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
The Christian faith is full of symbols, types, and shadows. However, the Cross is perhaps the most recognizable Christian symbol of all. Yes, it represents the method by which Jesus was crucified and the compelling message of the Cross which includes not only Jesus’s death, but also His burial and resurrection. The power of God is the message of the Cross but we often fail to understand that a deep and profound meaning lies in this simple and common symbol.
Understanding the message and significance of the Cross is crucial to living the abundant Christian life. If we are going to be disciples of Jesus Christ and make a difference in the world around us, we must understand and appropriate everything Jesus did for us at Calvary. God longs for us to grasp the full impact of Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection because there is so much power in what He accomplished.
The Cross is the Key to unlocking the wonderful life we have in Jesus because the message of the Cross is the power of God.