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SERMONS & MEDIA ON THE CROSS

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THE CROSS SERMON OUTLINES

by Rex Yancey

Picture in your minds three crosses silhouetted on a hillside just outside the city walls of Jerusalem. We will call the cross on the left the cross of rejection since the one on that cross was unrepentant unto death. We will call the cross on the right the cross of reception since the one on it repented of his sins and trusted Jesus for his salvation. We will call the center cross the cross...

by Jerry Vines

The Lord Jesus has told Simon Peter about the purpose of His church and the fact that He is going to build His church. Jesus spoke those words in response to the great affirmation of Simon Peter when he said, ''Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.'' The Lord Jesus complimented Simon Peter because he passed that first examination. Up until this point, the Lord...

by Curt Dodd

You know, the cross has been used as a fashion symbol. It's been used in the past as kind of a banner upon which people go into war with. The name of God and the name of Jesus have been used to validate wrong things, and often has been misunderstood by an entire population. If anything is true, it is that the cross is a symbol that you and I desperately need to understand. But we need to know more than what this symbol is all about...

by Johnny Hunt

INTRODUCTION: This passage serves as a commentary on 1 Peter 1:11, which speaks of the suffering of Christ and the glory that should follow. 1 Peter 1:11, ''searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.'' While our gospels record His more apparent sufferings, the Psalms record His more hidden sorrows...

by Ernest Easley

Now on this Palm Sunday, as you are turning to Matthew 21, I want to invite you to our annual Good Friday service which is this coming Friday at 7:00 p.m. You will experience an incredible time of worship as our choir and orchestra lead us. I also want to encourage you between now and Friday to be inviting people to our Good Friday service and then our Easter Sunday...

by Lenny Ports

In the life of a Christian, the CROSS is placed between them and the World. It means that the cross stands between you and the world. There are many influences in the world. The world is a system. It is a mindset. It is a set of values. It is a subjective standard of right and wrong. It is knowledge and power and education...

by David Cawston

In a day of comfort and ease it is not popular to talk about sacrifice and suffering and dependency. Yet the Gospel has always had that challenge. It started with the Cross of Jesus and ends with the conflict of the ages. The Cross has become a symbol of despise and shame. Illus. High School fellowship of Christian Athletes. Homecoming Parade Cross...

by Stan Coffey

It is the cross of the Lord - this tells us that He is our... (master)...Referring to His sovereign authority. It is the cross of the Lord Jesus - this tells us He is our... (mediator)...You shall call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21...

by Robert Walker

Lou Johnson was a 1965 World Series hero for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He tried for 30 years to recover the championship ring he lost to drug dealers in 1971. Drug and alcohol abuse cost him everything from that magical season, including his uniform, glove, and the bat he used to hit the winning home run in the deciding game. When the Dodgers president...

by Jeff Schreve

Space has been called "The Final Frontier." At least, that's what Captain Kirk called it. It seemed, some years ago, to be outlandish and impossible for man ever to make it into space, for man ever to walk on the moon, but we know that it is possible because we have done it. And we have put people into space many, many times. Now it's an amazing thing when…

by William Wyne

A young man had spent a great deal of time and study in worshipping and learning about another religion, one that worshipped an idol god. He relatively grew up in that culture and tradition. However, he became friends with a Christian missionary who was ministering in that part of the country in a Christian School. The two...

by Richard Bradley

What has the cross accomplish? Some have called our present age the ''me'' generation. That is, no matter what's going on, either good or bad, it must be all about me. This generation is prone to ask questions such as, ''What's in it for me?'' - or ''What do I get out of this?'' This Narcissistic and selfish attitude can even invade the church...

by Bob Wickizer

A few years ago just before Easter I managed to have an afternoon off from work while visiting New York. Heading directly to the Metropolitan Museum of Art I was delighted to discover an exhibition of Byzantine Religious Art. While most of the work exhibited many familiar iconographic images I found myself pausing in...

by Adrian Rogers

Take the word of God if you will this morning please and open to Romans chapter eight. I want us to think together today on this subject, the chemistry of the cross and we're reading verses twenty eight and twenty nine. We know that all things work together for good to them that love God to them that are the called according to his...

by Ron Dunn

'Paul, an apostle (not sent from men, nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me, to the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might...

by Tony Nester

I once learned about the way the Navy prepares soldiers for its elite team of Navy SEALS. These Special Forces soldiers specialize in water-based assaults and rescue operations. They can find themselves in freezing water for extended periods of time.So part of their training is to march out to a beach, lock arms, and then, on...

by Jackie Prim

Earlier in the week, I was looking out of my window at work, and I saw that the church across the freeway, had decorations being placed on the roof. Now the first thing I saw was a big ol’ beautiful Easter egg. And another one. And another one.Then, the last thing they mounted was an Easter bunny. Really cute. Really big. But I kept...

by James Merritt

Off the coast of South China, on a high hill overlooking the harbor of Macao, is a huge wall. This wall is the only thing that remains from a massive cathedral that Portuguese settlers built on that hill hundreds of years ago.A typhoon hit that cathedral, literally reducing it to ruins. Everything except this front wall was...

by Keith Krell

In August 2003, New York City's Church of the Holy Cross was broken into twice. First, a metal moneybox next to a votive candle rack was stolen. Three weeks later vandals got away with something far more valuable: a statue of Christ. The thieves unbolted the 4-foot long, 200-pound plaster Jesus from a....

by Brad Whitt

How many of you would have come just for the music this morning, hold your hand up? Well amen, but you've still got to stay for the preaching. And so, I want you to take God's Word and I want you to be finding in the New Testament, the book of 1st Corinthians if you will...