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The Cross

Anchor Devotional - 04.11.15


"And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death -
even death on a cross!"
(PHILIPPIANS 2:8)

Philippians 2:5-11

Once I had a friend who loved to strike up conversations with anyone he met who wore a cross necklace. He’d say to the wearer of the necklace, “What does that cross mean to you?” The answers varied greatly. To some, it was just pretty jewelry, maybe a gift from a loved one or a lucky charm. To others, it was a reminder that God sent His Son to pay the penalty for our sins. While the emblem of the cross evokes a number of thoughts and feelings, there is almost no one who is not familiar with its connection to
Jesus Christ.

I may not wear a cross around my neck, but I do carry its significance in my heart. I have the gift of salvation and the gift of the Holy Spirit in me. Sometimes the Holy Spirit “nudges” me to strike up a conversation with strangers. Often I hesitate. Yet what is more important than talking to someone who may need to hear that Jesus died on the cross for them? May I encourage you to take time today to speak to someone who may be hurting? Your tender concern could help bring a lost soul to Christ.

Scripture Focus

Philippians 2:5-11

Insight

WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS ON WHICH THE PRINCE OF GLORY DIED, I CANNOT KEEP IT TO MYSELF!

Read the Bible

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