WHAT THE CROSS OF CHRIST REVEALS
                                                          1 Corinthians 1:18; 2:1-2 (841)


   Introduction

        A.  The message of the cross results in two attitudes (v18): ________________________
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              Galatians 5:11 (862); Romans 1:15-17 (830)

        B.  The preaching of the cross requires dedication and loyalty.  Galatians 6:14 (863)

        C.  What does the cross of Christ reveal?

    I.  It reveals that we are sinners in need of salvation.

        A.  Scriptures:  Romans 3:23 (831); Romans 5:12; Isaiah 59:1-2 (551)

        B.  It was necessary for Christ to die on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. 1 Peter 1:
             18-21 (895); Matthew 26:27-28 (727)

  II.  The cross of Christ also reveals the terribleness of sin.

        A.  Words from Melvin Wise, a gospel preacher many years ago:

        B.  Illustrations:

        C.  Matthew 27:45-46 (729):  Here we see the terribleness of sin.

  III.  The cross of Christ reveals God’s love for us.  Ephesians 2: 4-5; Romans 5:
        8-9 (832)

  IV.  The cross of Christ also reveals what salvation is.

        A.  Salvation is in Christ.  1 Timothy 2:4-6; 2 Timothy 2:10; (880); Galatians 3:22-29 (861)

Conclusion:

        A.  Review

        B.  Poem:  Sensing The Cross by Kenneth Hoomes