Jesus Christ was Crucified for you!

1 CORINTHIANS 1:17 Paul was sent to preach the gospel which is the message of the Cross (1 COR. 15:1-4) not with human wisdom or preaching other than the Cross of Christ or else the power and truth of the Cross will have no effect in our lives. In order to live in the blessings of God we need to Preach Jesus and Him Crucified! This should be the main message of the church and apart of every sermon that is preached. Verse 18 says the preaching of the Cross is the Power of God to us. This is why the church today is so powerless and full of many false teachings with carnal behavior. Verse 24 says that the preaching of the cross is the Wisdom of God. No other preaching will bring salvation.
The preaching of the cross brings total salvation to every area of your life (JOHN 19:30) and without it we live defeated lives. Verse 23 says: the message is Jesus and Him crucified. This message will destroy the wisdom of the world; see verse 27 & 28. Paul only wanted to know one thing: Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1Cor. 2:2). Some Pastors or Teachers teach Paul, David, Moses or Abraham, but preach very little of Jesus and Him Crucified. It is not enough to preach just about Jesus. The message is very important, and according to the scriptures, the main message we should be preaching is The Crucifixion. Also the Person we should be preaching about the most is Jesus Christ. Only through the preaching of Jesus and Him crucified will we see the power of the Spirit (1Cor. 2: 4). The preaching of the cross is a mystery to all of what it can do for those who Preach it (1Cor. 2:7). If the devil knew how much the Cross destroyed him and all his power and the victory believers would have over the devil, he would have never crucified the Lord Jesus (1Cor. 2:8).
The preaching of The Cross brings the Spirit into our lives for revelation of the many truths and things God has for us (1Cor. 2:10). Without the preaching of Jesus and Him Crucified, we are ignorant of the things of God. The Preaching of The Cross is spiritual and brings the move of The Holy Spirit into our lives (1Cor. 2:13). All other preaching and teaching will weaken the church. Below will be our text and then I’ll give you 52 things the Preaching of the Cross will do for us who believe.
JESUS CRUCIFIED IS COMPLETE SALVATION: MATTHEW 27:26 - 54: 26Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified The Soldiers Mock Jesus (5) 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him. 28And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. 29 When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" 30Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. 31And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified The King on a Cross(6) 32 Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross. 33And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull, 34they gave Him sour [55] wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink35Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots,[6] that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet" They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots."[36 Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. 37And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him:
THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38 Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left. 39 And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads 40and saying, "You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross." 41 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, (8) said, 42"He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, [9] let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.[10] 43 He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, "I am the Son of God."' 44Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing. ( LUKE 23:34: Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do). Jesus Dies on the Cross (7) 45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"[11] 47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, "This Man is calling for Elijah!" 48 Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. 49 The rest said, "Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him." 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. (JOHN 19:30: So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit). 51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54 So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
These are the things that the preaching of Jesus and Him Crucified will do for us, when received by Faith. 1. Forgiveness of sins by washing us in the blood of Jesus Col. 1:13&14 Col. 2:13 Eph. 1:7 2. Setting us free from the power of darkness. Col. 1:13 3. Putting us into The Kingdom of God. Col. 1:13 4. All the law has been nailed to the Cross to give us freedom in the Spirit. Col. 2:14 5. Gives us Peace with God. Col. 1:20 6. Puts to death our old nature. Col. 2:12 Rom. 6:6 7. The Cross strips the devil of all his armor so he has no weapons against us. Col. 2:15 8. Makes us reconciled to the Father. Eph. 2:16 9. Gives us power to be obedient to God. Phil. 2:8 10. Makes us acceptable to The Father. Eph. 1:6 11. Delivers us from this present evil age. Gal. 1:4 12. Delivers us from deception and reveals us the truth. Gal. 3:1 13. Delivers us from the curse of the law and gives us the Blessing of Abraham. Gal. 3:13 & 14 14. Gives us the promise of The Holy Spirit. Gal. 3:14 15. Reveals to us that we are children of God. Gal. 4:5 16. Puts the Holy Spirit in our hearts. Gal. 4:6 17. Gives us power to crucify the flesh. Gal. 5:24 18. The Cross triumphed over the devil. Col.2:15 19. The Cross made it a reality that we are dead to the world and self. Col. 2:20, Gal. 2:20 & Gal.6:14 20. The Cross destroyed the power of death. Heb. 2:14 21. The Cross destroyed the works of the devil. 1 JN. 3:8 22. The Cross makes us free from sin. Rom. 6:22 23. The Cross of Christ brings us under Grace. Rom. 6:14 24. Through the death of Jesus on the cross we are delivered from shame. Heb. 12:2 25. Through the death of Jesus on the Cross we come into Faith Heb. 12:2 26. Through the death of Jesus on the Cross we obtain endurance. Heb. 12:2 27. Jesus provides us with constant intercession through His death on the Cross. Heb. 12:2 28. Jesus gives us power to forgive others at the Cross. LK. 23:34 29. Jesus took our sickness, disease and pain at the Cross so we are healed. ISA. 53:3-5, 1Pet. 2:24 & MATT. 8:16-17 30. Jesus took our punishment for our iniquities and guilt at the Cross. ISA. 53:5 31. Jesus took upon Himself our rebellion so we can be obedient to the Father and have acceptance. ISA. 53:6 32. Jesus took our rejection upon Himself at the cross so we can have acceptance with the Father. PS. 22:1 33. The Cross is a perfect work bringing us into complete and full Salvation. JN. 19:30 34. The Cross provides us with deliverance from poverty and provides us with financial income. 2 COR. 8:9 35. The preaching of the Cross draws all men to Christ. JN. 12:32 &33 36. The Cross brings judgment on Satan. JN. 12:31 37. We are released from all punishment for our crimes and sins. JN. 27:26 38. The Cross provides eternal life for us. LK. 23:43 39. Through the Cross we are delivered from legalism. Gal. 2:19 &20 40. We are delivered from self-centeredness through the Cross. Phil. 2:4-8 41. We are delivered from the works of the flesh. Gal. 5:16-18 42. Through the power of the Cross we are led by the Holy Spirit. Gal. 5:18 43. Through the death of Jesus on the Cross we have power to bear fruit of the Holy Spirit. Gal.5:22 44. The Cross delivers us from deception. Gal. 6:7 45. The Cross gives us the Righteousness of Christ. 1 Pet. 2:24 46. We are made a new creation in Christ through His death. Gal. 6:15 47. Our glory is in the Cross of Christ. Gal. 6:14 48. The Cross shows God’s Love towards us. Rom. 5:9 49. We are justified by the blood of Jesus. Rom. 5:9 50. We overcome the devil through the Cross and Jesus shed blood. Rev. 12:11 & LK.10:17-20 51. The Cross gives us access to worship God in spirit and in truth. Rev. 5:12 & JN. 4:24 52. The Cross leads to the resurrection. 1 COR. 15:3 &4 There are many more things that the perfect and complete work of Jesus and His death on the Cross accomplished for our total salvation. This is why we need the Holy Spirit to led us and teach us. Our responsibility is to study and search the scriptures and allow God to reveal to us the gems He has for those who really want to know and receive His secrets. The continual Preaching and Teaching of Jesus and Him crucified will unlock the door of God’s wealth of wisdom to us. May God open our eyes. Bill Naugle

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