Power of the Cross Blog

A Christian blog with articles to inspire and edify.

All posts are created from the viewpoint 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.
 
 
 
 
 

Turn the Church Lights On!

There is this big fad in the modern christian service to turn the church lights off. It seems to be an effort to emulate the tactics of secular entertainment. Why is it not overly obvious that the church is to be separate and different from the world? Why would the church want to give the appearance of a rock concert or bar environment? Why would Christians want to sit in a church service where they could not read a Bible? It may seem innocent but what are we saying to the world and what are we teaching the next generation?
As I was meditating on these questions, I found a scripture that stands out in the Bible that gives us guidance on what is was like when Paul ministered. Acts 20:7-8 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. It was no accident the Holy Spirit gave this verse for the church.
Paul preached with the room well lit. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.(1st Thess 5:5) Turn the lights on in the church services, especially youth ministries. Get out of the darkness and let the light in!
– Pastor FL Wilson
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5 Reasons Children Should Be in the Main Service

children in main worship 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.”

 



Illumination by AW Tozer

Stained Glass Jesus

If you have to be reasoned into Christianity, some wise fellow can reason you out of it! If you come to Christ by a flash of the Holy Spirit so that by intuition you know that you are God’s child, you know it by the text but you also know it by the inner light, the inner illumination of the Spirit, and no one can ever reason you out of it. – AW Tozer