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Wayne Shelton

The Boast of the Cross

In this sermon on Galatians 6:14, we point out two reasons Christians revel in, glory in, or boast about the cross: The cross means that, in Christ, we are dead to sin and alive to God.

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Glorifying in the Cross

The apostle Paul writes, ‘But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ’ (Galatians 6:14). Stuart Townend captures the power of Paul’s words in his classic worship song, “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”. On his website, Townend states that he had been considering the cross, […]

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The Humility of the Cross

In this sermon on Philippians 2:5-11, Chad demonstrates the unprecedented humility of Christ, specifically, in that he was ‘obedient unto death, even death on a cross.’

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The Humility of the Cross

‘Since man sinned,’ wrote the Reformer Zacharias Ursinus, ‘it was necessary for man to make satisfaction for sin.’ Or, in the words of Augustine, who perhaps was the greatest theologian of the early church, ‘The very same nature was to be assumed, which was to be delivered.’ The humility of Jesus Christ was totally unprecedented. […]

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The Triumph of the Cross

In this sermon on Colossians 2:11-15, we show that when God nailed our sins to the cross, ‘the devil and all the powers of hell were conquered and disarmed by the dying Redeemer.’

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The Triumph of the Cross

Doubtless, many of you are familiar with the story behind the song, ‘It Is Well with MY Soul.’ But it bears retelling once again. At the conclusion of the story, I want us to consider one thing. Horatio G. Spafford was a Presbyterian layman from Chicago. He had established a very successful legal practice as […]

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The Power of the Cross

In this sermon we consider 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 to discover that in the cross God was outsmarting the world and accomplishing something to our advantage by overpowering our enemies and releasing us from their grip.

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The Power of the Cross

It is hard to imagine anything weaker than a man hanging on a cross. Since he is naked, he is completely vulnerable. He is exposed not only to the elements, but also to the shame of his nakedness. His body is there for all to see in in all its frailty. The weakness of the […]

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The Peace of the Cross

In this sermon we look at Colossians 1:15-23 to understand how God reconciles us to himself and thus provides to us the peace for which our hearts long.

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The Peace of the Cross

In his commentary on Colossians, R. Kent Hughes recounts a story surrounding the sinking of the Titanic which provides for us a window into a world estranged from God and in need of peace. He writes: “On April 15, 1912, the White Star Liner Titanic raised her stern high above the frigid waters of the […]

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