Summary: We may see the three nails, but there was more than three nails, there was a plan, there was love...
THERE MUST HAVE BEEN MORE THAN JUST 3 NAILS
WHAT HELD JESUS TO THE CROSS
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfinger@aol.com
I HAVE A CROSS AND THREE NAILS BEFORE THE CROWD...
I HAVE 8 PIECES OF WOOD WITH THE 8 THINGS PAINTED ON THEM...
Type of punishment in ancient times.
Deut. 21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise
bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled,
which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
BEFORE THE CROSS OR CRUCIFIXION CAME A CONDEMNATION, THEN A SCOURGING...
The tradition was to mix vinegar (acid) and gall (bitterness) ... TO NUMB...
Matthew 27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS IS A GREAT SYMBOL OF BIBLICAL DOCTRINE...
THERE IS A MESSAGE FROM THE CROSS...
THE CROSS WHILE DESPISED AND A SHAME BRINGS GREAT GLORY...
THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ENEMIES OF THE CROSS... WITHOUT & WITHIN
Philip. 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are
the enemies of the cross of Christ:
I have heard several debate the THREE RUSTY NAILS... through the flesh was what
kept Jesus on the cross those hours until HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD ...
HEBREW FOR NAIL: YATHED...
PEG, NAIL FOR PIERCING...
Col. 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened
together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took
it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Ephes. 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the
THERE WERE 3 CRUCIFIED THAT DAY:
1. ONE DIED IN SIN
2. ONE DIED TO SIN
3. ONE DIED FOR SIN...
DID 3 BIG, RUSTY NAILS HOLD JESUS TO THE CROSS?
THERE WAS MUCH MORE THAN NAILS HOLDING HIM...
1. THERE WAS A ROPE OF THE PROMISE OF GOD... FORE ORDAINED PLAN...
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed;
it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Genesis 12:3 I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all
families of the earth be blessed.
2. THERE WAS A ROPE OF GOD THE FATHER'S WILL...
Matthew 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may
not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
Matthew 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not
pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
Matthew 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more
than twelve legions of angels?
3. THERE IS THE ROPE OF LOVE... LOVE NEVER FAILS...
1 Cor. 13:8 Charity never faileth: ----
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
4. THERE IS THE ROPE OF SUBSTITUTION... NOT A HIRELING BUT A REAL SHEPHERD...
2 Cor. 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement
of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
5. THE ROPE THAT HELD JESUS TO THE CROSS TOOK THE STINGER OUT OF DEATH,
TOOK OUT THE VICTORY OF THE GRAVE...
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed
upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance
of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)