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   Message Of The Cross Church


We, The Message of The Cross Church, preach Christ Crucified.  And why? The Solution you and I seek cannot be found in the literature of today’s Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology or Human Psychiatry. Most certainly not, in the Newyork Time’s Best Sellers Book list, the Washington Post or Self-Help Books.  However, I have wonderful news for all! (The Gospel) in the inerrant word of God you will find the answer to your every need. The forgiveness of Sins, a New Life in Christ free from any Bondage or Strong Holds people seemingly can’t break away from, Eternal Life via the Atoning Work of our Lord Jesus, Hope for living, Peace from within, Joy unspeakable and Divine Rest.
Romans 8:32 He Who spared not His Own Son (concerns the Great Gift of God, i.e., the Lord Jesus Christ), but delivered Him up for us all (the Cross), how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (We can have all things that pertain to Life and Godliness, which Jesus paid for at the Cross, providing our Faith is ever in Christ and the Cross .) The Cross of Jesus Christ (what he did on the Cross) gives us access to all that we may ever need, in this life and even in the life to come.

Philippians 3:9

Christ Our Righteousness:

9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: Misplaced Faith will always Result in Self-Righteousness. The Pharisees in Jesus day was fair in their own eyes you see; they Fasted twice a week and prayed out loud for others to see and Performed all the External Rituals and Rites they Made Up and could not keep, Yet, Rejected Jesus Christ who came from “The God” they claimed to love. The question that pervades our minds is why? Their Faith was in their good Performances, and All the Mosaic Disciplines, but not in Jesus Christ. You see, the “Object of our Faith” must always be Jesus Christ and what He has Done for us on the Cross, and Not “Our Own Works” if we want God moving in our lives. Moreover, man cannot Save himself but he often time thinks he can Sanctify himself by his Sacrificial and good deeds in life. However, the “Only Good Sacrificial Work” that God Accepted and can Accept, is the “Sacrificial Act of Jesus Christ On the Cross.” Galatians 2:21, I do not frustrate the Grace of God for if Righteousness come by the Law then Christ is dead in vain. The word Law here relates to anything that “Men will Devise, such as Rituals, Rites, Ceremonies, smarts and Anything that man creates to deliver himself in this world.” That’s why our Faith must always be “exclusively” in Christ and the Benefits He has given to us via Calvary, for us to live “The Overcoming life” God has given to His Church through Jesus Christ and the Cross. Remember, “Christ is the Only Source and the Cross is the Only means whereby all Our Spiritual Blessings are a result of.” Eph 2:8, For by Grace are ye saved Through Faith; and that not of Yourselves; it is the Gift of God, Not of works, lest any Man should boast. By Bishop Amos Elliott