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The Truth of the Gospel  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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The death of Jesus Christ on the cross is central to the Christian faith. Through the cross and resurrection of Christ, God achieved the redemption of believers and brought hope to the world.

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The gospel as the “message of the cross”

1 Corinthians 2:2 NKJV
For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
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The cross redeems from the curse of the law

Galatians 3:13 NKJV
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
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The cross brings reconciliation and justification

Romans 4:25 NKJV
who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.
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The cross destroys the power of Satan

Colossians 2:13–15 NKJV
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
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The cross as a stumbling-block or offence

1 Corinthians 1:22–24 NKJV
For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
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The cross unites believers with Jesus Christ

Romans 6:4–7 NKJV
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.
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The cross as a symbol of discipleship

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