Cross Christ Bore March 19, 1967
Shows the difference between the wooden cross and the spiritual cross.
SNT – 260
Publication Date: 03-19-1967
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Joh 19:17; Mat 27:27-32; Mar 15:16-21
Mar 15:20, 21; Luk 23:20-26; Joh 19:13-17
Col 2:13, 14; Isa 53:3-6; 2Co 5:21; Mat 8:16, 17; 1Pe 2:21-24
1Pe 2:24; 1Co 1:17, 18; (Joh 3:16); Rom 10:9, 10; Joh 19:17
Excerpt from 260 Cross Christ Bore (3/19/67)
I would like for you to take your Bible tonight and turn to the Gospel of John, please. The Gospel of John, the 19th chapter. And thank you, Rhoda, and thank you, Dorothy. You have been tremendous. Wonderful.
One of the most surprising realities is the truth of God's wonderful matchless word. And those of us that are associated with The Way ministry and its research, and it is a teaching ministry, we realize increasingly the urgency and the necessity of men and women coming back to God’s Word in order to rightly understand it, and to get the full impact of his wonderful Word.
The death and the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ are remarkably and accurately set forth in the Word of God. There is nothing so wonderful as the great accuracy with which God has set these truths in His Word.
In the Gospel of John, in the 19th chapter, and in the 17th verse, we have one verse of scripture from which people have drawn all of their thinking, all of their actions. Even if their thinking and their actions have been contrary to the rest of the Word of God. So tonight, I'd like to handle with you the cross Jesus Christ bore.
In the 17th verse of the Gospel of John we read, “And he [talking about Jesus] bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha.” According to the record here in the Gospel of John, it was Jesus who went forth bearing his cross. Bearing his cross. And I am sure that the pictures that most of the people have in their minds…Christendom in general has the picture of Jesus Christ marching up for Golgotha with the heavy wooden cross on his back. Even to the end that it has a cross bar on it, and it looks like a ‘T’ and he's carrying that up the rugged road to Golgotha. Even some people have pictures in their minds of seven different steps or progressions on the road to Calvary. And how Jesus Christ broke down under the cross. And how a woman came and whipped his face with a cloth. All of these are pictures people have in their mind.
But class, we must always judge the pictures we have in our mind by the accuracy of God’s Word: By the integrity with which the Word of God is set. You and I cannot afford to be engrossed by the pictures, or the doctrines of the commandments of men, if those pictures or those doctrines, or those commandments are contrary to the integrity and the accuracy of the inherent greatness of God’s wonderful, matchless Word.
This scripture here in John 19:17 is the one I believe that most of the people hold to themselves and believe this, never checking the rest of the Word of God to see how God’s Word really fits.
I like for you to turn to Matthew 27 tonight and let the Word, be the Word again to you. Let the Word speak authoritatively and finally in all matters of accuracy of our faith and of our believing. In Matthews 27, beginning with verse 27, now what we are after is the greatness of God's Word in the accuracy as to what cross did Jesus Christ our Savior really bare…
Colossians 2:13, 14
2 Corinthians 5:21
Matthew 8:16, 17
1 Peter 2:21-24
1 Corinthians 1:17, 18
Romans 10:9, 10
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: cross, God, sin, bore, Passover, crucify, Jesus, Simon, wooden cross, nailing, gospel, sickness, led, Jesus Christ, lord Jesus Christ
I'd like for you to take your Bible tonight and turn to the Gospel of John, please. The Gospel of John the 19th chapters. And thank you, Rhoda. Thank you, Dorothy, you've been tremendously wonderful. One of the most surprising realities is that truth of God's wonderful backflips were and those of us who are associated with the way ministry and its research, and if it's teaching ministry, we realize increasingly, the urgency and the necessity of men and women coming back to God's word, in order to rightly understand it, and to get the full impact of his wonderful words. The death and the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, are remarkably and accurately set forth in the Word of God. There is nothing so wonderful as the great accuracy with which God has set these throughs. In his words, in the Gospel of John in the 19th chapter. And in the 17th, verse, we have one versus scripture, from which people have drawn all of their thinking, all of their actions, even if their thinking and their actions have been contrary to the rest of the Word of God. So tonight, I'd like to handle with you, the cross, Jesus Christ both. In the 17th verse of the Gospel of John, we read, And he talking about Jesus, baring his cross, went forth into a place called the place of a soul, which is called in the Hebrew, gold Gaza. According to the record here in the Gospel of John, it was Jesus, who went forth, burying his trunk, burying