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  • Power In The Cross

    Chuck Kralik
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    “ For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power” (1 Corinthians 1:17, NIV).


    Many people view the Apostle Paul as one of the greatest preachers of all time.  Certainly, Paul was instrumental in spreading the Gospel like wildfire throughout the region of Asia Minor.  Paul, however, recognized that he was hardly the most eloquent of speakers, nor the wisest of men, and that the power behind his words was not in his preaching, but in the cross of Christ.


    At times, we might be hesitant to share the message of God’s love in Jesus with those around us.  We might feel like we don’t know enough about the Bible or that we won’t have the right words to say.  Paul destroys this notion as he recognizes his own limitations in speaking about Jesus, but he does it anyway.  Again, the power of God is not in the preaching, but in the cross of Jesus.


    As a pastor, I sometimes have people compliment me on a particular sermon.  As a Christian author, people will sometimes remark on the message of my writing.  I must admit that I love the affirmation!  Still, I recognize that these individuals are not ultimately responding to me, but to the good news of the Gospel.  And, while you think that might be humility on my part, it’s actually honesty.


    There is power in the cross of Jesus.  The message of the crucifixion changes lives and saves souls, and we are privileged to share it.  Therefore, let’s be bold in our witness and in our less-than-perfect delivery.  God will use it to change the world!

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