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The Power Of The Cross (2 Of 4)
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
Dr. Stan Coffey
Sunday, March 17, 1996
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified I Corinthians 2:2 (KJV)
When you were dead in your sin and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:13-15 (NIV)
I. IN THE CROSS IS THE POWER TO...(CANCEL) MY PAST
He forgave us al our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:13b-14 (NIV)
A. The bad news: All have... (sinned)... and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
B. The good news: God wants to forgive us and wipe our record (clean)......
1. He didn't come to ...(rub)... it in, he came to rub it out.
God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it John 3:17 (LB)
2. When God cancels your past, it allows you to get on with the... (present)......
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 (NIV)
3. The Greek word translated "canceled" means "paid in fill." Jesus used this word on the cross when he cried, "It is (finished)." John 19:30 (NIV)
II. IN THE CROSS IS THE POWER TO (CONQUER) MY PROBLEMS
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.Romans 8:37 (NIV)
It is the same mighty power that ra ...
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