The Centrality of the Cross.
A message and a time of prayer by George E Markakis on Friday May 5, 2023, at the Prayer Conference “Welcome the King of Glory” at the EZRA Church in Latimer Minster, UK, organised by Ioan Peia.
There was a video that was broadcast live at the time, but had many audio problems. In this video the sound can be heard clearly and without break-ups.
The notes of the message:
My story of how I was born-again by the message of the cross of Jesus.
1 Corinthians 1:22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching [were] not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Why did Ap. Paul say “when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” ?
He came to Corinth after he departed from Athens, as we read in Acts 18. So, whatever led him to make that decision upon arrival in Corinth, was related to, and the result of, what happened in Athens – which we read in Acts 17.
My experience at the seaside of feeling the thorns and nails in Jesus’ body
Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the [life] which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
My story of the summer 2001 in California when I was first exposed to Christian preachers who preach a message without Jesus, without the Cross, without the Holy Spirit, without surrender, obedience, or sacrifice.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those [who are] Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
George E Markakis is a Pastor, and an international speaker;
an apostolic teacher of the Bible and a prophetic minister;
founder of Shalom Apostolic Ministries, based in Hellas (Greece);
co-founder and co-leader of the “Fellowship of Pastors and Leaders” (“Κοινωνία Ποιμένων & Εργατών Ευαγγελίου”), based in Athens, Hellas.
The commission of Shalom Apostolic Ministries:
“Speak Truth, Teach Faith, Build Prayer, Encourage God’s People”.
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