The Cross and Our Divisions

William C. Brownson Uncategorized

READ : Ephesians 2:14-16 God has acted on your behalf to break the barriers down. He offers you forgiveness, new life, membership in His family. For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God …

The Cross and Our Bondage

William C. Brownson Uncategorized

READ : Romans 6:6 How could the death of one person, Himself a condemned prisoner, make other people free throughout the world, in all future ages? We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. Romans 6:6 RSV Suppose I could somehow get the attention of every person in the world and announce to them that the crucifixion of Jesus can free …

The Cross and Our Fears

William C. Brownson Uncategorized

READ : Hebrews 2:14-15 Jesus Christ has come to deliver you and me from the fear of death and the lifelong bondage which it brings. Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature,that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage. Hebrews 2:14,15 RSV “I sought the Lord and …

The Cross: Sign of the Curse

William C. Brownson Uncategorized

READ : Galatians 3:13-14 Now because of the forgiveness and cleansing which Christ purchased by His death, human lives can become fit temples for the Lord of glory. God Himself can dwell personally with us. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us — for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who hangs on a tree” – that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, that we might …

The Cross: Supreme Obedience

William C. Brownson Uncategorized

READ : Philippians 2:8 Jesus Christ, as the only begotten Son of God, was totally obedient to His Father “And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.” Philippians 2:8 RSV As you recall what you may have heard about Jesus Christ or read about Him, what stands out most in your mind? Is it His miraculous healing power, His giving the blind sight, making the lame walk, even raising …

The Cross: Revealing the Heart

William C. Brownson Uncategorized

READ : Luke 2:34-35 I want to look with you long and steadily at the cross of Jesus. I want to ponder with you what it means that the Lord of all gave Himself to die. I want to know and preach only Christ crucified for us. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and …