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Summary: CHRIST HAS SET AN EXAMPLE AND A PATTERN FOR US TO FOLLOW . 1. SALVATION 2. SANCTIFICATION 3. SUFFERING 4. SACRIFICE 5. SUBMISSION 6. SILENCE 7. SOVEREIGNITY

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THE PATTERN OF THE CROSS

OUTLINE

1. SALVATION

2. SANCTIFICATION

3. SUFFERING

4. SACRIFICE

5. SUBMISSION

6. SILENCE

7. SOVEREIGNITY

THE MESSAGE

THE PATTERN OF THE CROSS

1. SALVATION

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We must follow the example and the pattern of the cross of Christ in our lives. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ shows clearly that God wants to save us not destroy us. We must devote our lives to leading people to salvation.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

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Luke 19:10

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.

MARK 16:15-16

He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

LUKE 15:7

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

2. SANCTIFICATION

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The cross teaches us that our sinful fleshly desires must be crucified.We must live a holy and sanctified life.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

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ROMANS 6:5-7

If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

GALATIANS 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

3. SUFFERING

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The cross of Jesus Christ involved suffering. He suffered spiritually , emotionally and physically. He suffered spiritually when He became sin for us. Jesus suffered emotionally .His agony in the garden of gethsemane made Him sweat tears of blood. He suffered physically when whipped and crucified with nails with a crown of thorns pressed into his skull.We should be willing to suffer for the sake of Christ.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

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2 Corinthians 5:21

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Luke 22:44

And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

Mark 15:15-25

Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.

They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.

And they began to call out to him,


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