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Series: The Cross
I Corinthians 1:18-24
If you have your Bible this morning I want us to turn to I Corinthians 1. We are thinking today about the cross, "The Supreme Word Of The Cross".
Off the coast of South China there was once built a massive cathedral. And on top of that massive cathedral was a huge cross that towered many feet in to the air and could be seen from that South China Bay for several miles. A typhoon came and destroyed the cathedral. And the only thing left standing amidst the ruins of that cathedral was that mighty cross that continued to tower in the air.
Sir John Boring was once marooned in that South China Sea having been in a shipwreck. And while he was being pickled in that water off the South China coast, he could look up and see that mighty cross as it towered in the air. And when he saw that cross he was encouraged because he knew he was near land and to him that cross stood for deliverance and for safety and for salvation.
So then he wrote that great hymn – in the cross of Christ I glory towering o'er the wrecks of time. And ladies and gentlemen towering over all the faults and the failures of mankind and towering over all the hurt and the sin and the evil and the things that are taking place in our world today, towering high above us all is the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. And the cross of Christ is God's supreme word to mankind.
I. GOD'S SUPREME WORD OF REVELATION
I want to say first of all that the cross of Christ is God's supreme word of revelation. God speaks to man in many different ways. The Bible says God speaks to us in nature. The Bible says the heavens declare the glory of God. As a matter of fact the Bible teaches us that just from the creation of the world, the invisible God, the things of His power and eternal godhead are clearly seen. God speaks to us through the beauty of the sunset. And through the grandeur of the mountains and t ...
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