Depend on the Power of the Cross 

“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.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Understanding the power of the cross is instrumental in understanding the concepts of KingdomNomics. It is by the cross that we are crucified to the world and have new life in Jesus Christ. Paul boasted about the cross in his own life with regard to his relationship to the world and the passions of the flesh. He was dead to them by the power of the cross. The same can be said of us when we apply the power of the cross to our own lives. God’s power overcame Jesus’ death on the cross! And it is the power of the cross that gives us new hope and new perspective for living.

Through the power of the cross, we are able to overcome the giants of consumerism and greed. They relentlessly pursue us to keep us from giving to the work of God. It is the power of the cross that enables us to overcome these giants by the practice of giving our time, talent, and treasure to those endeavors that will advance God’s kingdom. It is the power of the cross that allows us to develop the practice of giving so that when the opportunity arises, our hearts will be open and ready.Understanding the power of the cross is instrumental in understanding the concepts of KingdomNomics. It is by the cross that we are crucified to the world and have new life in Jesus Christ. Paul boasted about the cross in his own life with regard to his relationship to the world and the passions of the flesh. He was dead to them by the power of the cross. The same can be said of us when we apply the power of the cross to our own lives. God’s power overcame Jesus’ death on the cross! And it is the power of the cross that gives us new hope and new perspective for living.

The sinful nature is ever demanding us to think only of the temporal. By the power of the cross we can put to death these demands by focusing and feeding our minds on our eternal rewards. As we soak our minds on what the Spirit desires, his objectives and desires will grow in us. This growth will cause us to overcome what our flesh desires and enables us to fulfill the desires of the Spirit. By the power of the cross, we are able to become fully invested in God’s kingdom.

Heart Deposit

How have you seen the power of the cross working in your life? In what ways has the power of the cross influenced your giving? How can you begin to apply this principle to your life today?

KingdomNomics has confidence
in the strength of God.

Related Verses

“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.” (1Corinthians 1:17)

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Galatians 6:14)