Sermon Series: Part 2 of 2 “The Cross Matters!” Pastor Bert


The Cross Matters


The Implications of the Cross of Christ


“0 Death, where is your sting?” 1 Cor 15:55


I. The Cross Gives _________


A. The Assurance of Life beyond the _________

B. The Power to Overcome _________


“The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?” Proverbs 14:18


C. The Power to Overcome _________ Romans 8:18


II. The Cross Made _________ a Virtue


III. The Cross Changed _________


A. The Cross was the cultural turning point in the Greco-Roman world.

B. The Cross affected our understanding of _________ and _________

C. The Cross raised the _________ of human Life

D. The Cross promoted a _________ lifestyle

E. The Cross transformed _________ ethic

F. The Cross motivated the creation of the first _________

G. The Cross modeled care of the_________

H. The Cross brought about the _________ revolution

I. The Cross initiated _________ for all people


IV. The Cross Empowered us to Live a _________ _________


A. The Cross reveals the true _________ of Human Kind

B. Cross ________ us to love ourselves and fellow man