Friday, April 3, 2009

An Inconvenient Truth

Three years ago, Al Gore’s documentary on global warming was given the title of “An Inconvenient Truth”. Long before Al Gore decided that global warming was an inconvenient truth the Apostle Paul declared the cross to be not just an inconvenient truth but the inconvenient truth.

1 Cor. 1:18 > For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Phil. 3:18-19 > Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame.

Accepting or rejecting global warming as an inconvenient truth will not impact your eternal destiny. But what you and I decide to do with the cross will determine where we spend eternity. The cross is the inconvenient truth that must be dealt with. The cross is inconvenient because there is nothing convenient about embracing the cross. When we embrace the cross everything else must adjust to the centrality of the cross in our lives. Behaviors must change, relationships are impacted, and daily decisions will be altered.

Sunday morning I will ask the folks at NGWC what I now ask you: Where have you put the cross? If you are in the Asheboro area I invite you to worship with us @ 10 am this Sunday. We will receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper as we literally gather around the Lord’s Table. We are placing the communion table (with a cross sitting on it) in the center aisle of the church. The cross and communion will be in the center of the church. The same place that it needs to be in each of our lives.

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