Kneel at the Cross (2 of 5) by Stan Coffey
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Series: The Cross
This morning if you have your Bible I want you to turn to Mark 15. We are going to be looking today at the title "Kneel At The Cross". As we think today about coming to the cross, you know the cross is the only place where man can meet God and God came down to man. So it is very important that we realize this morning the story of the cross and what it means to our life.
And this morning we come to holy ground. We come to the place called Calvary. In the Hebrew, Golgotha, the place of a skull. Everyone in Jerusalem knew that place for it was the place of crucifixion. It was the place of death. The Hill of Golgotha is actually in the shape of a skull. And I want you to envision if you can that place called Golgotha, that place called Calvary.
We come to Calvary the place where God the mighty maker died for man the creature's sin. We come to the place called Calvary where the love of God was shown and where man was at his lowest depths and God was at His greatest heights. We come to that place called Calvary, the place of the skull, that place where man says is foolishness but God says it is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
As you read this story about Calvary, none of the four gospel writers really describe the actual details of the event. They tell us what happened but they do not go in to great detail to show us the driving of nails into His hands or the pain that shot through His body. They do not go into the details of the crucifixion itself as if to say that there was a sacred curtain drawn that this was a site too holy for human eyes to gaze upon.
I. THE PATHWAY TO THE CROSS
But all through the Bible we read about the cross. And as we think about the cross this morning, I want to think first of all about the pathway to the cross. The Bible says in this passage we read that they took Him out to a place called Golgotha, being interpreted the p ...
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