Cross of Christ - Power Points to Jesus

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• Original Power Point
By
Richard Thetford
www.thetfordcountry.com
Edited with additions of scriptures/etc
Jack Wheeler – Clovis Ca.
[email protected]
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“And I, brethren, when I came
to you, did not come with
excellence of speech or of
wisdom declaring to you the
testimony of God. For I
determined not to know
anything among you except
Jesus Christ and Him
crucified.”
1 Corinthians 2:1-2
“Moreover, brethren, I declare
to you the gospel which I
preached to you, which also you
received and in which you
stand, by which also you are
saved, if you hold fast that word
which I preached to you —
unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you first of all
that which I also received: that
Christ died for our sins
according to the Scriptures, and
that He was buried, and that He
rose again the third day
according to the Scriptures…”
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
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• Our relationship to the Christ of the cross
determines our eternal destiny
• Without the cross, Jesus is not the Christ
and the gospel is not good news
– Luke 24:25-27
• We need to appreciate the importance of
the cross in the scheme of redemption
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The Necessity
of the Cross
• Salvation not possible without the cross
• It did for us what we could never have done
– Romans 5:6
• Jesus drank the cup of His suffering
– Not possible for it to be any other way for our
sins to be forgiven
– Matthew 26:39, 42; Hebrews 5:7-9
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The Death
of the Cross
• Christ defeated death by dying for us
• Submitting to death – Jesus conquered the
power of death
– Genesis 3:15; 2 Timothy 1:10
– He gave us life – by submitting to death!
• Jesus accepted the penalty of death
– 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:14-15
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The Blood
of the Cross
• His blood cleanses us from sin
– Life is in “the blood” (Leviticus 17:10-14)
• Life must be taken to atone for sin
• Animal sacrifices of the Old Testament
pointed to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus
– Hebrews 9:11-12
• Blood of Christ cleanses our soul
– Revelation 1:5
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The Love
of the Cross
• God’s love for us is shown by His gift
– God gave His only Son
– John 3:14-17; 1 John 4:7-11
• Required love on the part of Jesus
– John 10:17-18
• When we think seriously about the cross, we
must be moved to give ourselves to God
– 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 1 John 4:19
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The Love
of the Cross
• The cross will cause us to love the Lord and
His people!
– 1 John 4:10-11
• The cross will cause us to be faithfully
obedient to the Lord
– Christ died for US, that we might live for Him!
– John 14:15
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The Preaching
of the Cross
• Should want to share the message to all
• Preaching of the gospel is the preaching of
the cross of Christ
– 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
• A proclamation that Jesus is Lord and Christ
– Announces the conditions of acceptance of the
gospel of Christ
– Acts 2:36-39
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The Preaching
of the Cross
• Jesus draws men to Him by the cross
– John 12:32
• Our gratitude will cause us to preach the
cross of Jesus
– Mark 5:19
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“As many of us as were
baptized into Christ Jesus were
baptized into His death....”
Romans 6:3-4
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Galatians 2:20
“ I have been crucified with Christ;
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 for me.”
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