Power of the Cross Blog

A Christian blog with articles to inspire and edify.

All posts are created from the belief that faith in Christ and Him crucified is how we receive every good thing from God. When our faith is in the correct object, the Holy Spirit can work through us, bringing out the Power of God in our life. 
 

5 Reasons Children Should Be in the Main Service

 
Here’s 5 reasons children should regularly be in the main service:
 

Children should not be removed from the main body for convenience sake.

 
This is one reason churches remove them from regular church service. They want a professional church service where adults can enjoy the worship without being disrupted by noisy little ones. This sounds good, but the Book of Acts never talks about having a professional service nor does the Bible talk about meeting our own selfish needs during church, but it does talk about children not being pushed aside.
 
Matthew 19: 14  Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
 
 
 


One Nation Under God

Biblical Truths for the USA

One Nation Under God
 
Without God and the Bible as our foundation and guidance, there is little hope for the United States. We are in need of a spiritual awakening like never before in the history of this country. The USA is morally bankrupt and on the verge of a collapse economically and spiritually. 
 

Out of Time

We are out of time. We must turn back to God and His Word before it is too late. There are some basic bible truths citizens should learn and quickly.

  1.  Wherever God’s law is supreme, life and property are safe. Wherever the Bible is despised or discarded, neither life nor property is secure.
  2. When worldly friends were discussing theories around the dining table one day, Voltaire said: “Hush, gentlemen, till the servants are gone. If they believed as we do, none of our lives would be safe.” The influence of the Bible in restraining sin and promoting righteousness is one of the evidences that it is a supernatural and divine revelation.
  3. A nation without God’s guidance is a nation without order. Happy are those who keep God’s law!
  4. In Romans 1, the apostle Paul gives the four step decline in the history of the nation that forgets God:
    1. A nation rejects God
    2. turns to false religion
    3. it becomes bogged down in immorality and violence
    4. and then God judges it.
 
Consequently, a nation without God is a nation in serious trouble. Let us turn back to the God Word and Truths while there is still time.


man walking with boy

Father, where is your boy tonight?

man walking with boy

 

 “A father took his little child out into the field one Sunday, and he lay down under a beautiful shady tree, it being a hot day. The little child ran about gathering wild flowers and little blades of grass, and coming to his father and saying: ‘Pretty! pretty!’ At last the father fell asleep and while he was sleeping the child wandered away. When he awoke, his first thought was ‘where is my child?’ He looked all around, but he could not see him. He shouted at the top of his voice, and all he heard was the echo of his own voice. No response! Running to a little hill, he looked around but all he heard was his own voice. Then going to a precipice at some distance, he looked down, and there upon the rocks and briers, he saw the mangled form of his loved child. He rushed to the spot, and took up the lifeless corpse, and hugged it to his bosom, and accused himself of being the murderer of his own child.
 
While he was sleeping his child had wandered over the precipice. I thought as I heard that, what a picture of the Church of God! How many fathers and mothers, how many Christian men are sleeping now while their children wander over the terrible precipice a thousand times worse than that precipice, right into the bottomless pit of hell? Father, where is your boy tonight?” – D.L.Moody


trust in God when it doesn't make sense

Trust

trust in God when it doesn't make sense

 

Trust Brings Blessings

Having trust in the Lord does not come easy sometimes. We must have trust in the Lord to receive the blessings He has for us. Some examples of trusting God in the Bible: 
 
  • Hezekiah trusted in the Lord so much that the Bible tells us there was no other king before or after (2nd Kings 18:5 “He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.”).
  • David thanked God for the blessing of Salvation despite the failures David had (Psalms 13:5 “But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”)
  • Despite the circumstances, Job trusted the Lord in the midst of great trials (Job 13:15 ” Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him”) 
 
Trust in God today with every care with every problem that is in your path. Let your trust in Him rise to a new level. Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Don’t trust in your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. 


A Word from God

I heard a Word from God when I got in the car after church today, take it for what it is, I was reluctant to post it because of the word “soon”, I am only human and “soon” means something different to humans than it does to God (??? or will it ???) , but I am certain this was to be shared with God’s people.

 
 “The path to light and the path to darkness is before this nation. Enter into the light for life, it is a very narrow path that can only be followed by the Way of the Cross, the small door opens to life eternally with Me, the darkness is a very large path that is easily followed with a great door that opens to the 2nd death. I will soon humble this nation, every soul will chose a path, be ready to reap the harvest of souls. ” ~ We need to be praying for this nation like never before, we should pray for God to take over our churches like never before.