Monday 19 August, 2019
“For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2 NLT)
One of the cardinal messages of Christianity is that Jesus is Lord and he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was and has remained one of the biggest controversies two thousand years after it took place. Yet it is the message that we have been called to proclaim, that Jesus died on the cross for the salvation of mankind and that through his death we may receive forgiveness of our sins and become partakers of his eternal inheritance.
Passionate in proclaiming Jesus Christ crucified, the evangelist Billy Graham once remarked;
“God undertook the most dramatic rescue operation in cosmic history. He determined to save the human race from self-destruction, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to salvage and redeem them. The work of man’s redemption was accomplished at the cross”—Billy Graham.
Through Christ crucified on the cross we have been saved, and we have been called to proclaim this mystery of our salvation. Apostle Paul dedicated all his life after conversion to proclaiming Christ crucified. To the Corinthians he wrote; “For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2 NLT). I invite you to join Paul and many others in proclaiming Christ crucified in your home, in the neighborhood, in the marketplace and everywhere. We do not have any better message to proclaim than Christ crucified.
Prayer: Help me Lord to understand the mystery of the Crucifixion of Christ that I may be bold enough to proclaim it all of my life. Amen!
Rev. J. Tabi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Student.