Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Cross

"God didn't send me out to collect a following for myself, but to preach the Message of what he has done, collecting a following for him.  And he didn't send me to do it with a lot of fancy rhetoric of my own, lest the powerful action at the center - Christ on the Cross - be trivialized into mere words.  The Message that points to Christ on the Cross seems like sheer silliness to those hellbent on destruction, but for those on the way of salvation it makes perfect sense.  This is the way God works, and most powerfully as it turns out."

1 Corinthians 1:17-18, The Message (emphasis mine)

The Cross, The Cross Is always Ready
Everyday It Waits For Me
Christ, Oh Narrow Road Our Vision
Christ, The Everlasting Seed

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  1. Hi Lisa - I like that you say you wanted to attract a following for Christ. That is awesome.
    God bless

  2. Beautiful thought and reminder to follow Him selflessly. Love it!

  3. I love the way The Message phrased this particular passage Lisa... Very inspiring reminder!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  4. Thank you for this great reminder! I really love The Message.

  5. Great verse! The Cross of Christ is our power!

  6. Thank you for this post and the reminder!


  7. I haven't read much of the "Message" translation, but I really like the paraphrase of these verses! Not to get a "following"; oh that we all could keep our eyes focused on the prize of Jesus Christ.


  8. Thank you for this wonderful post. We must always keep our eyes on Jesus and what He did on the cross.