The Preaching of the Cross #1
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Summary: Sermon on the Cross
Series: The Preaching of the Cross
Audience: General adults
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THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS
I CORINTHIANS 1:18 - FOR THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS IS TO THEM THAT PERISH FOOLISHNESS; BUT UNTO US WHICH ARE SAVED IT IS THE POWER OF GOD.
In Sequoia National Park in California, There is a big tree that stands 275 feet high
and is 36 feet in diameter. It is called the General Sherman. It is known as the biggest tree in the world. Today I want to talk to you about a tree that reaches from earth all the way to heaven and reaches all away around the world! And extends itself throughout all eternity!
I speak of the Tree - The Cross of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Calvarys Tree!
You see the devil had made a road for man to travel that led straight to a place called Hell But Praise God - God did not want man to go to hell So God slammed a Cross right in the middle of the road and said to man I love you and dont want you to go to hell and if man goes to hell He has to go around the Cross!
The Promise of the Cross was before the world began:
Revelation 13:8 The Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. Titus 1:2 God Promised Eternal life before the world began.
Just think God created the tree that He knew His Son would be crucified on!
There was a Savior before Sin There was Grace before Guilt There was Promise of Life before Death There was a Heaven before there was a Hell.
Where sin did abound Grace did much more abound! Adam sold us out But Praise the Lord Jesus bought us back! HALLELUJAH FOR THE CROSS IT IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION!
THE CROSS IS A CONSTANT REMINDER OF GODS LOVE
Every time you see the cross it should remind you of the marvelous Love of God!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life! Romans 5:8 But God commendeth His love towards us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Romans 8:32 He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all.
HYMN THE LOVE OF GOD
The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell; it goes beyond the highest star and reaches to the lowest hell; the guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave His Son to win; His erring child He reconciled, and pardoned from his sin. O love of God, how rich and pure How measureless and strong It shall for evermore endure The saints and angels song. Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made, were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade, to write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry.
WHEN THE DEVIL COMES AND TRIES TO TELL YOU GOD DOES NOT LOVE YOU TAKE HIM TO THE CROSS!
THE CROSS IS A CONSTANT REMINDER OF GODS GRACE
Eph. 2:8,9 For by Grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast.
GRACE The Unmerited Favor of God --- G.R.A.C.E Gods Riches At Christ Expense!
Grace is free but it is not cheap It cost Jesus His life on the cruel cross of Calvary!
THE CROSS REMINDS US OF THE PAYMENT FOR SIN!
When the devil comes Sing Jesus paid it all All to him I owe Sin has left a crimson flow He washed it white as snow
OR - At the cross At the cross Where I first saw the light and the burdened of my heart rolled away It was
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