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Day 5: The Cruciform Life

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Passage: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (TNIV)

1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

Reflection: Here Paul speaks of the cruciform life as he says “I have resolved to know nothing but Christ and him crucified’.  For what do we see at the cross?  We see our shame, and our glory.  We see our brokenness and our restoration.  We see our guilt and our pardon.  We see our death and our Life.  We see ourselves and we see Christ!  Paul saw his sin and God’s forgiveness.  Therefore, he resolved to know nothing but this reality, for this is the ultimate reality, and where the power of God is experienced.  When we look at the cross, we are staring at reality!  May we also resolve to know nothing, but this cruciform reality.

Response: Let’s pray that we would be set to live a life that is completely resolved to know nothing but Christ and him crucified. Let’s ask God to shape our hearts and lives by this cruciform reality - Christ at the cross – filling us in every way so that we may live out and demonstrate his love and truth in all that we do.

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Day 3: “In God We Trust…”

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Day 2: “Who we are in Christ…”

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Monday, March 8th, 2010

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