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Icon: The Empowering Invitation of the Cross

Loser’s Club

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The cross seems foolish to those clinging to what fades, but for those choosing transformation, it holds the invitation and power to experience God and change the world. Through everyday losses and acts of surrendered fruitfulness, Jesus followers manifest His alternative kingdom and stop hearts with living proof of His upside-down way of love.

  • Madonna struggled with feelings of inadequacy and a constant need to prove herself, which Christians can also relate to.
  • The way of the cross is an invitation to an alternative lifestyle that prioritizes losing, serving, and giving things away over winning, achieving, and clinging to things.
  • To those who are perishing, the message of the cross seems foolish, but to those who are being saved, it is the power of God as it transforms us and allows us to experience God’s power.
  • When we embrace the way of the cross daily through small decisions, it manifests God’s power in stopping and changing lives.
  • Chasing ambition and achievement leaves us discontent, but surrendering to the Spirit produces fruit like love, joy, peace through our responses to situations.

Will you accept the cross’s empowering invitation each day? When conflict comes, will you lose to win? As the Spirit shapes your responses, His power can flow through you to touch others with hope. May the church experience revival by embracing Christ’s way – not for pride but to partner in His purpose of redemptive work through everyday lives lived full for His glory alone. The choice is yours to participate in His kingdom now.


1 Corinthians 1:18

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