The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life

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There is power in the cross of Christ that, sad to say, many Christians don't experience. Now you can learn to see Jesus' suffering and death not as some spectacle or theatrical production, but as a blueprint for how to live your life. Here is the radical teaching of Our Lord presented in a series of concrete steps that you can take at your own pace, whether you use this book alone or with a group. Here are the prayers, the reflections, the stories, and the teaching that will help you not only better comprehend ...
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Overview

There is power in the cross of Christ that, sad to say, many Christians don't experience. Now you can learn to see Jesus' suffering and death not as some spectacle or theatrical production, but as a blueprint for how to live your life. Here is the radical teaching of Our Lord presented in a series of concrete steps that you can take at your own pace, whether you use this book alone or with a group. Here are the prayers, the reflections, the stories, and the teaching that will help you not only better comprehend the power of Christ's great sacrifice for you, but come to better understand why and how to accept that power now.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592761005
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
How to Use This Book 15
The Cross of Christ Teaches Us... (Week One) 17
Day 1 Our Mission 19
Day 2 To Live the Gospel 24
Day 3 How to Pray 28
Day 4 About Repentance 33
Day 5 How to Trust and Give Thanks 37
Day 6 Reconciliation 41
Day 7 How to Love 46
The Cross of Christ Unites... (Week Two) 51
Day 8 The Temporal and Eternal 53
Day 9 Those Divided by Sin 58
Day 10 In Humility 63
Day 11 In Liberty 69
Day 12 Those Who Suffer for Justice 74
Day 13 Us in the Work We Have to Do 78
Day 14 God's Mercy and Love 83
The Cross of Christ Transforms... (Week Three) 89
Day 15 How We Worship 91
Day 16 How We See Jesus 96
Day 17 How We Forgive 101
Day 18 Law and Love 106
Day 19 Our Lives 111
Day 20 Our Priorities 116
Day 21 How We See Ourselves 120
The Cross of Christ Illumines... (Week Four) 125
Day 22 Blindness 127
Day 23 Lag Time 132
Day 24 Weakness 137
Day 25 Death 142
Day 26 Our Choices 147
Day 27 The Truth 152
Day 28 The Way to True Unity 156
The Cross of Christ Restores... (Week Five) 161
Day 29 Life 163
Day 30 Forgiveness 168
Day 31 The Image of God 172
Day 32 Our Freedom 176
Day 33 Obedience 181
Day 34 The Dignity of Work 186
Day 35 Justice 191
Taking Up Our Cross... (Week Six) 197
Day 36 In Abandonment 199
Day 37 In Reverence 204
Day 38 To Follow the Lord 208
Day 39 Be Prepared 212
Day 40 In Imitation of Christ 217
Day 41 To Stay with Jesus 222
Day 42 Be Not Afraid 227
Appendixes 233
I Questions for Group Discussions 235
II How to Use This Book as a Lenten Devotional 245
The Power of the Cross (Preliminary Lenten Days) 247
Ash Wednesday. Eternal Life or Death? 249
Thursday. Jesus' Invitation 255
Friday. How Much We Need Jesus 260
Saturday. A Matter of Life and Death 265
Notes 270
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