[House Church Talk] The Cross

Klpgr5 at aol.com Klpgr5 at aol.com
Fri Jan 23 09:20:54 EST 2004

Dear Bruce,

One powerful part of the cross, is that we died with Jesus there.  All that 
we were and are that is not Jesus, died, there at the cross. 

We live in Him only, as He lives in us, because we ourselves have died. 

I hope this helps.

May we remember that what is of our old life has died.  We are free to live 
in Christ!  We need to leave behind the old, and press forward for our high 
calling in Christ!



In a message dated 1/23/2004 6:48:30 AM Central Standard Time, 
bwood4d at hotmail.com writes:

> Subj: [house church talk] The Cross 
>  Date: 1/23/2004 6:48:30 AM Central Standard Time
>  From: bwood4d at hotmail.com
>  Reply-to: house church talk at housechurch.org
>  To: house church talk at housechurch.org
>  Sent from the Internet 
> Dear brothers and sisters,
> I have recently been listening to Wayne Jacobsen (of www.lifestream.org) 
> speaking on "The Cross".  I'm beginning to realize how little appreciation 
> I've had and how little I understand of the cross and it's practical 
> implications in my life and relationship to the Father and the Lord Jesus.
> I'm coming to realize that it is a subject of far greater importance than I 
> 've ever given to it before! Have any of you studied/received teaching on 
> the subject of the cross so that it has made a marked difference in how you 
> practically and personally relate to the Father, to the world, and to other 
> believers around you?
> If so, would you care to share your thoughts on any or all of the scriptures 
> below?
> I Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the 
> gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of 
> none effect.
> 18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but 
> unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
> 19  For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring 
> to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
> 20  Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this 
> world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
> 21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it 
> pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
> 22  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
> 23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto 
> the Greeks foolishness;
> 24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power 
> of God, and the wisdom of God.
> I Corinthians 2:1  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with 
> excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
> 2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and 
> him crucified.
> 3  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
> 4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's 
> wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
> 5  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power 
> of God.
> Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, 
> but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live 
> by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
> Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should 
> not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set 
> forth  (previously described/written), crucified among you?
> Galatians 6:14  But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our 
> Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the 
> world.
> I would really appreciate help in practically understanding these things.
> Your brother in Christ,
> Bruce

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