his truck. And I'm sure that the pictures that most of the people have in their minds, especially our radio audience, perhaps not you would sign under my teaching ministry. Many of you in here, of course, will not have the picture. But I'm sure that our radio audience and the Christendom in general has the picture of Jesus Christ, marching up toward Golgotha, with the heavy wooden cross on his back, even to the end that it has a crossbar on it, and it looks like a tee. And he's carrying that up the rugged road to go Augusta. Even some people have pictures in their minds have severed seven different steps or progressions on the road to Calvary, and how Jesus Christ broke down under the cross. And how a woman came and wiped His face with a cloth. All of these are pictures people have in their mind. But twice, we must always judge the pictures we have in our mind by the accuracy of God's words, by the integrity with which the Word of God is said, you and I cannot afford to be engrossed by the pictures or the doctrines of the commandments of them. If those pictures, or those doctrines or those commandments are contrary to the integrity and the accuracy of the inherent greatness of God's wonderful matchless word. This scripture here is John 1917 is the one I believe that most of people hold to themselves, and believe that never checking the rest of the Word of God to see how God's word really fit. I'd like for you to turn to Matthew 27 tonight and let the word visa worried again to you. Let the word speak authoritative Lee, and finally, in all matters of accuracy of our faith and have our believing in Matthew 27. Beginning with verse 27. Now what we're after is the greatness of God's word and the accuracy as to what Christ did. Jesus Christ, our Savior really best. Verse 27, I mean, Matthew 27, then the soldiers of the governors took Jesus into the common Hall. The common Hall is called in another gospel which we're going to be reading tonight, the Praetorium the common Hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
Verse 28, and they stripped him and put on him on Jesus that is a scarlet robe. And when they had played to the crown of thorns, they put it upon his head and a read in his right hand. And they bowed the knee before him and mocked him saying, Hail, King of the do. And they spit upon him and took the read, and both of them on the head. And after they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him and led him away, to crucify him. And as they came out, verse 32. And as they came out, verse 31, has just told us, they put on him his old Raymond, and led him away to what they led him. Where were they in the common Hall, according Damasio, the common Hall was the judgment hall, the Praetorium. This is where they weren't. And they led him away from the board that place. You might call it, a beyma, a diet, a judgment place where they had done these things to him, they vote him, they bowed the knee before him, they put a crown of thorns, they led him away from there. They led him away to crucify Him, verse 32. And as they came out, came out, came out, came out of us, out of the hall, out of the Praetorium, out of that common Hall, as they came out, verse 32, says, they found a man of three diamond by me and him, they compelled to bear his cross. Now people that swear to god is just as simple as day is. And it's just as tight that you've got to be stupider than Super demist. But it is remarkable how Satan can blind people's eyes, you know, all of our art perhaps have been blinded at times. He blinds her eyes so that we read this word, we really don't see it. I have heard of people who for an automobile accident, who said that they drove up to the stop sign, they absolutely stopped. And then they drove across, and they just got hit broadside. They had looked both ways, but they hadn't seen anything coming. Perhaps the Word of God is like this many times, we have just become blinded to the Word of God, because of the former teaching we've had, or the pictures we've seen, or the influences others have carried over our lives and over our thinking. People this way to God is as simple here in Matthew, as our meeting in the way biblical Research Center tonight. If you will take that verse 31. And think of it, they led him away to crucify him. Let's say he was here in the hall with them. And we lead him away out of those main entrance doors. We let him out there to crucify him. And as they were come out, come out of us, come out of this main auditorium, as we would come out, then Simon of arranging would lead us there, and the date compelled Simon of three takes the cross and buried 4g. It's as simple as all that. And that's just plain as the word of God is in the Gospel of Matthew. I don't know how God can make it any plainer, do you? I didn't read just common sense. I didn't even read one word into the King James. Just let it set. And the accuracy of the King James there is accurate in in the rest of the Greek translations, Aramaic, and all the rest of the English ones were they properly put? Let's turn to the Gospel of Mark and see what the record says.
