The Essential Cross

Scripture Verses

Acts 2:22-23; 3:18

Outline

God takes the worst circumstances and He brings about the greatest good.

Matthew 27:22-36

  • Delivered to be crucified
  • Physical torture
  • Public humiliation
  • Going to Golgotha
  • Death by crucifixion

Crucifixion

  • Public event
  • Designed to inflict maximum pain
  • Designed to be lingering
  • Luke 9:23-25
  • James 1:2-3
  • Job 2:10; 23:10
  • Hebrews 5:8-9

Three Points

  • Tomorrow’s challenges are already on God’s agenda
  • Today’s cross is still on God’s agenda
  • Yesterday’s crisis was always on God’s agenda
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