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  • The Cradle, The Cross, The Crown

    Contributed by Richard Deem on Nov 24, 2001
    based on 1,265 ratings

    The earthly ministry of Jesus Christ can be divided into 3 stages; namely the Cradle, the Cross and the Crown.

    TEXT: Philippians 2:5-11 "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in more

  • Reactions To The Cross Series

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 59 ratings

    an exposition on Matt ch 27

    THE REACTIONS TO THE CROSS Matthew 27 v. 26 - 56 - v. 36 "and sitting down they watched Him there" 1. The Soldiers saw the Rectitude of the Cross them Christ was a criminal v. 27 - they stripped Him v. 28 , crowned Him (with thorns) v. 29, mocked Him v. 29, spit upon Him v. more

  • Just How Badly Did Jesus Suffer? Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 86 ratings

    The violence in The Passion of the Christ has many moviegoers asking: Does the movie have to be so bloody?

    The violence in The Passion of the Christ has many moviegoers asking: Does the movie have to be so bloody? Most film critics have felt the need to stress their discomfort with the amount of violence in the film. Roger Ebert, who gave it a thumbs up, said The Passion of the Christ is the most more

  • Was It Really Like That? Series

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Mar 26, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    One of the biggest questions I’ve heard people asking about Mel Gibson’s movie is: "Wow. . . did that really happen?" A reviewer in TIME mag put it this way: "The first thing you have to decide is. . . is it based on fact or fiction?" *HANDOUT INCLUDED*

    WAS IT REALLY LIKE THAT? How many of you here today have seen The Passion of the Christ? How many of you left there with questions? <HANDS> This series, I’m taking some of the most common questions I’ve heard, and giving them an honest look. One of the biggest questions I’ve encountered more

  • 2 Different People, 2 Different Choices - A Tale Of Two Sinners Series

    Contributed by Brian Burkett on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 49 ratings

    It is about the 2 criminals on the cross, and how they represent the 2 different kinds of people in the world: Those who follow Christ, and those who deny Him.

    I want to share with you a story of two different people in Jesus’ life, and how they made two very different choices. I want to tell you the story of two people who are very much like you and me. It’s a tale of two sinners. Do you remember seeing in the movie two criminals being crucified with more

  • The Punishment And Death Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Apr 1, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    THe punishment and death of Christ and how he paid the price for us

    The Punishment and Death 4/4/04 The death of Jesus shows us Gods Passion for Us. Intro: Jesus has been sentenced to die. As we state last week, Pilate has given in to the demands of the people and handed Jesus over to be crucified. **PP- Jesus and Pilate Scripture: Mark more

  • The Dreaded Cross

    Contributed by David Owens on Apr 1, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    Jesus dreaded the cross because of the weight of sin and separation from God that he would experience.

    “The Dreaded Cross” David Owens Text: Luke 23:26-49 2/29/04 Introduction: A. As you probably noticed, I have titled today’s sermon, “The Dreaded Cross.” 1. The cross was truly something that Jesus dreaded. 2. Jesus did not go to the dreaded cross like a child facing something they dread more

  • Understanding Christ's Passion

    Contributed by Lanny Carpenter on Apr 2, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    A look at the passion of Christ and how it is to be understood.

    UNDERSTANDING CHRIST’S PASSION ISAIAH 52:13 – 53:12 INTRO: Centuries ago on the south coast of China, high on a hill overlooking harbor of Macao, Portugese settlers built an enormous cathedral. 1. Believed it would weather time, so placed a massive bronze cross as its centerpiece. 2. Mot more

  • What Jesus Knew About The Passion

    Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Apr 12, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    I talk about how Jesus endured the emotional, physical and spiritual sufferings he encountered.

    What Jesus Knew About the Passion April 11, 2004 Intro: "You have to be living in a hole like Saddam was to avoid all the attention that’s been given to Mel Gibson’s new movie The Passion of the Christ." Rick Warren. I encourage you to go see it if you haven’t. It has caused quite a stir more

  • Es Necesario Morir

    Contributed by J. Martin on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 163 ratings

    Habiendo Jesús mismo experimentado la crueldad de la crucifixión, ¿por qué no nos evitaría este dolor tan horrendo? ¡Jesús simplemente quiso enseñarnos que era necesario morir!

    En la porción que hemos leído, Jesús dejó dicho que toda persona debía tomar su propia cruz para poder ser Su discípulo. La cruz era un castigo cruel al que podían ser sometidos los rebeldes o esclavos desobedientes. Dios mismo maldijo a todo aquel que colgaba de un madero (Deuteronomio 21:22, more

  • Three Hours Of Darkness

    Contributed by Gary Huckaby on Feb 24, 2003
    based on 224 ratings

    Do you know why there were three hours of darkness while Jesus was on the cross? Do you know what took place during those three dark hours? Find out in this message.

    THREE HOURS OF DARKNESS By-Evangelist Gary Huckaby D.D. [Today’s text] Matthew 27:45-53 "Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, more

  • People At The Cross Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 108 ratings

    There were all kinds of people at the Cross. What distinguished these groups of people? The condition of their souls, their spiritual heart attitudes. Around the Cross of Jesus, we can see people who demonstrated some contrasting heart conditions.

    People At The Cross (Matt. 27:36-44, Luke 23:39-43, John 19:25-27) 1. A father and daughter we walking through a spacious prairie. 2. In the distance, they could see fire all around them. They knew they could not escape it. 3. The father knew there was only one way to escape: set fire more

  • The Bleakest Of The Bleak Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 21, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    The Work Christ accomplished on the Cross is more than we can know, but we can at least understand a few of the most important accomplishments. The events surrounding the crucifixion picture the theology behind this monumental climax of history.

    The Bleakest of the Bleak (Matt. 27:45-55, John 19:30, Luke 23:47-48) Intro 1. I am into spot removing and solvents---at least a little bit. 2. Here are some common spot or stain treatments: (show removers, bleach, ammonia, etc.) 3. Some solvents will remove only some stains 4. more

  • His Shame, Our Glory

    Contributed by Michael Reeves on Oct 4, 2002
    based on 56 ratings

    A message that examines the spiritual truth that Christ was unclothed so that we might be clothed upon.

    Introduction: Today we continue our studies through the most exciting but also the most dreadful story in all the Word of God - the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. I started off with the idea of comparing the four soldiers of verses 23-24, and the four saints (women) of verses 25-27. But as I more

  • Time To Decide Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 27, 2004
    based on 86 ratings

    God rebukes Jeremiah in this text. Jeremiah is told to "repent." Why?

    OPEN: (A Poem by Dr. Seuss) Did I ever tell you about the young Zoad - who came to a sign at the fork of the road? He looked one way and the other way too - the Zoad had to make up his mind what to do. Well, the Zoad scratched his head, and his chin, and his pants. – And he said to himself, more