“Keep Me Near the Cross” 1 Corinthians 2:1-2 10/08/2006 Dr. Dane Boyles. Keep Me Near the Cross. Perhaps the most familiar of all Christian symbols is the cross. Crosses are everywhere. But what do they mean? Historically the cross meant death and suffering as a cruel means of execution.
18 … to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Cor 1:18)
19 …God was reconciling the world to himself…, not counting men’s sins against them. (2 Cor 5:19)
1 When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (1 Cor 2:1-2)
34…“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)
21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Cor 5:21)
16And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’(Acts 22:16)
27But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are. (1 Cor 1:27-28)
10 As it is written, there is no one righteous, not even one: (Rom 3:10)
23 For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; (Rom 3:23)
23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom 6:23)
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom 5:8)
3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. (Rom 6:3-4)
14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Gal 6:14)
2For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.(1 Cor 2:1-2)
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (2 Cor 5:10)
“Haven’t we turned Him off long enough?”
16“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Dying, you destroyed our death; rising, you restored our life.
Save us by your cross,
Christ our Redeemer!