The Cross:

I Cor. 1:16

Paul wrote: "For the preaching of the cross is to them which perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God". In his letter to the Galatians, Paul emphatically set forth: "God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world" (6:14).

Jesus further issued the stern command, "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me" (Luke 9:23).

The cross is Godís Master Work, the center of His Plan and the focal point of history. But why the cross?

I. WHY THE CROSS?

II. THE POWER OF THE CROSS:

III. What does the cross mean to you this morning?