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The Stumbling Block of the Cross

“But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.” (Galatians 5:11) Paul makes it clear in this verse, that it is the cross of Jesus … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ Crucified

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?” (Galatians 3:1) In his rebuke to the Galatians, Paul references the central theme of the Gospel that he had shared with them, which … Continue reading

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Standing By The Cross

“Therefore the soldiers did these things. But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.” (John 19:25) Don’t miss this little phrase in the narrative which describes … Continue reading

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The Man In The Middle

“There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between.” (John 19:18) The physical arrangement of Jesus and the two thieves on the three crosses could not possibly have been a random … Continue reading

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“This Is My Story: The Prodigal Son” (Luke 15:11-32 sermon)

A few years back, in a state prison in Hominy, Oklahoma, they had an area in the kitchen they called the “pig slop” pit, into which they would throw all kinds of animal renderings and other food wastes, which they … Continue reading

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“The Message of the Cross” (I Cor. 1:18-24 sermon)

A few weeks ago we installed a new wooden cross over our baptistry. Many people have commented that they like it — but some might ask: why would we put a cross here in our worship center? The answer is … Continue reading

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Your Screwtape’s Disgrace!

Colossians 2:15 says that when God “disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.” The Bible words used here are very instructive to us in the spiritual warfare we face … Continue reading

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