Saturday, January 9, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 January 9

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Today's Morsel:  You know, we don't hear a lot of preaching and singing in the churches about the cross anymore.  Pastors are having to focus their sermons towards messages that bring encouragement and focus on being able to meet people where they are in their day to day life.  But the most encouraging message that can be preached is the Cross of Jesus Christ.   The church seems to have become a place of trying to fix peoples' hurts, sicknesses, pains, and weaknesses instead of giving them what they need and allowing them to fix their own problems.   Paul said that the preaching of the cross to us that are saved is power.  So we can see the reason that Satan wants all the monuments or anything that displays a cross, or has anything to do with Jesus to  be removed.  We can see why he his goal is to stop the preaching of the Cross.  If the Christian doesn't understand the importance of the Cross, he will remain powerless.

Sing:   At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away, it was there by faith, I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day.

Thought For Today:  The Cross still gives power.

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