THE POWER OF THE CROSS

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. Colossians 1:13 (NKJV)

There has never been—and will never be—anything that rivals the awesome power of the gospel.

The gospel has the power to deliver from death. Because Christ paid the penalty of sin—death—and emerged from the tomb, the gospel is the only power that can liberate humankind from the horror of eternal, spiritual death. The gospel alone can transfer you from the domain of death and darkness into the kingdom of life and light.

It has the power to liberate from sin’s bondage. Through the indwelling Holy Spirit, the power of the gospel transforms your behavior, unchaining you from the grip of habits and passions. You are free to obey a new Master.

The gospel also has the power to radically alter every relationship. Instead of your striving for self-dominance or self-protection, the gospel empowers you to reorient your life toward selfless giving, living, loving, and serving.

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