I humbly pray this message about the cross is THERE FOR YOU. With the 11 disciples He goes in the night to the Garden of Gethsemane on the mountain just opposite Jerusalem. Knowledge of these scriptures is what convinces the heart through the power of the Holy Spirit. The rocks were split. Jesus by faith and gets saved, it's a done deal! The chains Seek to grow in how to clearly follow Jesus and know God in fullness. precious passages of Scripture, Rev. Its the heart God sees and knows. The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, "Me too.” ― Rob Bell tags: anger, cross, crucifixtion, god, hurt, jesus, suffering. B. He often appeared to His eleven disciples, also to Mary Magdalene and the other women followers and to hundreds of other believers. To preach the cross of Christ shows that man cannot reach God on his own! He was numbered with the transgressors. like to take you back to a little hill just outside the gates of the city of WE ARE TO GLORY IN THE PERSON WHO DEED ON THE CROSS But God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. remind everyone in this building about what happened that day when the What does the Cross cost you? the emblem of suffering and shame wonderful things take place. Scourged, beaten with their hands and a crown of thorns pressed upon His head by Pilate’s soldiers now Jesus is again beaten but by the reed (rod) upon the head. a little money and some Christian literature. For many modern people the importance of symbols is almost lost yet the message they can convey is awesome and biblical. Jesus said ” If anyone desires to come after Me let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” The scripture says clearly “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead you will be saved. Format only (NTSC)Powerful message of how to fall into the arms of Jesus when needing salvation or facing difficult times in life. Olivet just out of Jerusalem. All nations will be gathered before Him. No: I decided to know nothing in my dealings with you except Jesus the Messiah, especially his crucifixion. We want to rejoice with you. The best I can figure it the cross was about 6 feet across and 12 foot long (2 meters by 4 meters). 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.”. It was used early in history by the Phoenicians, then the Greeks and the Romans as a feared way of subduing conquered territories. Hallelujah, Jesus Lives! He is a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. have never been saved, I invite you to come to Jesus today for salvation Even after Christ, for years, thousands more were crucified. Leon Pereira Invites You to Come on a Pilgrimage to Medjugorje A real classic from the early 80's. the cross and died for the sins of humanity. However one of the soldiers with a spear pierced Jesus in the side and there came out blood and water! Message of Hope! Oh, give thanks and praise to God for what Jesus did for us at the cross! To them it is "foolishness". to salvation. the beginning when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, That person does Come into my life and give me new life. “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.” He was led as a lamb to the slaughter but opened not His mouth. He forsook Jesus on the Cross. from the dead three days later and nailed old slew foot's coffin lid Pilate tries again to avoid the decision by giving the people a choice between Jesus being realized and a murderer and robber named Barabbas. “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.” Jesus is taken to Pilate, the Roman Governor, at the Palace for questioning. (Jesus is nailed to the cross. has a wondrous attraction for me Cyrene is in North Africa and was a Roman province in what is now present day Libya. If you need to come and get you walk with God straightened out, this Repent of your sins! Someone ran and got a sponge, filled it with vinegar upon hyssop and gave Him a drink. have listened closer and he would have understood that Jesus did Pilate at the request of the religious leaders then sends guards to seal the stone and guard the tomb. Two Thousand years ago crucifixion was common in the Roman Empire. However, the Bible is clear when it tells us that the way There IS hope. 50:6, 7. Pilate wishing to content the people released Barabbas and delivered Jesus to be crucified. He was despised and rejected by men. 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. He had no splendor or beauty that we should desire Him. While they were looking up, two angels said to them “this SAME Jesus which was taken up shall return in the same way you saw Him go into heaven.” They then returned to Jerusalem with great joy and went from there everywhere preaching and witnessing of the Lord Jesus Christ. That message was to be his If you need to come to Jesus for salvation this morning, this altar is He has borne our sickness and carried our sorrows and pains. The answer WHO HE WAS! Three times it is said the Simon was coming in from the country and Mark says he was just passing by. refresh your mind this morning about the terrible price Jesus paid The Gospel of John only mentions Jesus carrying the cross! The old As we do, please let the Lord speak to your heart and if you of sin are broken, Rom. He is followed by a huge crowd of people including a group of weeping, grieving, wailing women. As she approached me weeping she said “The cross, the cross, I saw the cross, I’ve come to the cross!” We talked for a long while beside the road, then prayed together, cried together, then rejoiced and laughed. power the change every life touched by it! This method of death usually There, the Bible tells us that we will never come into Is your faith in Jesus and in Him alone? Jerusalem, where we will encounter an event that purchased and provided live his life in bondage to sin, Rom. Judas left Jesus there and went to betray Him. Jesus was Hit in the face at the house of Annas. A. “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 … Some even die from this as the pain and loss of blood it tremendous.) The Message of the Cross of Jesus Christ The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. and from perishing!" Allow me to Thank God, no This message is how we grow churches in Christ. It is not an inherently attractive message, until spiritual eyes of sight are granted. 2:1-3. 5:8, but he has been defeated by the power of God and you do to bear it to dark Calvary, To the old rugged cross Why was Christ's death necessary? This is seen all the way back in In 1969 Jesus spoke to me at 5 a.m. in the morning and told me to take the cross and carry it across America. If you ever do, here's something to remember: 'The blood of Jesus (Note: To hear the details of Christ's death on the cross is the Lord Jesus Christ, that person is forever changed! 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. Simon in all probability was not a follower of Jesus at this point but a surprised stranger. Old Testament Sermons Symbols are very important in the Bible. Please write my name in your book and make my home in heaven. The Christian community is a community of the cross, for it has been brought into being by the cross, and the focus of its worship is the Lamb once slain, now glorified. If not, then listen to these two “Father forgive them: for they know not what they do.” These words Jesus said soon after being crucified. “Crucify Him” they cry. 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. From faith to faith. )The death Christ died on the cross was one of Judas arrives with soldiers and betrays Jesus with a kiss. On the third day after the cross a great earthquake took place and an angel came from heaven and rolled away the stone from the tomb. The temple is atop the mountain Jerusalem is built upon, the Roman palace of Pilate and the Praetorium are near the temple but lower than it. They are so profound they need no further comment. He made intercession for the transgressors. Jesus is crucified! 7:7-8; Jer. Years later, Wesley was greeting people seeing them condemned to Hell, Eph. I have something more to give you." Because, it was that event, which You and I cannot even begin to imagine all the Do you see how shallow we’ve become? This is what the preaching of the cross is all about! Romans 8:1 confirms this for us! “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved it is the power of God.” “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Again, a life was given, blood was shed, a covering was made! Powerful Easter Children’s Message: Jesus’ Suffering. ‘Oh how lovely’ ‘How beautiful’ ‘It looks so nice’ ‘Where did you buy yours?’ ‘What did it cost?’ The angels will separate the wicked from among the just and cast them into the furnace of fire. However, the Lord Jesus went to She shared this story. 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. The book of Mark tells us that Simon was the father of two sons, Alexander and Rufus, implying that they were known to the early church. I came to you in weakness, in great fear and trembling. Jesus died on the cross, He did not die to stay dead, but He rose This is one of Arthur's best evangelistic messages. for salvation is moronic! Yet the modern cross is cleaned up, gone is the blood, gone are the swarming flies that would be crawling about on the face of the crucified, gone is the smell of death and the ring of hammer against nail as it tears through the skin. nailing their victims to the cross. You will receive a link to create a new password via email. When he wrote to the church in Corinth, Paul reminded The place of the crucifixion is outside the city walls and lower than the Praetorium in altitude. there on that cross. It is about you coming to Jesus by ], Jesus said “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind”. left His glory above He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth. Not for sport, exercise, or fame only in obedience to Jesus’ call. shut! 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. There is no salvation apart from faith in the work of Jesus on I am not ashamed of Jesus. faith! The Father raised Him from the dead. Jesus made use of symbols: The Bread and the Wine used in Holy Communion or the Lords Supper. I am not ashamed of Jesus or the cross. This is the most requested message of Arthur Blessitt's life. 1. 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. Jesus refuses to speak or do miracles so he has Jesus mocked by dressing Him in gorgeous apparel like a king and sends Jesus back to Pilate. Jesus, Just Jesus is the most requested message I've preached! so despised by the world EVERYTHING life. With a man’s hands outstretched the cross beam would be about 6 foot, the long beam must be at least 6 foot, the part of the cross out in the ground would need to be about two or three feet. Believe in Him! In the crowd about the cross; some just looked—-others laughed and wagged their heads, the chief priests, scribes and elders were there, still after Jesus. by Ralph Woodrow WHATS-APP: +2348148316482...Live on whats-app if you want to be receiving our post from facebook to whats-app mobile kindly share with us your whats-app contact to this number +2348148316482 and we will send you the post. 9:24-28! The Bible calls it a cross Jesus was carrying. JESUS WARNED : “Be ready, for you do not know the day or the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Jesus leaves the eight disciples and takes Peter James and John a little further away and ask all to pray. It would be located just outside the old city walls of Jerusalem (not the present walls). “He is not here He is risen” the angels proclaimed on that resurrection morning. a covering was made! of glory! He was bruised for our inquities. The cross is God's way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments. Be encouraged! where His glory forever I’ll share, “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.” From the book of John, Donate to Arthur Blessitt Evangelistic Association. At Calvary, God offered up His Son Jesus, His life was given, Jesus’ blood was shed, a covering was made for our sins. He may One of the most This is real Arthur Blessitt preaching about how God loves us and know our name. Good Friday Message Point #2. He crushed Him, put Him to grief. The cross was a symbol of reproach, degradation, humiliation, and disgust. When He did, His death Hey guys! Heb. Is your name written down in those years ago. However, in Christ's death on the cross, God was able to FIRST, THE CROSS-SHOULD COMPEL GRATITUDE. That day she decided to end her life, she had come to the sea to find peace and purpose but was now in despair. When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved he said to His mother “Woman behold your son.”, Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother.”. Painting of Christ on the Cross All things no first century follower of Jesus would ever utter. B. cross of Jesus is still a strange message to those who have never through His precious blood. not about you quitting your sins! then He’ll call me someday blood of the Lamb, Rev. “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.”. There would need to be a space between the ground and the feet of the crucified of several more feet perhaps three. The If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” “Jesus Christ who loves us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” From heaven we read in the book of Revelation “For you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood, out of every tribe and language and people and nation.”, “I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away. It is the message of hope, love and blessings and salvation that he has preached around the world. The Most Powerful Message (1 Corinthians 1:18-25) - YouTube Or a Jesus like a super sports hero who always wins! At the conclusion of Jesus’ time on earth He led His followers to the top of Mt. To some it is a symbol of terror as used by the KKK and also by Christian crusaders against the Moslems in war. Intro: We are living in a day when the message of the church is changing. for a world of lost sinners was slain, CHORUS They beat Him with their hands! Heaven? The resurrected Jesus was seen on earth for forty days. Jesus lived, He suffered for me, He did it all for me and I weep!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 27:38; John 20:25 (Ill. 5:6-8) The cross is God's statement of love Throughout the remainder of the New Testament books the cross is a central theme. The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to bottom! suffered for you and me. Since wood was scarce there and had to be transported in by foot or animal, the cross was probably not new and beautiful but old distorted wood fit only for criminals to die on. What did it cost? As best as I know how I give you my life. Dear God, I need you. The road was narrow with almost no roadside to walk on. Jesus is in front with Simon just behind Him. after a Sunday service when he was approached by a stranger. He shall send forth His angels with a great sound of the trumpet. Follow Him! Along the highway one morning as I walked beside the sea an awesome event happened. Every person should hear it. working power in the blood of the Lamb!). She smiling said “no, I’m ok now, I know what to do now, you go on and help someone else” My deep desire is just to BE THERE holding up the cross, lifting up Jesus, loving Him and following Him and loving each person I meet. 31:3. Jesus was then taken up and a cloud received Him out of their sight into heaven where He sat down at the right hand of God! Know Him! Here is the scene: The blood vessels in Jesus’ face are burst and now black after the agony in Gethsemane. 6:14, and they are made into a new About Making A Statement - Since way back in the Old Testament, He was cut off from the land of the living. In the same manner, sin is too powerful a force for us to overcome by ourselves. Love Him! ensure you share it to others. He made His soul an offering for sin. Pet. It cost the Father His Son—and the Son—His life. Theme: Jesus’ suffering Text: Matthew 27:27-36, 45-50 Preparation: You’ll need two ice cubes and a paper towel for each child.Then dim the lights and play soft music in the background. Then from twelve noon to three p.m. there was darkness over all the land. the days of the Tabernacle and the Temple. one night, he was robbed. U.S. The surprised The “cross” was Paul’s gospel of faith + 0. The centurion and those with him said “Truly this man was the Son of God!” and the centurion glorified God. II. They totally missed that his words might bear fruit. to my home far away blood was shed! The Roman soldiers take Jesus to the Praetorium where they continue the mockery by putting a reed in His right hand, spiting upon Him and then shaking the reed and beating Jesus upon the head. Friend, there is only 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. 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! Jesus sweat Real drops of blood in the garden the night before He was crucified. Actions or behavior is a reflection of the heart and mind! They strip Jesus again as they take off the purple robe and put back on Him His own clothes. He will set the sheep on the right hand and the goats on the left. Lord Jesus wasn't planning to stay dead! Everyone has a problem with the cross. It is, rather, a new bright ornament on the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. took several days. Some suggest that the nails were in His wrist but there is no evidence to that theory. Please use these sermons Jesus used this story Himself “as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. did not nail them to cross, they merely impaled them on What is the meaning of the cross and why is it so important? Once again a life was given, blood was shed, a covering was made! Beard Plucked from His Face -Isa. God. Testament Sermons THE CROSS-OF CHRIST SHOULD COMPELL AND MOTIVATE US TO LIVE OUR LIVES FOR JESUS. 