You, Father, for the power of the cross of Jesus.  I cannot be saved by anything else other than Your grace applied to my faith in Him.  Today I claim the power of His cross to overcome the sins and struggles in my life.  Fill me with the power of the cross today.  Amen.


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