We can’t carry our own cross

Yes, Jesus did say to his disciples “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”. But, Jesus himself could not carry His cross, and neither can you or I. Jesus fell under the load of his cross, weary, exhausted, and unable to carry it another step.

Mighty signs and amazing wonders, both in word and deed

It was through mighty signs and amazing wonders that Paul fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ. Without the message of the cross, there is no gospel, the gospel IS the message of Christ and Christ crucified, and without signs and wonders, the gospel can not be fulfilled. The gospel ministry is fulfilled when signs and wonders are evidenced.