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The Champion (37 of 37)
Series: Then Came Jesus
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.JESUS CONQUERED THE LONELINESS OF SIN
II. JESUS CONQUERED THE BITTERNESS OF SIN
III. JESUS CONQUERED THE BARRIER OF SIN
I want you to take your Bible and turn please to Mark Chapter 15. We've been talking about what God can do through ordinary you. This morning, we want to turn aside from that series talk about "The Champion". That's the title of our Easter Pageant, "The Champion".
I want today to speak about the champion, the Lord Jesus Christ, who on the cross at Calvary became the champion over sin. Mark 15: 33. There's an old hymn that we've sung for years called, "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross".
"Jesus, keep me near the cross; there a precious fountain, free to all, a healing stream, flows from Calvary's mountain. In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever."
And as I thought about today, my prayer was, "Dear God, show us the cross once again as only the Holy Spirit can do. Take us by the hand and lead us back two thousand years and show us what it meant to Jesus to die on that cross.
Let's begin reading with Verse 33, "AND WHEN THE SIXTH HOUR WAS COME, THERE WAS DARKNESS OVER THE WHOLE LAND UNTIL THE NINTH HOUR. AND AT THE NINTH HOUR JESUS CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE, SAYING, ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI? WHICH IS, BEING INTERPRETED, MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?
AND SOME OF THEM THAT STOOD BY, WHEN THEY HEARD IT, SAID, BEHOLD, HE CALLETH ELIAS. AND ONE RAN AND FILLED A SPUNGE FULL OF VINEGAR, AND PUT IT ON A REED, AND GAVE HIM TO DRINK, SAYING, LET ALONE; LET US SEE WHETHER ELIAS WILL COME TO TAKE HIM DOWN.
AND JESUS CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE, AND GAVE UP THE GHOST. AND THE VEIL OF THE TEMPLE WAS RENT IN TWAIN FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM. AND WHEN THE CENTURION, WHICH STOOD OVER AGAINST HIM, SAW THAT HE SO CRIED OUT, AND GAVE UP THE GHOST, HE SAID, TRULY THIS MAN WAS THE SON OF GOD."
On June 6, 1944, the forces of the Allied Army storme ...
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