When I think of Easter, one of the first things I think of is the cross. Not just any cross, but the cross on which Jesus Christ, the Messiah, God’s own Son, died. The cross of Christ can mean different things to different people. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 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.”
In this brief verse we are given two distinct views of how people see the cross. To those who are perishing it is considered foolishness, but to those who are being saved it is the power of God. The cross becomes a dividing line in how we view the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 we are told that Satan, the god of this age, “has blinded those who do not believe to the truth lest the light of the Gospel of Christ should shine upon them.”
Now, it would seem that we have a dilemma in that Satan blinds them to the truth so they cannot believe. But in the next verse (2 Corinthians 4:5) Paul gives the solution for this blindness: “preach…Christ Jesus the Lord.” And in 2 Timothy 4:2 we are told to “preach the Word!” In Romans 1:16 Paul proclaims that “the Gospel of Christ is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.”
It is in this powerful, life-changing message of Easter, the Gospel of Christ, the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, and His burial and resurrection that every ministry of The Hope Center finds its core!
Every person who comes to The Hope Center will hear the message of Easter which is the promise of new beginnings and new life made possible through the redemptive work of Christ on the cross!
The Hope Center offers the hope of new life through Christ to men, women, and kids every day through nourishing meals, shelter, Christian care, classes, and many other programs and services made possible through your generous support.
Thank you for partnering with us to share the message of hope to destitute people. Lives are being changed…because you care!