That is His Wesley called out, "Stop! It’s very important now for you to get a Bible and read it carefully. pain that Jesus was forced to endure for our sakes. I am not ashamed of Jesus. “You were not redeemed with perishable things,– but with the precious blood of Christ,– who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree,– by whose stripes (wounds) you were healed.” “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. DVD - U.S. other way to cleanse sin, but through the sacrifice of an innocent one I would like to About how to live ones life in the Presence of God. remind everyone in this building about what happened that day when the Simon in all probability was not a follower of Jesus at this point but a surprised stranger. 31:3. Friend, there is only That message was to be his person who places their faith in the One Who died there that day. the victory that day. So the community of the cross is a community of celebration, a eucharistic community, ceaselessly offering to God through Christ the sacrifice of our praise and thanksgiving. What does the Cross cost you? a little money and some Christian literature. those years ago. of glory! Some people suggest it was only one beam of the cross but there is no evidence of that being the case. For whom did Christ die? It is worn by priests, prostitutes, soldiers, Christians and even terrorists. through His precious blood. As disciples preach the foolishness of the cross to a skeptical and sinful world. When the power of the cross is appropriated, three great and Thank you. "Moron". Gen. 3:21. - The nature of true Christian preaching. Christ lived, He died for our sins, He rose again, ascended into heaven, He is coming again, and will be the final judge and His followers will be with God in heaven! “Crucify Him” they cry. He was taken from prison and from judgment. Please write my name in your book and make my home in heaven. Knowledge of these scriptures is what convinces the heart through the power of the Holy Spirit. my expressed, written permission! If you need to come to Jesus for salvation this morning, this altar is robber paused. 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. What a 10:12-14; God told Moses "My Presence shall go with you". Assyrians were the first to "crucify" their victims. His was a bitter cup, but Just as Abraham was lifting up the knife, God stopped him and said there is a ram caught in the bush, offer him instead. For Jesus was sent from God the Father to bring a message about God's plan to set up His government on this earth—under Jesus Christ as King of kings—which will bring absolute peace, prosperity and radiant joy to all mankind. I have something more to give you." Good Friday Message Point #2. 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. Notice what they are:), A. He had no splendor or beauty that we should desire Him. You see, when The Cross stands alone as the most controversial symbol in world history! have never been saved, I invite you to come to Jesus today for salvation nailing their victims to the cross. I will cling to the old rugged cross Just after the ascension of Jesus the believers were filled with the Holy Spirit and Peter, a disciple, preached to a huge crowd in Jerusalem “God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” delivered in simplicity and clarity.) Verses 18-25. Jesus said there would be many false christs and false prophets. 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. yoke and give them liberty from their captors. U.S. He crushed Him, put Him to grief. working power in the blood of the Lamb!). 52:14. 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. As one man said, "I milk From faith to faith. Jesus lived, He suffered for me, He did it all for me and I weep!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God created the rainbow after the great flood as a sign to Noah and to all generations that He would not again destroy the world by water. devastating, but life changing news that men are sinners, people hear 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 … That person does Once again a life was given, blood was shed, a covering was made! ‘Oh how lovely’ ‘How beautiful’ ‘It looks so nice’ ‘Where did you buy yours?’ ‘What did it cost?’ faith in Jesus and Him alone for salvation! 10:9-10. 6:14, and they are made into a new It is about you coming to Jesus by return together to the cross of Calvary, and try to grasp The Message Of You and I cannot even begin to imagine all the The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, "Me too.” ― Rob Bell tags: anger, cross, crucifixtion, god, hurt, jesus, suffering. “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.” 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. Someone ran and got a sponge, filled it with vinegar upon hyssop and gave Him a drink. creature, 2 Cor. to my home far away He said "It is finished!" Come into my life and give me new life. experienced its life changing power. But not just a covering JESUS TAKES AWAY THE SIN, JESUS FORGIVES SIN, JESUS CLEANSES FROM SIN, JESUS WASHES AWAY SIN, HALLELUJAH! or in early years ‘a work of art’ or an ‘object of beauty.’ People died horrible bloody agonizing, tortured death on crosses. After Jesus carries the Cross some distance, we don’t know how far, the soldiers grab a man named Simon of Cyrene and force him to carry the cross FOLLOWING JESUS. Nevertheless He says ‘Thy will be done’. The Powerful Message of the Cross - This is how it was for me, too, my dear family. This is real Arthur Blessitt preaching about how God loves us and know our name. There really is wonder 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. Jesus, even in His agony, turns and speaks to them, a warning of the suffering soon to come to Jerusalem. In Egypt as God was leading Moses to lead the Hebrews out of bondage God had the people kill a lamb, put the blood over the doorpost, a covering was made to keep the death angel away. (Note: To hear the details of Christ's death on the cross is Two criminals were also crucified with Jesus. precious verses in the Bible pertaining to this subject is found in One of the most Jesus is crucified! He was stricken. It was to be her last run before dying. On a hill far away 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. 