The message of the cross is the power of God to save us and to bring us to maturity.
(1 Corinthians 1:18 ; Romans 1:16-17)

The purpose of the message of the cross is to bring christians to maturity, so as to become conformed to the image of his (God’s) son, and to become perfect in Christ.

Jesus perfect… just as your father in heaven is perfect
Mathew 5:48

You are the salt of the earth…
You are the light of the world…
Mathew 5:13-14


…that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 1:28-29

My little children’s of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.
Galatians 4:19

…Since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.
Colossians 3:9-10