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The Old Rugged Cross courtesy of  The Ames Hymn Collection
Midi arrangement Copyright © 1999 by Brian M. Ames

The Cross of Jesus

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

The cross of Jesus is the focal point of all time. Our English word cross comes from the Latin word crux. We often say that the crux of the matter is such and such, referring to the point that we believe is important above all others. I believe that the Cross of Jesus Christ is the crux of all history and existence. In the bible, God predicted the Cross in the garden of Eden, and all Old Testament scripture points forward to it. All New Testament scripture points back to the Cross. At the end of the age, when all the redeemed are gathered at the throme of God, endless praises will be extended to Jesus, because of His cross.

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

It was at the Cross that God provided the perfect sacrifice for sin. It was there that He bore the penalty for sin that He Himself had prescribed. Theoreticically, perhaps, if a perfect man could have been found, who was willing to bear my sin, his sacrifice might have been suffcient. However, no such man could be found. God said that he looked, but He couldn't find anyone.

Isaiah 59:16 ΒΆ And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.

There are a lot of good people in the bible, but no perfect ones. When an atonement for sin and reconcilation to God is at stake, good is not good enough. Perfection was demanded and because no perfect man could be found, God Himself supplied the necessary sacrifice and purchased our salvation with His Own blood.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

The apostle Paul asks us to take notice that God was in Christ, and He reconciled us to Himself by the cross of Jesus. He also has given to believers "the word of reconciliation."

II Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself,not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

It is with this in mind that we ask you to consider the cross of Jesus and how you have applied it to your life. As Paul said, We ask you, we plead with you, we beg you, be ye reconciled to God. Our eternal destiny depends on how we treat the subject.

II Corinthians 5::20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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