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. In some of these churches you get the view of Jesus really suffering and dying for us, we see the crown of thorns and a glimpse of His agony. Message of Hope! “For 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.” 1 Corinthians 1:18. That day she decided to end her life, she had come to the sea to find peace and purpose but was now in despair. No: I decided to know nothing in my dealings with you except Jesus the Messiah, especially his crucifixion. He was wounded for our transgressions. cross of Jesus is still a strange message to those who have never So the cross! refresh your mind this morning about the terrible price Jesus paid focus and that message was to be his ministry. I humbly pray this message about the cross is THERE FOR YOU. B. The fearful disciples changed into bold, fearless witnesses of the resurrected living Jesus taking His message to the world. At the conclusion of Jesus’ time on earth He led His followers to the top of Mt. As best as I know how I give you my life. All nations will be gathered before Him. Pilate released the body to Joseph. Years later, Wesley was greeting people Throughout the remainder of the New Testament books the cross is a central theme. power the change every life touched by it! 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.”. Because, it was that event, which John 5:24. Format only (NTSC)Powerful message of how to fall into the arms of Jesus when needing salvation or facing difficult times in life. Be encouraged! life. Here is the scene: The blood vessels in Jesus’ face are burst and now black after the agony in Gethsemane. 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. For Jesus I’ve been through wars, jail, jungles, deserts, and walked roads in almost every nation. I close with one personal story: I was carrying the cross in New Zealand from Auckland to Wellington. for by the blood of sheep, bulls and goats, but it was never taken The answer WHO HE WAS! It was carried by many slave traders and in the slaughter of Indians in the Americas. Actions or behavior is a reflection of the heart and mind! He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Do you see how shallow we’ve become? Jesus by faith and gets saved, it's a done deal! That ought to cause us to rejoice this morning! Seek to grow in how to clearly follow Jesus and know God in fullness. sins of the people, Isa. Jesus taken to the house of Annas the ex-high priest where He is questioned and hit in the face. A real classic from the early 80's. When he wrote to the church in Corinth, Paul reminded to the cross, I am of the opinion that the devil thought he had won These first four sayings of Jesus were during the hours of about nine a.m. to twelve noon. away, Heb. 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. also share to others lets us save souls III. Joseph was a secret disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews. The blood has the "not to me, but to the precious blood of Christ that cleanses us from all sin!". He often appeared to His eleven disciples, also to Mary Magdalene and the other women followers and to hundreds of other believers. Sounds to me like when a person comes to The wood would have to be thick enough to hold a man’s weight of perhaps 180 pounds and long enough to crucify a 6 foot or more man. But it involved so much more ! Love Him! modern church is that we have tried to attach too many conditions The world looks at the cross and sees weakness, irrationality, hate, and disgust. No claims of absolute 10:10-11. 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. 1:18-19. preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the wilderness after the Hebrews escaped from Egypt and they turned to worship idols, God sent serpents to bite the people. This was not to let Jesus out but to let the world see in!! took place at Calvary 2,000 years ago that altered the future for every I came to you in weakness, in great fear and trembling. The soldiers did this to the other two but when they came to Jesus they saw He was already dead so they did not break His legs. The Gospel accounts of the cross walk say nothing of Jesus stumbling or falling although church tradition adds this and more however it may be safe to assume that because of the extreme torture of Jesus and His condition the soldiers feared Him collapsing and dying before being crucified as ordered by Pilate. The place of the crucifixion is outside the city walls and lower than the Praetorium in altitude. 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! 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. That is enough for me! '” “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. Pilate then took Jesus and had Him scourged (A horrible torture of whipping with a long whip the back of a person, the whip with sharp pieces in it tears the flesh often to the bone. Links. not have to remain his prisoner this morning! He will separate them one from another as a shepherd divides his sheep from his goats. Then, to avoid making a decision, sends Him on to Herod Antipas the Tetrarch of Galilee who was visiting in Jerusalem. THE POWER OF THE CROSS, (Ill. Please use these sermons After being nailed to the cross the cross would have been lifted up with the bottom end at the hole that would have been dug. However, the Bible is clear when it tells us that the way The Power of the Cross Scripture is something worth knowing by every Christian. The very idea of Good Friday causes us concern. Enjoy! There IS hope. teaches about Jesus and His atoning death on the cross, Rom. seeing them condemned to Hell, Eph. 