In the Gospel of Mark chapter 50. Chapter 15 of the gospel of Mark and the soldiers I mean, verse 16, please. Mark 1516. And the soldiers led him in Eau de lis away into the hall called Praetorium. Here is called Praetorium and Matthew it was called watts, common Hall, fame Hall. And they called together the whole band And they closed him with purple and play to the crown of thorns and put it about his head. Verse 80, and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews, as they voted on the head with a reed, and did sit upon him, and bowing their knees, worshipped Him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and lead him out. Let him out out of the Pretoria put a lot those are by him. And when they let him out what verse 21 They come tell one, Simon a watch. The reunion who passed by coming out of the country, now Father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear is from, according to the Gospel of Mark, who, for the cross, Virginia, side, Simon observing the same truth that we've just read line or line in the book for the month, Mark says basically the same thing, when they led him out from the Pretoria there, when they let him out was a fella by the name of Simon, who came from Cerini. And it tells us in here that he was the father of whose son, Alexander, and Rufus. You know, sometimes people are at certain places, at certain times with just the right time. I imagined sense knowledge wise, when this occurred to Simon of 3d that year, he didn't look upon it as a very wonderful thing in his life. I believe he must have reacted violently to it. Why? Because he was in Jerusalem, for what? The Passover, and touching this wooden God on with Jesus was to be crucified, would contaminate him and make it impossible for him to take the Passover that at that particular time, Harry was having come down from the reading. And it just happened, that he was passing by, did it just happen? Anyways, he was just there at that particular time. And somehow or other. They laid the cross on, I often think of this, what I read the Word of God, how I myself, I've been in places where God was dealing with me from the word. And as I arrived at those places, among those people, for instance, at the moment, I reacted rather violently, I wish I could be someplace else. But right at that time, that's exactly what I need. I don't know if you've ever been like, I teach the Word of God to people across the country. And I want them develop biblically and spiritually when I teach. And lo and behold, the first night or two, when you're teaching them the accuracy of the words, they sometimes wish you were back home. But they wouldn't have to listen to that old bloke. Because the first night or two, they'd say, Well, that's strange to my ears.
that just can't be it. Because that's just too simple. Just like what I'm teaching tonight, there will be people listening, perhaps to our radio broadcast tonight, who will feel like turning the blessed thing off? Because they just say it can't be it doesn't agree with my theology. It doesn't agree with the pictures I have. It doesn't agree with what I was taught in catechism. It doesn't agree with what I was taught in my denomination. People it's not a question whether it agrees with what you were taught or what I was taught. It's a question of, is that what the Word of God says? That's all? It's not a question of by making the Word of God to agree with what I want to have to say. It's a question of my agreeing with what the Word of God says, right. And I'm sure that's the greatest learning period in our lives have been at those places. And at those times, perhaps, when, knowledge wise, we sometimes wish we could have been someplace else. And old Simon, I'm sure who came to the Passover that year. Was all upset that he should just walk past that door at the Praetorium just at that moment when the soldiers were coming out and I grabbed him and said, Todd over here, as they put, the crossbody man said here, you care how he must have felt on the inside. And yet, we have two days mentioned here, that really intrigued me. They call later on this Simon of 3d must have gone back to three. And he has this family of his two sons, Rufus and Alexander. And he must have taught them the word of God because later on in the church, these two young men become mighty leaders of the greatness of God's word in the eastern area of the sections of Palestine with with God's wonderful words, all because their father got his vows with the Lord Jesus Christ at the time of his crucifixion. Well, that's the greatness of God's word here in the Gospel of Mark. In the Gospel of Luke, the same truth is told, but we're going to check it.
Luke 23. Luke 23, verse 20. Pilot, they are both willing to release Jesus fake again to them to the people that is, but they cried they Crucify Him, Crucify Him.
And He said unto them the third time, why, what evil have he done, I have found no cause of death in him. I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were instant, was loud voices that kept insisting with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified, and the voices of them and of what the chief priests prevailed at Thompson. And pilots gave bet that it could be as vague as required. And he released onto them, him that first edition and Verter was possibly the person who they had desires. But he delivered these two, there was will now verse 26, after product delivers, as they lead him, always away from where, at the place where pilots had what delivered him, which was in the Pretoria in the common Hall, as they lead him out from there, they laid hold upon one time, or during the reunion coming out of the country, and on him, they laid the cross, that He might bear it was after date that he might buried after tea. Now, commentary say that he bore it after Jesus, meaning that Jesus buried first not My goodness. The Barrett after Jesus simply means that they marched Jesus ahead, and Simon of 3d came along behind after Jesus bearing the cross, because Jesus Christ never touched the one cause until they nailed Him to it on Calvary. You know, in the Gospel of John, where we're going now to the 19th chapter, again, the Gospel of John, we're going to start reading with the 13th verse of this 90 chapter John.
