The Power of the Cross 

The cross of Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith. 

The cross reveals to us the very character of God: His love for lost sinners and His perfect justice come together at the cross. If we want to grow in our love for God, which is the first and greatest commandment, then we need to grow in our understanding of the cross, which shows us God’s great love. 

The cross is the place where all the wounds of sin, suffering and slavery are healed, restored and cleansed.  

If you suffer from emotional problems, guilt, anxiety, depression, anger, or addiction, there is healing in the cross of Jesus. If you are going through tragedy or suffering, there is comfort in knowing Jesus experienced and felt pain like every one of us. 

Peter wrote these very words to slaves who were suffering terrible bondage under cruel masters. The words about Christ’s wounds and stripes must have spoken to the hearts of these slaves who were whipped unjustly. Peter knew that if they understood what happened on the cross, it would result in them a heart of overflowing gratitude to the One who bore so much on their behalf.

“Through Christ’s death on the cross, those who turn to Him are delivered from both the penalty and the power of sin.”
(1 Peter 2:24,25)

The cross shows us that God loves everyone, but there is a powerful and divine grace for those who are hurting, suffering, or under the power of sin, that call out to Christ. 
All that is needed is to trust in His gift of salvation. Seek Jesus and receive the power of God’s love that sets you free. 
Only God is Love 
Only Jesus can truely set you free!

He wants to be your Shepherd and Friend. 
He loves you just as you are, but He loves you too much to leave you broken or dirty. He wants to heal you and deliver you from every harmful effect of sin. Will you turn to Him?
Ask Jesus to step into your life today. Believe that nothing is impossible for Him, and open your heart to receive His gift of forgiveness and acceptance. 

“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 Cor 1:18)