Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Work of the Cross Speaker Ed Collins.

Friday, November 10, 2006

John the Baptist’s announcement spoke of one thing: Sacrifice

“Behold the Lamb of God”

If man thinks he does not need a solution to sin, of what value is Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away sin?!

The Cross was our Savior’s supreme objective.

He is our only hope…for truly there is no hope in mankind.

Our greatness lies in our understanding of the Cross.

There has never been a more dynamic victory accomplished than that of the cross!

Through death, the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, destroyed him who had the power over death, the devil, HEB 2:14.

The Law was not meant to be kept as a means of righteousness, but was sent to magnify man’s unrighteousness and man’s need for a Savior.

The principle of a fortiori tells us that if God could forgive a man called Saul of Tarsus who murdered Christians, He could forgive the lesser sinner, us,

God’s patience with those who are negative toward Him is exemplified in the life of Saul.

ROM 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1TI 1:15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
ROM 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Like Paul, until we recognize the attitude of what the Cross is all about, we will never begin to live the Christian life.

God used the number one enemy of the church to become the master builder of the church; there lies our great example of grace and forgiveness and the availability of the spiritual life if we really want it.

The Cross then is both the ultimate revelation of God’s love and the horrible manifestation of man’s sin.

God cannot pass over man’s wickedness where there exists such a profound antagonism between the righteousness of God and the unrighteousness of man.

The cross is the ground of our reconciliation before the Father

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