John 1914. When Pilate therefore heard that he brought Jesus fourth and he sat down in the judgment seat in a place which is called the pace but but in the Hebrew, it Gabbatha, which was in the common Hall, which was called the Praetorium. Now you got it all put together. You see, this verse 13, explains that section from loop that we just talked about pilot deliberative, where did he deliberately him and I told you as they seek a judgment there in the Praetorium Well, that's exactly what Johnny fleet verse 14, and it was the preparation of the Passover, which is the 14th of knights on or the 14th of a bib and about the six hours effect onto the tune. While the preparation of the Passover doesn't mean particularly the 40s, but the day of preparation which it was in the period that we're dealing with, behold your King, verse 50. But they cried out, Away with him, Away with him through to find him. pilot says, Honor them, Shall I crucify your King, the chief priests entry, We have no king, but what are they sure we're wrong, their words. They're wrong all the way through verse 60, then deliver D pilots him do therefore unto them, do be crucified. And they took Jesus and led him away. Now in between, verses 16 and 17, of course, that those records from Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and I want to give you the inside a very 17 and then we're going to cover it from the Word of God. Jesus was crossed, could not have done anything for us had it been wood. Nailing Jesus to a wooden cross, which by the way, was not a tea it was a tree was not born like a tea. It was a tree that crucified Him on a tree, nailing Jesus Christ to the tree. Just the wouldn't God would not have done us any good. But his cross was spirits, added verse 17. What it means when it says that he's buried his cross has nothing to do with the wooden God, because it Matthew, Mark and Luke, the word of God told us who bore the wooden drug, diamond of three, but the cross price bar was a spiritual cross, the bar, our sins, the bar the consequences of our seas, he bars, all the sins of the law, all of them. Now, there happens to be an Orientalism in here at the base of shared with us, which I believe as from life, and perhaps some understanding an impetus to this particular verse. He said, like, here in the United States, we would put condemned criminals in a certain cell. And everybody would know that if they were in that fell, they were in death row. Though he said, condemned criminals in the east, many times worth taking a little cross, just a piece of wood. And they would hang it around their neck as a symbol that they were condemned. Whether this is true in Jesus's case, I do not know, as an Eastern Orientalism, it could be true that they simply took a little piece of wood, representing a cross and hanging around his neck and hang him on the cross when he got there. But I know that the greatness of that cross Jesus form, had nothing to do with wood or anything else. But it had to do with what he did for us by burying our sin, and the consequences of our receipt. Because this is what the Word of God says, regarding the cross, Jesus Christ for Colossians chapter two Colossians chapter two will look up some of them will not be able to look up everything but will look up enough to indicate to you the accuracy of the Word of God regarding the cross, that Jesus Christ spoke in verse 30, of chapter two of Colossians we read, and you being dead in your woods, then and the uncircumcision of your place, as the Quicken to gather with him with Christ, having forgiven you all trespasses. Now, here is where he did it. Verse 14, Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, took it out of the way, nailing it to what is called that plaintiff. nailing a to his was fraud, certainly had nothing to do with taking the wooden cross and nailing it there. It had everything to do in the spiritual vein in which He bore our sins, nailing to give grace give God was spiritual. He took our sins and the consequences of our sins and the ordinances that were against us. He took upon himself. He was the Lamb of God playing from what? Foundation of the words in Isaiah. Isaiah chapter 53, the prophecy of old that said the same thing. Isaiah 53 Verse six, all we like seats have gone What? We have heard everyone do his own way. And the Lord has laid upon Him the iniquity of us what? Oh, if you want to pick it up earlier, you could go back to the third verse of this tremendous chapter. He talking about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, His death, he has despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, the word sorrows is the word pain and acquainted with grief. The word grief is the word sickness. And we hid, as it were our faces from him. He was despised, and we assumed you're not your early birth, quote, he has borne our griefs, our sicknesses, and carried our sorrows. Our pain is the tech. He has born, who he's talking about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, is the prophetic words of like Christ would do. Yes, we did a demon stricken mission of God and if like, he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the task has been of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are what do All we like sheep have gone astray? What's the matter with a sheep when it's gone astray? Gloss, right. When his sheep have gone astray from the boat, it's out the woods, it's lost. What's the matter with a sheep that's gone straight. Now All we like sheep, the Prophet said, have all gone astray. The reason we've gone astray has given him the next phrase. They cause error. Everyone is turned to his oh, what? That's why all God's people I see, had gone astray it all up. But the Lord has laid on him on Jesus Christ, He laid on him, not the one cause ladies and gentlemen, not the one cause. The one cause was laid on who died when I was 30. But the cross that was laid upon Jesus laid on him. The next one a does send us back what the Word says that's what it means. But in Corinthians says the same thing, bless your heart. Second Corinthians chapter five. Verse 21, for he God has made him Jesus, to be what, then for us,
Second Corinthians 5:21, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in what he made him to be sin. Jesus Christ took our sin. He took our sin, and that was the cross he bought. Not the one one. You can carry a wooden cross from now till do they wouldn't help you any they could have nailed him to the one God. That wouldn't have helped us any. But it's one he bore spiritually. What he carried within himself in his own body upon the trees spiritually that was the cross he bore.
