The Message of the Cross Speaks

Beloved,

Good morning,

I trust your Easter weekend was a fabulous one! We were excited to celebrate Easter with you on Sunday, culminating with Holy Communion. We took our text from 1Cor. 1.18, “For 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.” By the direction of the Holy Spirit, we put emphases on the message of the cross speaks .  .  .  . #1. Pardon: Through Jesus’ death on the cross, we are pardoned, or we are released from the penalty of sin, by placing our trust in Him to forgive us of our sin. #2. Purity: We need not only the forgiveness of sin, but also a conscience that is clean. As believer’s, we need to let the purity of God penetrate into our lives as far as the pollution of sin once did. #3. Peace: In Christ Jesus, I go free from the guilt of sin, free from the past, and the pain of yesterday. How? When we accepted Jesus as our Savior, we now have peace WITH God, that will lead us into the peace OF God, by renewing our minds to His Word [the Bible]. #4. A Promise:

Jn. 11.25, 26; Jesus said to her [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” The promise is in His statement, “I am the resurrection and the life.” He is claiming to be the source of both! And He is!!!  There is NO resurrection apart from Jesus Christ, there is NO eternal life apart from Jesus Christ. I believe the take-away for us is, the message of the cross provides us victory for every day of our life. Plus, Our victory is NOT dependent on our circumstances being perfect or flawless.  Our victory is secured in the blood of Jesus, shed at Calvary, on a hill called Golgotha. ❤️

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Man of God Quotes

To be entirely safe from the devil’s snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them.

Aiden Wilson Tozer

To become effective men of God, then, we must know and acknowledge that every grace and every virtue proceeds from God alone, and that not even a good thought can come from us except it be of Him.

Aiden Wilson Tozer

The difference between human heroes and sacred characters lies just in this: the man is just a man, but behind the man of God, God Himself is ever standing greater than the man and overshadowing him by His infinite and glorious presence.

A. B. Simpson

Apostolic preaching cannot be carried on unless there be apostolic prayer. Men of God, before anything else, are indispensable to the furtherance of the kingdom of God on earth.

Edward McKendree Bounds

Powerful Bible Quotes for Women


“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” ~ Proverbs 31:25

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” ~ Luke 1:45

“In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.” ~ 1 Timothy 3:11

“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” ~ Proverbs 31:26

“God is within her, she will not fall.” ~ Psalm 46:5

“May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” ~ Ruth 2:11

“My beloved spoke and said to me,
‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.
See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.’” ~ Song of Solomon 2:10-12

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” ~ Proverbs 31:30

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” ~ Genesis 2:18

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