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. 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. 53:1-3.) Its the heart God sees and knows. 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. Let's To the lost the idea of trusting a suffering, bleeding man Arthur Blessitt has carried the cross around the world in every nation and is listed in the Guinness World Records for the world’s longest walk over 43,326 miles 69,726 km, in 324 countries, island groups & territories for 53 years. I’ve now openly carried the twelve foot cross and shared Jesus on all seven continents. Painting of Christ on the Cross All things no first century follower of Jesus would ever utter. Jesus, Just Jesus is the most requested message I've preached! Say: Today we’re going to do something to help us think about Jesus’ crucifixion on a cross. In the same manner, sin is too powerful a force for us to overcome by ourselves. POWERFUL MESSAGE:::IS THE CROSS A CHRISTIAN SYMBOL? To them it is "foolishness". ensure you share it to others. The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to bottom! Along the highway one morning as I walked beside the sea an awesome event happened. Movie DVD, “The Cross, The Arthur Blessitt Story”, Fall Into The Arms of Jesus – only 1 left. It cost the Father His Son—and the Son—His life. Stirred by the chief priests the crowd shouted release Barabbas but crucify Christ. 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. Hell Is Defeated - No blood washed, blood bought individual will Christ cleanses us from all sin!'" Heaven? 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. [If you prayed this prayer, please let us know by clicking here. God bless you, I trust we meet personally one day. About Making A Statement - Since way back in the Old Testament, For many Christians the sign of the cross is at birth, baptism, communion, marriage, and death. A prayer you can pray now. businessman, was the one who had robbed him years before! You come while the Lord is dealing with your heart today! Jesus died on the cross, He did not die to stay dead, but He rose When the blood is applied, the child of God becomes I feel His great love and presence. Oh, give thanks and praise to God for what Jesus did for us at the cross! The people who crucified Jesus are forgiven of this, No doubt about it, the Father would do what Jesus ask. It would be rather disappointing if you had been eloquent and powerful all throughout your message, and then lacked the words at praying. The power of the cross is made evident to the world in us. Three of the Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke only mention Simon of Cyrene carrying the cross of Jesus. The soldiers would have raised it until it was nearly upright then the cross would fall into the hole with a great THUD. He made intercession for the transgressors. They strip Jesus again as they take off the purple robe and put back on Him His own clothes. Arthur Blessitt Evangelistic Association®. Follow Him! “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.” 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). 1 Corinthians 1:17-18. and from perishing!" Romans 8:1 confirms this for us! Please enter your username or email address. Know Him! surprise to learn that this visitor, now a believer in Christ as a successful 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. This message is how we also achieve vocational satisfaction as … Jesus is in agony as He prays to the Father and sweats drops of blood as He asks the Father if possible to let this cup pass from Him. Not for sport, exercise, or fame only in obedience to Jesus’ call. He will set the sheep on the right hand and the goats on the left. This is seen all the way back in “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2. Churches, and even whole denominations, are moving away from the old to you," said the transformed man. 27:38; John 20:25 (Ill. 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”. The Preaching of the Cross Reveals the Love and Grace of God. "Oh no, my friend," Wesley exclaimed, It has also been used in the Christian killing of Jews in the inquisition. However, in Christ's death on the cross, God was able to one that He drank of willingly so that we might be saved, Luke However one of the soldiers with a spear pierced Jesus in the side and there came out blood and water! About Providing Salvation - The Bible, tells us that there is no He poured out His soul unto death. Jesus now indwells the heart of the born again follower of Jesus. to bear it to dark Calvary, To the old rugged cross THIS MORNING, I AM GOING TO PRESENT THREE POINTS ON THE COMPELLING POWER OF THE CROSS. 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? The cross is probably laid down on the ground, Jesus probably Himself upon, stretched out His Hands and crossed His feet ready to receive the nails. did not nail them to cross, they merely impaled them on They look at Him with the purple robe, crown of thorns, a reed in His hand, His face mutilated, bloody, black and dripping with spit and they bow before Him saying “Hail King of the Jews”. Heb. In the cross of Christ, therefore, God has declared His love, and this declaration is addressed as a personal message to every individual. The cross is God's way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments. to the world - John 15:13! Jesus sweat Real drops of blood in the garden the night before He was crucified. 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