Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
The Son sets us free by becoming a curse for us and thereby removing the curse from us, by taking all our guilt on Himself thereby clearing us of guilt, and by "binding the Strongman" through His death, thereby setting us free from Satan's kingdom. Oh, what a cross!
AT JESUS’ ATONING DEATH ON THE CROSS, IT IS SAID THAT
SIN WAS NULLIFIED, SINNER WAS JUSTIFIED, LAW
Carry A Cross-----Carry a cross that leads to a kingdom,
carry the scars for the sake of His Name, it will be worth it to enter God’s city, it will be worth all the heartache and pain.
Carry a cross that will take you to glory,
no matter the struggle just keep moving on,
for there is a mansion
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 15, 2001
IRONY AT THE CROSS
Only at the cross of Christ does man see fully what it is that separates him from God; yet it is here alone that he perceives that he is no longer separated from God. Nowehere else does the inviolable holiness of God, the impossibility of overlooking the guilt of man stand out
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 11, 2002
CROSSES ARE HEAVY
In March of 1997, Scott Mathews wanted the young people of Carthage, Missouri to understand the love of God. The theme for youth group that month was, “The Cross.” So they built a 500 lb, 8 by 14 foot redwood cross. It took ten students to move it. Crosses are heavy,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2004
RESPONDING TO THE CROSS
"If they did it in church, that's fine. Downtown's not the place for that."
Such were the comments offered by area residents as they passed Patrick Conaty, a hair-stylist in Leeds, Alabama as he hung on a cross. Conaty splattered fake blood on his body and climbed
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 28, 2006
Story – Cross Country.
I ran was on the Cross Country team for a year
– but being a sprinter, I found it boring.
When we would have a meet, we would Line up and go when we heard the Gun.
Everyone would take off as fast as they could.
Being a sprinter in 10 yards I would have a comfortable
CROSSING THE RIVER
Max Lucado, in his book, “Six Hours One Friday,” tells the story of a missionary in Brazil who discovered a tribe of Indians in a remote part of the jungle. They lived near a large river. The tribe was in need of medical attention. A contagious disease was spreading across the
Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Jan 18, 2010
TOUCH OF THE CROSS
Emil Brunner says that just as the touch of a King’s sword on the head of a soldier makes him a Knight; so does the touch of the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 6, 2011
SECURE IN THE CROSSING
During World War II, a passenger ship set sail from Great Britian headed for port in New York City. The Captain of the ship being afraid of enemy vessels, sought the advice and guidance of the British Admiral. The Admiral calmly assured the captain that no matter what
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 29, 2011
THAT CROSS ALONE
Clarence Jordan, author of the "Cotton Patch" New Testament translation, and founder of the interracial Koinonia farm in Americus, Georgia, was getting a red-carpet tour of another minister's church. With pride the minister pointed to the rich, imported furnishings and
THE GIFT OF A CROSS
Story: Woman Led to Christ through an Act of Kindness
Craig Groeschel, The Christian Atheist (Zondervan, 2011). p. 210
It's amazing what a difference the little things will make. For example, years ago when I was a new believer, I always wore a tiny cross pin on my
Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Mar 30, 2012
THE CROSS OF VICTORY
John Stott is his book The Cross of Christ, wrote, "It is impossible to read the New Testament with being impressed by the atmosphere of joyful confidence which pervades it, and which stands out in relief against the rather jejune (superficial) religion that often passes for
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on May 15, 2012
CROSSING THE LINE
A business training exercise shows how people from different cultures look at the same task in different ways. A leader draws an imaginary line on the floor, and puts one person on each side. The purpose is to get one person to convince the other, without force, to cross the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2008
NOTHING BUT THE CROSS
J. A. James is quoted as saying, "Although the pulpit is intended to be a pedestal for the cross, even the cross itself is sometimes used as a mere pedestal for the preacher's fame. We may roll the thunders of eloquence, we may scatter the flowers of poetry, we may diffuse
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 18, 2009
THE WONDROUS CROSS
Gal. 6:14 inspired Isaac Watts to compose one of modern Christendom’s favorite hymns. While preparing for a communion service in 1707, Isaac Watts wrote this deeply moving and very personal expression of gratitude for the amazing love that the death of Christ on the cross
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Imagine with me for a moment…
Pretend that a man from South America is speaking here. His name is Jose Samblanco, and having just arrived, he proclaims the good news to us that a Peruvian peasant by the name of Carlos Hernandez was electrocuted on the electric chair for your sins.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
John Stott, said,
"I could never myself believe in God if it were not for the cross. In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I turn to that lonely, twisted, tortured figure on the cross, nails through hands and feet, back lacerated, limbs wrenched, brow
Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 18, 2007
Cross or Sin?
A man once told his pastor, “I have a fierce temper, but I suppose that is my cross.”
“My friend,” the pastor replied lovingly, “That is not your cross, but it is your sin!” (Alan Redpath
Contributed by David Parks on Mar 25, 2013
THE PADDED CROSS
Well, here I am, Lord. You said, "Take up your cross," and I'm here to do it. It's not easy, You know, this self-denial thing. I mean to go through with it, through...yes, Sir. I'll bet you wish more people were willing to be disciples like me. I've counted the cost and