There are many sermons that I’ve had the privilege of preaching over the years, but none perhaps is more important than the subject matter contained in this one. I fear that in the day in which we’re living, when one mentions the cross of the Lord Jesus, one’s mind readily runs upon the ornate cross, you know...the 9ct gold one hanging from a chain, replete with diamond studs; rather than a rugged wooden one stained with blood! It seems that the Church in our day and the world at large, have no stomach for a crucified Saviour, impaled to a bloody cross. In the first epistle to the Corinthians, Paul writes; “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor. 1:18). In what respect, is the preaching of the cross to us who are saved, the power of God? It is this question that I would like to consider in this sermon and to furnish an answer on two main fronts. First, the cross of Jesus Christ is the power of God to deal with the guilt of sin. Second, the cross of Jesus Christ is the power of God to deal with the dominion of sin.
It is my heart's desire that God would open many eyes to these two truths so that we might know in rich experience, the power of the cross of Jesus Christ in our lives!!
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