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 Saviorâ€™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 manâ€™s unrighteousness and manâ€™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,
Godâ€™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 Godâ€™s love and the horrible manifestation of manâ€™s sin.
God cannot pass over manâ€™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