The Power … of the Cross
This week as we celebrate Easter, it is a time to reflect and rejoice. Through His death and resurrection Jesus reignited our personal relationship with God, cleansed our sin to enable the Spirit to reside in the temple of our body, and ushered in the Kingdom time, to be done on earth as it is in heaven. He has enabled us to participate and contribute to Kingdom growth, and His eventual return to the new creation on earth. I encourage you to think on how you contribute to the Kingdom, here on earth, and share your rejoicing with others.
Our Core values flow directly from the message of the Cross with Compassion at the heart of Jesus’ sacrifice, Integrity his model for humanity, and Honour his attitude towards God. We recognise these as our foundation for living and learning at Excellere College.
The last of N.T. Wright’s “Broken Signposts” that I will explore is Power. The power of love is greater than the love of power, and in our weakness lies our strength. Jesus is the inversion of the worldly concept of power, because the Son of Man came to serve, not be served. Kingdom power is from heaven, designed to take effect on earth, with the Spirit being a transfer of heavenly power to us.
As image-bearers we are obliged to share the wisdom of Godly power, and to shine a light on the corruption of worldly power.
“Humans are made to exercise power, but true human power was always intended to be exercised through self-giving love.” (p185)
Graeme Whitehead, Principal
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1: 7 (NIV)
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