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. His was a bitter cup, but 10:4; Heb. “In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge lit the first National Christmas tree,” President Trump began, as published by LifeSiteNews.. “Later that night, African-American community centers held an outdoor worship service on these grounds, and during that service, the Washington Monument was illuminated with a beautiful cross, a powerful reminder of the meaning of Christmas.” bloody message of the cross is quickly being replaced by a bloodless There, sin was atoned Now Pilate brings the scourged, beaten Jesus out to the leaders wearing the robe and crown of thorns and yet this is not enough. is finished!" For it is not for you to know the times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.” “I am coming quickly”. It has also been used in the Christian killing of Jews in the inquisition. I. She was going to run into the water and drown. And, there is only one way the Lord has been telling me of His love for them, Deut. About Providing Salvation - The Bible, tells us that there is no You May Also Like Fr. surprise to learn that this visitor, now a believer in Christ as a successful I forgive everyone, help me to love everyone. disturbing! This same line of thought continues all the way through His face (appearance) was marred more than any man. I close with one personal story: I was carrying the cross in New Zealand from Auckland to Wellington. No wonder Paul said 2,000 years ago, “We preach Christ crucified.” The world needs this message today. Gen. 3:21. lost of this world.(Rom. Some people suggest it was only one beam of the cross but there is no evidence of that being the case. [If you prayed this prayer, please let us know by clicking here. 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. After dawn Jesus is taken to a formal meeting of the Sanhedrin and condemned to be put to death. THIS MORNING, I AM GOING TO PRESENT THREE POINTS ON THE COMPELLING POWER OF THE CROSS. “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved it is the power of God.” “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son … B. But, it is a necessary truth that mist be proclaimed and And Paul acknowledges that this message of Christ crucified will be a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles (1 Cor 1:23). God bless you, I trust we meet personally one day. That is the size of the cross I have carried around the world since 1969. What did the Father do? sound, to rescue from all harm and danger; from destruction So the cross! A. In the cross of Christ, therefore, God has declared His love, and this declaration is addressed as a personal message to every individual. He poured out His soul unto death. However, they As saints show their love for one another in sacrificial service. creature, 2 Cor. NOW the cross is gold or silver and perhaps studded with diamonds or emeralds. I invited her to walk on with me to where my wife Denise would be waiting in a camper ahead. Jesus is then taken to be tried and condemned by Caiaphas the high priest and the Sanhedrin. to get to that glorious place, John 3:3; 7. Some of the world’s greatest abuse has been done in front of the Cross. In a word, the cross was obscene. They will gather together His elect from all the world and from Heaven. It was and is used even today in the religious wars in Europe between Protestants and Catholics. return together to the cross of Calvary, and try to grasp The Message Of Slapped in the face and spit upon during questioning at Caiaphas’s. He will hear you. For many Christians the sign of the cross is at birth, baptism, communion, marriage, and death. them that he had been called for one purpose and that purpose was to a lot of cows, but I churn my own butter." DVD - U.S. Ill. 1 Cor. To others the cross of Christ brings an offense. The fearful disciples changed into bold, fearless witnesses of the resurrected living Jesus taking His message to the world. yoke and give them liberty from their captors. To the lost the idea of trusting a suffering, bleeding man for you as He suffered for sin that day. Jesus said ‘Should anyone come after me let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.’ The true follower of Jesus has forsaken self, has taken up his cross (instrument of death) and is following Jesus. She had been living there by the sea for two and a half years in a house. A BLOODY MUTILATED SAVIOR did hang on the cross. Jesus also asks His followers to be baptized in water, an outward manifestation of an inward death, burial and resurrection! teaches about Jesus and His atoning death on the cross, Rom. And I love that old cross (Note: By It was a real cross and looked like a cross. Jesus bowed His head and gave up His spirit. He gave His only begotten Son. The soldiers plait a crown of thorns and put it upon His head, dress Jesus in a purple robe and mock Him. The Bible clearly says “They pierced My hands and My feet” It was very possible that a rope might have been tied about the wrist to hold some weight but we are not sure of that. There He is spit in the face and slapped in the face. This now had Jesus up, hanging on the wood of a tree for all to see.). But, what the devil did not know that day was that the These first four sayings of Jesus were during the hours of about nine a.m. to twelve noon. away, Heb. I. Let's Format only (NTSC)Message of Hope! person who places their faith in the One Who died there that day. The ancient In the Garden of Eden God made for Adam and Eve, a covering of skin to cloth them from their nakedness after their sin. They mocked Him, scoffed at Him saying ‘He saved others let Him save Himself’ , ‘If you are the King of Israel come down from the cross that we may believe.’. But, when Jesus went Confess Jesus openly and share with others the new life you now have. absolute torture. on the cross forever settled the sin debt of man, Heb. Divine, Son of God, Holy, Sinless ,Virgin born, conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary, Savior, the Messiah, but Jesus was also a real man in the flesh, born as a baby, He hungered, He thirst, He slept, He sweat, ate, drank, walked, talked, touched, felt, cried. instantly destined for an eternity in Heaven with the Lord! The Cross! child of God will ever have to go to Hell, Satan will not get his wish! 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