Preach Christ Crucified!

Carl Higashi


1 Corinthinans 2:2-5

2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men[c] but in the power of God.


A simple presentation of the gospel, Christ crucified. This message was not delivered in arrogance, but presented in a God confident boldness that would be reflective of Paul's oratory talents (which he was well versed), but would even more so be reflective of God's Holy Spirit's power and authority. Paul as he shared the simple presentation of the gospel, was not wanting glory for himself, but that God be glorified alone. All he wanted what that in his message, the power of God be shown and not the skill of himself.


All the presentations and teachings that I am allowed to do at New Hope must reflect this type of reverence and love of God that Paul had. Each word that I speak must be spoken cofidently and boldly, and yet revere the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am reminded that every platform, any group gathering, any one on one encounter should be no different, in keeping Christ crucified at the forefront before speaking anything. I must be wel prepared as well. When it comes down to it, I get to do everything in my life because of Christ and His crucifiction, it is by His grace I am saved.


Lord as I have had just an amazing day getting to hear You for hours today, your words take me back to this simple message of the gospel, that You Father God loved me the same as You loved Jesus! As Easter is quickly approacing, may a simple presentation of your gospel be preached by each servant this Easter at New Hope Oahu and all our campuses. That people see the love You revealed through Christ crucified. Help me to do just that in every meeting that I have from the smallest to the biggest may I be spiritually prepared and confident to share You and You crucified!

May our Easter services bless and glorify You Lord, You alone!

Love you Lord! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Devotions for March 22

Joshua 12,13,14
1 Corinthians 7

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