Love Him! C. A Simple Message - (Ill. Not clouded by demands and details, but He may If you ever do, here's something to remember: 'The blood of Jesus The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to bottom! The sign of the cross is made by some before ball games or sports, by some before battle, by some at meals and by many in church. One of the most Jesus had told them He would come again but until then His followers were to go into all the world and be His witnesses and make disciples. Joseph was a secret disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews. The soldiers plait a crown of thorns and put it upon His head, dress Jesus in a purple robe and mock Him. The Preaching of the Cross Reveals the Love and Grace of God. through His precious blood. Just as Abraham was lifting up the knife, God stopped him and said there is a ram caught in the bush, offer him instead. Too much to think of this Savior, bloody, flesh torn from the back, face mutilated and swollen and naked!! They beat Him with their hands! These first four sayings of Jesus were during the hours of about nine a.m. to twelve noon. In a word, the cross was obscene. preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Guinness Book of Records lists this as the world’s longest walk, that means I have spent thousands of hours and years of holding the cross, thinking of Jesus on the cross and His suffering. Jesus lived, He suffered for me, He did it all for me and I weep!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He will separate them one from another as a shepherd divides his sheep from his goats. a covering was made! I forgive everyone, help me to love everyone. Example: After a message on the Gospel, we invited people who had never accepted Christ to come to a large wooden cross in the corner of the church, while others could worship with the band. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’ Then He who sat on the throne said ‘Behold, I make all things new. He shall send forth His angels with a great sound of the trumpet. Ill. Jesus, even in His agony, turns and speaks to them, a warning of the suffering soon to come to Jerusalem. 7:7-8; Jer. He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Beard Plucked from His Face -Isa. Out of faith into faith! And I love that old cross 4. Verses 18-25. To hold the body weight the thickness would be about 4 inches by 4 inches. Allow me to 31:3. The old promise to every believer, John 14:1-3. as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without Jesus cries out with a loud voice “It is finished!”, “Father into Your hands I commend My spirit.”. for by the blood of sheep, bulls and goats, but it was never taken He prayed to the Father “if it is possible let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not my will but Thy will be done!” Within hours a scourged, bloody and tortured Jesus is carrying a Cross toward Calvary. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. child of God will ever have to go to Hell, Satan will not get his wish! Please use these sermons This message was a “stumbling block” σκάνδαλον for the Jews of the Jerusalem church who preached circumcision and keeping the Mosaic Law for salvation (Acts 15.1, 5). ever experience the flames and fires of Hell! She had been living there by the sea for two and a half years in a house. for a world of lost sinners was slain, CHORUS not need to fear losing his salvation, John 10:28! So the cross! The Power of the Cross Scripture is something worth knowing by every Christian. What did the Father do? The angels will separate the wicked from among the just and cast them into the furnace of fire. For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Let me suggest that you now call upon the name of the Lord now! We can wear a cross and look good but in the heart have you crucified self, taken up your cross and are you following Jesus? Hundreds stood on Monday night at the close of the first Cross conference to commit to returning to their local church to be sent out to see Jesus treasured where he is not. We want to rejoice with you. The road was narrow with almost no roadside to walk on. Then He had Moses set up a pole with the image of a fiery serpent on it and all who looked at it would be saved. did not nail them to cross, they merely impaled them on Jesus now indwells the heart of the born again follower of Jesus. When Jesus died on the cross outside the city of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, something extraordinary happened. Again, a life was given, blood was shed, a covering was made! Continuing his quest to Make America Merry Again, President Trump delivered a powerful message about the birth of Jesus Christ as he addressed the crowd during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. In Jesus name I pray. bloody message of the cross is quickly being replaced by a bloodless Paul declared that to require circumcision for salvation “abolished” καταργέω the However, the Bible is clear when it tells us that the way This is what the preaching of the cross is all about! Two Thousand years ago crucifixion was common in the Roman Empire. Jesus cries out with a loud voice “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani” translated from Aramaic “My God, My God Why have you forsaken Me?”, Then Jesus knowing that all things were finished and accomplished according to the scriptures said “I thirst.”. They are so profound they need no further comment. "I owe it all What did it cost? 27:38; John 20:25 (Ill. Nevertheless He says ‘Thy will be done’. Christmas greeting 2020 with Denise Blessitt. You will receive a link to create a new password via email. 8. as I carried it up the mountain. The power of the cross is made evident to the world in us. The soldiers would have raised it until it was nearly upright then the cross would fall into the hole with a great THUD. from the dead three days later and nailed old slew foot's coffin lid This was not to let Jesus out but to let the world see in!! return together to the cross of Calvary, and try to grasp The Message Of “For we believe that Jesus died and rose again.” “There is one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all.” “Looking unto Jesus, the originator and the perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” MESSAGE GOAL: The goal of this message on The Hope of the Cross for Today is to learn how to make the cross central in our lives so we can experience the power, peace, and mercy that comes through a relationship with Christ. 6:14, and they are made into a new I repent of my sins. Today, I would like to restate the old, old message. focus and that message was to be his ministry. to my home far away John 5:24. “God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, but whom the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.” “He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.” 5:6-8) The cross is God's statement of love The Cross stands alone as the most controversial symbol in world history! Peace be with you. Its the heart God sees and knows. robber paused. For I Determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified I Corinthians 2:2 (KJV) But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world Galatians 6:14 (KJV) I. We must be careful not to CREATE a Jesus like a successful business man that won ‘salesperson of the year’. Format only (NTSC)Powerful message of how to fall into the arms of Jesus when needing salvation or facing difficult times in life. Gen. 3:21. He has borne our sickness and carried our sorrows and pains. Thank you. It is 5. This is real Arthur Blessitt preaching about how God loves us and know our name. You May Also Like Fr. The Bible tells us that the victory over the devil is found in the Jesus bowed His head and gave up His spirit. The thief hurried away, and Wesley prayed God bless you, I trust we meet personally one day. And Paul acknowledges that this message of Christ crucified will be a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles (1 Cor 1:23). Some suggest that the nails were in His wrist but there is no evidence to that theory. “This is the first and great commandment.” And the second is like it: ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”. Once again a life was given, blood was shed, a covering was made! When the blood is applied, the child of God becomes teaches about Jesus and His atoning death on the cross, Rom. As best as I know how I give you my life. It was to be her last run before dying. the way, the word "saved" in this verse means, "to keep safe and He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth. Is your name written down in instantly destined for an eternity in Heaven with the Lord! Please enter your username or email address. C. Heaven Is Delivered - The blood is the key that unlocks the gates Powerful Image: Pope Francis walks to pray at San Marcello al Corso in front of the same cross that was carried through Rome in 1522 to end the “Great Plague. Churches, and even whole denominations, are moving away from the oldmessage of salvation through the blood of Jesus, and are moving toward amessage of salvation through social activism and good works. The place of the crucifixion is outside the city walls and lower than the Praetorium in altitude. 53:1-3.) The blood has the Or a Jesus like a super sports hero who always wins! Well, I would like to take the same stand that the Apostle Paul took all originality are made for this material. Now, the new born believer does not have to TODAY we say: Simon in all probability was not a follower of Jesus at this point but a surprised stranger. As Christians carry the cross every day through patience in suffering and temptation. message that tells them, "I'm OK and you're OK!". THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS, A. Let’s look further– The Cross is popular among believers and non-believers as an ornament–cross rings, cross earrings, cross necklaces, cross tattoos, cross bookmarks, cross grave markers, etc. Jesus then said to the one thief, “Today I say to you, you will be with me in Paradise.”, Standing by the cross of Jesus was His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas and Mary Magdalene. Standing far away watching everything was Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, the mother of Zebedee’s sons and many women that had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him and many other women from Jerusalem . Joseph a rich man from Arimathaea, a good and righteous man who had not agreed to the counsel to condemn Jesus, went to Pilate and ask for the body of Jesus. One of the problems with the It may be concluded that when this divine message really reaches a heart, the individual will thereby become conscious of a fact far beyond the range of human knowledge and so far reaching in its value that it transcends all other issues in life and death. 10:12-14; Some people suggest it was only one beam of the cross but there is no evidence of that being the case. Come into my life and give me new life. Is your faith in Jesus and in Him alone? He made His grave with the wicked. to bear it to dark Calvary, To the old rugged cross Three times it is said the Simon was coming in from the country and Mark says he was just passing by. To preach the cross of Christ shows that man cannot reach God on his own! DVD - U.S. For whom did Christ die? The goal of the cross is not only a full and free pardon, but a changed life lived in fellowship with God. They made four parts and then as Jesus hung on the cross they gambled for His tunic that was without seam woven from the top in one piece. 52:14. )The death Christ died on the cross was one of We’ve collected some of the most powerful quotes from the ten plenary messages (along with some from John Piper’s breakout sessions). to salvation. 10:4; Heb. But, when Jesus went It cost the Father His Son—and the Son—His life. For there the Son of God endured our hell, suffered for our sins; in an upside down, paradoxical event, God killed the power of sin with the power of the cross. In the days of the cross people would see one and vomit, look away in disgust or ridicule it. Say: Today we’re going to do something to help us think about Jesus’ crucifixion on a cross. This shows how we are to be humble and serve each other. Jesus died on the cross, He did not die to stay dead, but He rose not say, "I am finished!" Verse 18. YET the Cross today graces the top of church steeples, hangs in churches and is on the front of most Bibles. 22:41-42. He will hear you. sins of the people, Isa. Some even die from this as the pain and loss of blood it tremendous.) Know Him! That is the size of the cross I have carried around the world since 1969. devastating, but life changing news that men are sinners, people hear a 2:1-3. New Jesus said “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” On the third day after the cross—-JESUS AROSE! cross of Jesus is still a strange message to those who have never EVERYTHING I’ve cried countless tears and seek to give Jesus my best in carrying the cross in such a way He is proud and honored. He was bruised for our inquities. That is enough for me! NO, The real Man Jesus carried a REAL Cross, shed REAL blood, suffered in a REAL body, and his REAL dead body was taken down and buried in a tomb. He forsook Jesus on the Cross. Jesus leaves the eight disciples and takes Peter James and John a little further away and ask all to pray. nailing their victims to the cross. To some it is a symbol of terror as used by the KKK and also by Christian crusaders against the Moslems in war. It's about a moment by moment walk with Jesus that is unending. streamlined the method and added the little touch of actually For many modern people the importance of symbols is almost lost yet the message they can convey is awesome and biblical. Jesus made use of symbols: The Bread and the Wine used in Holy Communion or the Lords Supper. This now had Jesus up, hanging on the wood of a tree for all to see.). “For if we have been planted together (with Christ) in the likeness of His death (Paul proclaims the Cross as the instrument through which all Blessings come; consequently, the Cross must ever be the object of our Faith, which gives the Holy Spirit latitude to work within our lives), we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection.” (We can have the “likeness of His Resurrection,” i.e., “live this Resurrection Life,” only … Along the highway one morning as I walked beside the sea an awesome event happened. blood of Jesus to set you free! When you put the four accounts together you get the following picture.). It is the message of hope, love and blessings and salvation that he has preached around the world. those years ago. And, there is only one way That ought to cause us to rejoice this morning! Let's Then He will say to those on His right “come you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”. 1. Pilate at the request of the religious leaders then sends guards to seal the stone and guard the tomb. 1:18-19. NOW the cross is gold or silver and perhaps studded with diamonds or emeralds. after a Sunday service when he was approached by a stranger. This method of death usually ensure you share it to others. to be saved is for the sinner to accept by faith what the Bible Nicodemus, who had come to talk to Jesus before, came and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes to wrap the body in. 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