Sermon:
THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS CHRIST
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OUTLINE


1.SALVATION

2.SUBMISSION

3.SOVEREIGNITY

4.SACRIFICE

5.SUFFERING

6.SILENCE

7.STEPPING STONE


THE MESSAGE


THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS CHRIST
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1.SALVATION

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ shows clearly the will of God concerning mankind. God wants to save us not destroy us. God does not want anyone to perish but have everlasting life.It is man’s disobedience and unbelief that causes him to perish in eternal damnation.Also if God was willing to sacrifice his Son for us how much more He would rescue us from all situations that we get entangled in. The disciples once were caught in a storm while travelling in a boat with jesus.They feared they were going to perish. But Jesus saved them by calming the storm and rebuked the disciples for their unbelief. The cross of Jesus Christ makes it very clear that God does not want us to perish.Salvation is God’s will for us.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
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John 3:16-17

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


Luke 19:10

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.


Romans 8:32

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?


Mark 4:35-41

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side."

Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.

Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?"


He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"

They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"



2.SUBMISSION

The cross of Jesus Christ is an example of submission to the will of God. In the garden of Gethsemane Jesus prayed ’ not my will but thy will be done’. He submitted to the will of God even if it caused so much pain to Him. It is opposite to the spirit of rebellion that caused Lucifer to desire to be equal to God and not be submitted in the position that God had given him. The cross challenges us to submit to the will of God and not entertain unholy ambitions for ourselves like lucifer. Whenever we choose to do the will of God instead of doing our own will , we are carrying our cross and following the footsteps of Christ.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES