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 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
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 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 Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
The story is told of old Bishop Warren Chandler, after whom the school of theology at Emory University was named. As he lay on his death bed, a friend inquired as to whether or not he was afraid. "Please tell me
frankly," he said, "do you fear crossing over the river of
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 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 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 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
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
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.