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The Cross Jesus Had in Mind

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Revmitchell, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    When Jesus said, “If you are going to follow me, you have to take up a cross,” it was the same as saying, “Come and bring your electric chair with you. Take up the gas chamber and follow me.” He did not have a beautiful gold cross in mind—the cross on a church steeple or on the front of your Bible. Jesus had in mind a place of execution.

    Billy Graham in “The Offense of the Cross” (from Great Sermons on Christ, Wilbur M. Smith, ed.)
     
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    Good News. The Cross was a piece of cake.

    Matthew 11
    28“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
     
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    Don't think Jesus saw it as being such though!
     
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    If you had full faith in God. There is nothing that will shake you. Fearless, calmed and relaxed.

    Jesus Christ has the most accurate and mature perspective on suffering.

    If someone whips you 50 times a day since you were born what is one more whipping?

    God knows everything even that times a billion.

    All powerful is what it is.
     
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    Does anybody know what this guy is talking about?
     
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    Jesus asked the Father to take that Cup away from him if possible, as he knew that on the Cross He would become the Sin Bearer. and THAT was not easy thing!
     
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