The Cross and the Purpose of God

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. . . this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. - Acts 2:23 ESV The Cross: The Cross is no accident or surprise, at least to God. The Cross was pre-planned and predetermined by...

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This Is the Way of the Christian Life!

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I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. - Galatians 2:20 NAS It starts with and ends...

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Healing and the Cross

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. . . and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. - 1 Peter 2:24 Jesus bore the penalty of our sins in His body–we do not pay for our own sin...

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Crucified the Flesh

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And those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. - Galatians 5:24 ESV There are essentially two ways to live: to live according to the flesh or to live according to the Spirit. (Read Galatians 5:13-23 and Romans 8:1-17). For those in Christ, there is...

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Paid in Full!

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. . . having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. - Colossians 2:14 It is through the Cross—the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ—that...

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The Offense of the Cross

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But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. - Galatians 5:11 ESV The Cross offends us. The Cross offends us because it kills pride. Pride and being a follower of Christ do not...

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The Cross – The Wisdom and Power of God

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For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void. For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of...

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Living In The Shadow of The Cross

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If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. - Luke 9:23 Usually when we hear that someone is living in the shadow of another, it is not a good thing. It suggests that this person is living off another’s convictions and doesn’t...

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The Cross and the Cosmos

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For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things...

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Handicaps

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My grace is sufficient for you for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore I will boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with diffi­culties for...

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