Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Steve Malone on Apr 7, 2001
NO CROSS, NO POLAND
Charles Colson in his book Kingdoms In Conflict, tells how
before the collapse of communism, the government of Poland issued an order that all crucifixes were to be removed from classroom walls just as they had been banned in factories, hospitals, and other public
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral 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 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
THE CROSS BEARERS
The Lord brought two of his disciples to a road. He gave each one a cross of the same weight and asked them to carry it up to the end of the road, where he would wait for them. After this, the Lord disappeared.
The first disciple carried the cross with ease, while the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
"The Christian's Passion"
There is a powerful question that is too often avoided by preachers and church attendees alike, "Who took the rough edges off the Cross?" Modern day Christianity and the world have generally turned the cross into a nice piece of harmless jewelry, all
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
PREACH 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 the
CROSSING THE RIVER
Max Lucado in SIX HOURS ONE FRIDAY tells this story:
A missionary in Brazil 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 village.
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 Scott Bayles on Jun 22, 2009
THE STATUE AND THE CROSS
The Statue of Liberty stands across from the Island of Manhattan in New York. Soldiers, on their return from overseas, often speak in awe of the feelings they had as they sailed into the harbor and viewed the "Torch of Freedom" in Lady Liberty’s hand.
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 Ed Vasicek on Apr 4, 2010
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROSS
When a group of churches advertised their Easter celebration, no reference was made to the cross. The omission was deliberate. One church official explained, "The cross carries too much cultural baggage."
The true weight of the cross is not in its
I remember one holiday sitting in the living room chatting with my in-laws, when the subject of high school reunions and old classmates came up. In the course of our conversation, my brother-in-law started laughing when he proceeded to tell us a story about one of his
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
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