Summary: This sermon address the topic of how close one is to the cross.
Title: Words from the Cross
Sub Title: Close to the Cross (Affection)
“Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing”
“Assuredly, I say unto you, today you will be with me in paradise”
The words of today’s text were:
Spoken during Agony
Spoken during Antagonism
Speaks of Amazing Grace John Newton, hymn writer Amazing Grace
“Once an infidel and Libertine, a servant of slavers in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long labored to destroy” -Engraved upon the tombstone of John Newton,
-Osbeck’s 101 Hymn Stories
l. THOSE WHO ARE AT A DISTANCE FROM THE CROSS.
ll. THOSE WHO DESPISE THE CROSS.
A. The Roman Governor (Pontius Pilate)
lll. THOSE WHO STAND IN DEVOTION TO THE CROSS.
A. Mary Magdalene REDEMPTION
B. Mary Salome REMEMBRANCE
C. Mary, mother of JesusREALIZATION
D. John, the Beloved RESPONSIBILTY
lV. THOSE WHO ACCEPT THE DUTY OF THE CROSS.
1. A word of Comfort
2. A word of Commitment
How close are to you the cross?