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It's All About the Cross (7 of 7)
Series: Do You Want to be Free?, Vol. 2
Pastor Jeff Schreve
How many of you guys remember the 1992 Presidential race between Bill Clinton and George Herbert Walker Bush? Anybody remember that? You know, there was a tag line, a campaign line that Bill Clinton used. It was his campaign strategist, James Carville, who came up with this line, and it really stuck, and it really got traction, and it really hurt President Bush. And the campaign line was this: "It's the economy, stupid!" Remember that? Nobody liked to be called stupid, but it got the point across. What is this election about? It's about the economy and it just kind of cut to the heart of where everything was at that time. And I don't care what you say about the war and this and that, it's the economy, stupid! That was the guts of the election. Well, as it turns out, people vote the economy most of the time. But he focused in on that and it caught on with the people, and everybody kept repeating that.
Well, now Paul is closing out the letter to the Galatians, and he wants to zero in on what is this all about. What do you guys need to know as I sign off this letter? What do you need to know? What is Christianity all about? And he says it's all about the Cross. It's all about the Cross. When you boil down Christianity, that's what you come to. It's a message of the Cross. There's a song I like by an artist named Clay Cross. It's called Saving the World. And he says this: "So many preachers, so many churches and denominations got their opinions and their documents and statements and beliefs, and sometimes there's a miscommunication, and we complicate the truth and convolute the story. But as far as I recall, I do believe it all comes down to a man dying on a Cross, saving the world, rising from the dead, doing what He said He would do. Loving everyone He saw. When it's said and done, it all comes down to a man dying on a Cross, saving the world." Tha ...
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