“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
Our culture is becoming less and less “churched”. Christianity is becoming less and less “appealing” to many. As Christians we have been given the honor of serving as Christ’s ambassadors to this world. This devotion is not intended to provide specific directions on HOW to do that, but I pray this will prompt us all to be mindful of the fact that we are Christ’s witnesses in this world and it is our responsibility to pass the message on while we have the chance. The message of the cross, that is, what Jesus has done for us and all sinners by His death and resurrection, is the power of God that causes others to believe. In Romans 1:16 NIV the apostle Paul declares, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” You and I have comfort in knowing that God loves us, our sins are forgiven, and eternal life is our possession. You and I have the task of doing whatever we can to make sure others know that God loves them, forgives them, and gives them eternal life through Christ as well. The Gospel, the message of the cross is the power that will make that happen. Pray about how God will use you to have spiritual conversations with others, and pray that He will open the door for you so share the foundation of your peace, hope, and joy.