Thursday, March 9, 2017

THE CROSS AND ME

Tomorrow I will be sharing the first of 6 sermons on THE CROSS. This first sermon will deal with THE CROSS AND ME (the believer). I want to begin with this message to plant the foundation for these sermons with our salvation. I want each of us to take upon ourselves the reality that the “ME” in the title is you (the individual believer in Christ). THE CROSS is not just a salvific symbol we are to consider 1 time a year during the Easter sermon, or 12 times a year when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, or even 52 times a year when we go to church weekly (and we all go to church weekly, right?). THE CROSS is not only symbolic of the Easter story but it is to be vital to the daily, difference making, life the follower of Christ is called to live.


I want us to be challenged in knowing that THE CROSS was never intended to be fashion jewelry, a cute bumper sticker, a tattoo or even a doodle on a slow day. THE CROSS must be, for the believer, the reminder of the price that was paid so we could be set free from the bondage of sin to live a life offering the hope we have to those who have no hope.

Our passage tomorrow will be Galatians 2:10-21

19 For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 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 me21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”
I marked four different statements in the passage differently. These are the four focal areas I will be pulling the truths from God is sharing with me. I will be expounding on these. I ask you to read them carefully and ask God to speak to you concerning His truth in these words.

Christ did not die in vain. He died with a purpose... for a purpose... asking us to join Him in that purpose.

Looking forward to being with my church family tomorrow.

What does THE CROSS do for you?

What do you do for THE CROSS?

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