You know in the Gospel of Matthew Matthew chapter eight it says about the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. In verse 16, when the even was come, they brought onto him many that were posed, that was what? And He cast out the spirits with his words. And He healed all that were what? Why? Verse 17 says, that it might be fulfilled, fulfilled what? In Christ Jesus, which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, himself, took our infirmities, and himself there, our what? Two things involve our sin, and our what sicknesses because those are the results of sin. In the Old Testament, in the original, in the beginning, there was no sin. And when there was no sin, there was no one that then then came in Genesis chapter three. And after that, you read about sicknesses coming in. Now Jesus Christ when he died upon the cross, the cross that he bought, was not a physical cross, cross study boards were our sin, and the consequences of our seas. In First Peter, the Epistle of First Peter chapter two. We have the same great truth thought. It says in verse 21, of Chapter Two of First Peter, for even here on to where you'd call the cross, Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that we should follow his steps. Not in steps of his suffering, that's impossible, but in the steps of what he accomplished for us understand, if he took our sins and we ought to say it, if he took our sickness, as we ought to say, if we following the steps of what he do, who did not sin, these are what Guile found in his mouth, who, when he was reviled, reviled not again, when he suffered the threat not but committed to Him that judges righteousness, verse 24, who in his own self, there bear our sins, in his own body on the tree, that we being dead to sin, just live unto righteousness, by whose stripes deep what's worse deal is not remarkable. Is the Old Testament tonight the nice Dale, we read, by his stripes, er, he's hearing Peter, it says, You were he'll watch the and in the Old Testament, they were looking forward to the coming of Christ. You and I, tonight, look back, that Christ's coming and what he accomplished first, they looking forward said, we're healed. We are healed in this coming. You and I looking back we say we were healed. It is death for us and His resurrection, the wonderful truth. There are two things in the 24th verse. He bear our sins in his own body, on the tree. By whose stripes he were these two things. Our sin and the consequences of our seats, by his stripes we were healed. By the bearing of our sins in his body, we get the remission of sin. And forgive me. I don't know how many times as you people have taken Holy Communion down through the years I've ever really thought of the significance of the two elements used in Holy Communion. I never paid any attention to it. He's just born and raised in the same society, same background. Everybody else was you're brought up in the church, you go through you never question you never asked any questions you just go along. But when I got to thinking about it one day, I thought to myself, well, why should I take both the bread and the cup for forgiveness of sin? If one won't do the job of figured out the second one wouldn't do it either. This was my reaction. Why take two? And then I began that question the Word of God, which brought forth the writing of that little booklet which I trust all of you have read, dealing in the Holy Communion. You should read it if you haven't. Where I've heard I sit through, from the time the beginning in Genesis, at the time of the Passover, when the lamb was slaves, the first Passover, when the lamb was playing, and the people were instructed to eat the flesh, and to take the blood of that lamb, and to sprinkle it over the little and over the doorposts. And the word of God tells us plain as the nose on my face, that in the eating of that place, in the eating of that plant, they would have their healing, and would walk without any sickness in their midst, the flesh of the line. And it said, that with a sprinkling of the blood, they would be covered for their sin, by God Almighty. And then I traced that down through go our Lord Jesus Christ. He was the Lamb of God, playing us a very our, at the very time, when that year the Passover lamb was played on the day of preparation, the 14th of night fun. At three o'clock in the afternoon, he died for us on Calvary scrubs the body and the shed blood. But the night before he died, he said to them, we work to establish a memorial and do this in remembrance of what he had done. And he offered two things, the cup and the breath. He said, This bread is my body. This cup is for the remission. Though we eat the bread as a representative of his body, and we drink the cup, as a representative of his shed blood.
