The Cross of Christ Transforms. . .Our Priorities
Steps to Take as You Follow Christ
Ask—How does the cross fit into my stance toward God?
Seek—Acknowledge God’s priority in your life, over your heart (all of your emotions), over your understanding (all of your thoughts), and overall of your strength (all of your actions).
Knock—Meditate on 1 John 4:10–12.
This is the love I mean: not our love for God, but God’s love for us when he sent his Son to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away. My dear people, since God has loved us so much, we too should love one another. No one has ever seen God; but as long as we love one another God will live in us and his love will be complete in us.
How does John define “love”? What does the death of Jesus on the cross teach us about God’s love? How do we find God’s love in all the human suffering that we witness? How can we concretely love one another?
Transform Your Life—Will yourself to love God and everyone else with whom you come into contact today and every day. Think about what it means to truly love other people. Seek to be a sacrificial lover first when it comes to the way you love other people and God.
The author of “The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ in Your Life“, Michael Dubriuel, passed away in 2009. His wife, author Amy Welborn, has made his book available as a free e-book! We HIGHLY encourage you to download this exceptional work!
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