Thursday, 23 October 2008

THREE CROSSES

Hello again folks! I thought that I would also share with you today the outline of a message I preached a good while back that has always been a blessing to me.
A great deal of things happened when our Lord hung on the cross for mine and your sins. There is quite a lot of detail in the four Gospels on this. But what I would like to focus on today is the three crosses of Calvary. At this geographical point on Earth is the ultimate demonstration spiritually of what the Gospel is all about. On the three crosses hung one innocent Man and two thieves. And this is the crux of the matter:-
  • On one cross, a sinner cursed and mocked God
  • On another cross, another sinner repented and sought God
  • On the other cross, the God-Man atoned for sin

So:-

  1. On one cross; a man died IN sin and went to hell for eternity
  2. On another cross, another sinner died TO sin and went to paradise
  3. On the other cross, the God-Man died FOR the sins of the world; past, present and future

It really is as simple as that. I once heard my old Pastor [Tom Gritts] say that a lot of people miss heaven by the distance from their head to their heart. And they will spend eternity in Gehenna by an immeasurable distance for that very stumbling block of a short distance. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins "ONCE and FOR ALL" and cried "It is finished" on His cross. Which of the other two [2] crosses are you hanging on today; my friends? Are you dying IN sin or have you died TO sin because you trusted in Jesus as your very own, personal, one-to-One Saviour? That's it in a nutshell folks! The most important of all decisions now lies before or behind you. Choose this day ["TODAY is the day of salvation"] which cross you are nailed to with your God-given free will. Amen!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-Oct-2008

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