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    Elementor #682

    The Cross/Altar of Jesus Christ, Part 4 With this post, we conclude our brief look at the cross/altar of Jesus Christ. A Testimony There is an inseparable link between the grace of God and the love of God. Both are what He is, and both are demonstrated in the cross (Rom 5:8). With the death of Jesus, we find an undeserved Provision (grace) and a visual depiction of the lengths to which God would go to reconcile His creatures to Himself.  The manifestation of the Creator’s love for His creatures is shown in the death of Jesus Christ in place of the world, though they are fully culpable for their…

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    The Cross/Altar of Jesus Christ, Part 3

    In part 2 we examine God’s communication to the human race through the atonement, painting a picture of what Jesus would later accomplish for the sins of the world (John 1:29). In this section, we will see that God tells His story with blood. A Sacrifice The cross of Jesus Christ is the single greatest event that has ever taken place for the benefit of the human race. While many may be quick to argue for the resurrection, and by no means would I want to give any indication that I am dispelling the glories of the Christ risen from the dead, the resurrection becomes an impossibility without the death…

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    The Cross/Altar of Jesus Christ, Part 2

    In part 1, we established the truth that through the cross of Jesus Christ, God is speaking to the world. This second part in a four-part series will unfold what the Lord is saying through this unparalleled event. A Picture The prophet Isaiah writes, “Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his…

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    The Cross/Altar of Jesus Christ, Part 1

    by Jeremy Edmondson The earthly life of Jesus Christ is nothing short of remarkable and we only have a fraction of all that He did and said as recorded in the Word of God. But we have no reason to feel short-changed, for what we have is more than enough Light. It proves His claims, vindicates His Person, leads men and women to salvation, and heartens the child of God to pursue Him in living a holy life. The fulfillment of prophecy alone in Jesus’ earthly life is enough to stagger the mind of the most educated men, seeing that the time gap between the foretelling of an event and…