By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
REVELATION FROM THE CROSS
I Corinthians 1:18; 2:1-5.
The only way that man has ever known anything is by revelation.
Revelation is the making known of a fact to someone who does not know it.
If it were not for revelation, we would not know the Will of God.
The Bible is our revelation today.
We can look at things about us today and they have a revelation for us.
Creation - Creator - Romans 1:20.
Today, there is a revelation (message) from Calvary's cross that deals directly
with our lives. Let's notice five things that the cross reveals to us.
THE CROSS OF CHRIST REVEALS SIN.
How exceedingly bad sin is.
Romans 3:10, 23.
I John 3:4.
We should never take sin lightly.
THE CROSS OF CHRIST REVEALS GOD'S LOVE.
The story of the cross is a tender love story.
God loves His people; always has.
Because of the cross, God continues to love us.
THE CROSS OF CHRIST REVEALS THE END OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM FOR THOSE WHO COME
TO THE CROSS.
Acts 18:18 - Paul took a Nazarite vow.
Acts 21:26 - Paul offered sacrifice.
He did not destroy the LAW, but the "Legal System." When one is baptized, the
"Bond" (the "when you sin you die, bond") is nailed to the cross, not the law.
The law demanded DEATH for one transgression - Romans 6:23.
Everyone who lives under any law other than the law ofJesus is under a "law of
works." (One transgression will destroy.)
We now live under the law of faith - Romans 3:27.
THE CROSS OF CHRIST REVEALS SEPARATION FROM SIN.
Christ died for us, we must live for Him.
II Corinthians 5:17.
Christianity demands a separation from the ways of the world.
I John 2:15-17.
THE CROSS OF CHRIST REVEALS UNITY.
The world wants to believe in many "religions."
Over 600 in the U.S. alone.
John 17 - Jesus prayed for unity.
I Corinthians 1:10 - If division is wrong among brethren, how can it be right in the world?
What does the cross reveal to you?
Are you willing to accept it on His terms?
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