What a profound statement that is! If you and I are going to reach our world there are many things you can talk about with your neighbors, school friends, office people, factory…wherever you may be. But there is one thing you cannot miss and that is Jesus Christ crucified. Judas Iscariot denied Jesus Christ though he walked with Him for three years, and never honored Him, and sold Him for thirty pieces of silver. You and I cannot do the same as Judas Iscariot, but we would if we don’t preach the cross.

When you want someone to meet God, you must explain how Christ died on the cross for our sins; how God the Father laid the sins of us all on Him, and how He, by dying in our place, bought us forgiveness and eternal life. To preach Christ without His cross is to betray Him with a kiss.


“To preach Christ without His cross is to betray Him with a kiss.”

1 Peter 2:24

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”