Why The Cross?


The cross is at the center of all Christianity. And as I reflect upon it, I remember a painting I saw one time of the Lord Jesus Christ. He looks to be about 15 years of age and is standing in a doorway of a carpenter’s shop.

The sun is setting. The wood shavings are scattered across the floor. And you can see the carpenter tools in the background.

It appears to be the end of a hard day and this young Lad, who would one day die upon a cross is stretching and yawning. And on the back wall, you can see the boy’s shadow in the shape of a cross.

Jesus lived in the shadow of the cross. He knew from His youth that He was born to die. And die He did-for all of mankind to be saved.

How do I respond when people ask, “Why the cross?” I turn to 1 Peter 3:18 which says, For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.

There’s enough gospel dynamite in that one verse to blow the top off the question, “Why the cross?” We needed a Savior to pay the penalty of our sin before a holy and awesome God. That’s why there is a cross.

I pray that God will take this verse and these next four truths about His glorious cross of love and ignite your heart with a spark of faith that will cause a spiritual explosion in your life!

Adrian Rogers

 

About spiritministries

I am a man who has learned not to rely on my own understanding the hard way. God revealed himself to me two and a half years before I got out of prison. It's the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. There is truly only one way and that is to have a relationship with God. Since my release S.P.I.R.I.T Ministries has came to fruition. We meet every Wednesday night at 7p.m. God asked me to write a book, in 18 months I finished Rock Bottom; Inspired by God, He provided me with a web blog, thank you Andrew, as you can see, I am a motivational-inspirational speaker, and singer. We now have a band known as The Un-Scene, you can find the link on my web site and check it out on face book. I am just a man who was given true life while in prison, freedom, salvation, and unspeakable joy by the grace of God. We go many places to speak and sing for the glory of God. I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything a part from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. If you would like to hear us just contact me and God willing we will remain obedient. God bless you all.
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