The two elements you can trace it all the way through from the time of the Passover, to the great institution of the truth by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. You see, it was not the Passover he ate, because Jesus Christ was dead. By the time the Passover was the or he was crucified on the 14th of Nightborne. When the Passover starts, on the 15th, Jesus Christ was dead. He was our Passover lamb that cheers. They didn't know it either in Jerusalem, but he was the Passover lamb. He was the one whose body was given whose shed blood was sacrificed that year. And he was dead by the time the Hebrew Passover, the the Lord's Supper, or the Last Supper as they call it. The reason it's the Last Supper is because the last supper he ate here upon her setpoints Last Supper. And during that period of time, he instituted this and he said take eat that is my body which is broken for you. Do you remember me? remembers me? Likewise, all three took the cup. What do you say this cup? Is the new testament in My blood agar emissions? Did this do your dolphin energy, drink it in remember, For as often as you eat this bread? And what brings this cup back to LA? That's exactly what Peter said. Who by his own self, they're ours, our sins in his own body on the tree, that we being dead to us. Then good live under righteous, by whose stripes? He were what? In first Corinthians. In chapter one verse 71st Corinthians chapter one, verse 17. The record says, For Christ sent me not to walk, baptized but to preach the gospel, the good news, not with wisdom of words, less the cross of Christ, the cross of all right, God be made up not affect or the preaching of the cross. The wooden cross, no 1000 times though. It isn't the wooden cross. But it's the preaching of what Christ accomplished. Which is the spiritual cross is to them that parry flood foliation that says it's the preaching of God, Jesus Christ, spiritually accomplished for men and women. It is that which is full Listen to the people of Perry. But on to us who are saying, it is the power of us. God is not wonderful. You see, he could have carried 100 Wouldn't thought that wouldn't have helped us heading. It is what He bore for us spiritually, in his own body, physically, upon the free upon the cross that accomplished it for us. It is the preaching of the wooden cross, that's foolishness. It is the preaching that wouldn't cross class, that foolishness. It's the preaching of what the Word of God says. He accomplished physically and spiritually, but that's foolishness to people. Because you can't see sin upon Jesus. But the word of God says, He bore our sins, and He bore our sicknesses.
Therefore, since we get can't see it, the people say, well, it's fully the one thought man can see. But it isn't what he accomplished on the wooden cross. It's what he accomplished within himself, spiritually and physically, as they nailed him to the wooden cross. And the cost that he bore for us was across the BIM process, save the cost of defeat. That's why you and I can follow just the opposite. We have a cross of glory, we have a cross of glory we have across the seas, we have a source of love. If you want to talk about burying the cross, you know, in the Gulf, if you've got cross to bear, it's certainly just going to be the opposite of what Jesus for the cross he bore you and I need not bear because he's worried God laid on him what the iniquity of us all, and people, you better accept to sadly, because there is a man or woman good enough, strong enough, able enough to bear anything of sin in themselves, and be exonerated. We all have to come by the blood of Jesus Christ. Or God so loved the world that he did what gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Or with the mouth, or with the heart, man believeth, under SALVATION with the mouth confession is made under salvation. We are to confess with our mouth Romans 10 Nine, better starts the beginning than I know what, confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in our heart that God did what raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be safer with the heart, man believeth under righteous with the mouth confession is they undo XLV He's a wonderful Savior, like we sang about tonight, like we pray it, about, like we believe. This is why in the Gospel of John, in that wonderful verse, where we started the night, John 1970. They delivered, then delivered he him there for under them to be crucified, and they took Jesus and let him away, laid upon Simon, the three that wouldn't cross but Jesus bearing his cross, His throne, Jesus bearing his cross, not a wooden cross, but across the fence, across a sickness, across a defeat, across a shape. He who knew no sin became a lot. Then he took upon Himself that scene. And he baring his cross, went forth into a place called the place of the soul, which is called in the Hebrew proof, gold, and there they crucified Him. For you and for me, I think it's a tremendous message from God's words, that it was Simon a 3d who bore the wooden cross, but it was our Lord and Savior, who bore the spiritual and the physical cross in his own body, upon the tree or....