Summary: the value of the cross
Intro: there seems to be a cry going up across this land for equality. That everyone get a fair shake, that everyone gets the same deal or privileges as someone else. For most of us realist, we know that in this world, there are no places where there is level ground. Many times it is who you know, where you live, what school you attended and so on. That is the beauty of the cross, at the cross there is level ground. Let’s look at the cross and see it’s equality.
1. no one is rich enough to buy the cross—Revelation says, and I saw both great and small bow before the throne. There are no exceptions with God, you can’t buy one ounce of his precious blood, all the money in the world won’t buy one splinter off the old rugged cross.
2. no one is smart to by-pass the cross—at school you have those that are involved in advance classes, you have people that skip grades. Years ago when the rubix cube came out, for many it took hours to solve. But a young boy in China at 8 years old, solved the cube in 12 seconds. It doesn’t matter if you are a Jeopardy winner, you cannot by-pass the cross.
3. no one is strong enough to move the cross—we live in a world of physical fitness, and powerful sports figures. But the strongest man cannot move the cross, it must be knelt at for someone to be saved.
4. no one is famous or popular enough to get an escort past the cross. In our society dignitaries and movies stars, and political people get parade escorted to the front of the line, they get preferential treatment, but at the cross it isn’t who you are, but whose your are.
5. no one is righteous enough not to need the cross—all our righteousness is as a filthy rag, there is none righteous, no, not one, we all fall short of the glory of God.
6. no one is too lost, to sinful, to far from God, that the cross can’t save them. All that call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
7. there are no races at the cross, there are no denominations at the cross, there are no differences at the cross, what Jesus has done for one, He has done for all.
Tonight, let’s celebrate the cross, there is where you’ll find, level ground.