Christ's Cross and Passover
1 Corinthians 5
This Sunday begins a three week countdown to Resurrection Sunday. Our focus these next few weeks will be Christ's death for us on the Cross of Calvary. Christ's Death on the Cross is the focal point of the universe, of history-and most importantly, of our salvation!
• We know from God's Word that the Cross was at The Exact Time that God's Word had portrayed for 1500 years that it would be.
That is where we want to go this morning in the Bible. Turn with me to 1st Corinthians 5 and lets stand and read one of the most unusual chapters in the Bible-and one of the clearest portions about what God thinks of sin in our lives!
Read and pray.
• We know from God's Word that the Cross was in The Exact Place that God had predicted, planned, and promised that it would be.
• We know from God's Word that the Cross was The Exact Event promised for 4,000 years in the Word.
So what do these Scriptural prophecies tell us about the Bible itself? They declare that the Bible is absolutely unique. Not only does it contain prophecy about Christ's Cross; it also contains detailed prophecies about many other things as well - the rebirth of Israel, the final alignment of world powers, the form of the end days disasters, the coming ruler of all mankind called the Beast, and so much more.
CALVARY WAS AT THE EXACT SPOT:
Outside of the Damascus Gate today, behind the Arab bus station is a cliff. This cliff is cut into the side of the Mount Moriah ridge. It was formed by the quarrying of rock used for building Jerusalem over the hundreds of years from David's time to Christ's time. This rock faced cliff was called Golgotha or the place of the skull in the Gospels. It was a rock quarry and a place of execution designed by the Romans. It was here alongside of the main road heading to Damascus - that the execution by crucifixion took place. The many travelers in and out of the commercial area of Jerusalem had to ...
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