What Happened At
Certainly it is not possible for me to state
in a few brief lines all that took place when Jesus Christ suffered in our
1. THE CROSS OF CHRIST WAS THE JUDGMENT OF THE WORLD.
The world was judged for sin. The world was proven to be guilty and sinful. The world was found guilty of hating God. When the pure, holy, and spotless Son of God came to the earth, the men of this world crucified the Lord of glory with wicked hands.
2. BY HIS DEATH UPON THE CROSS, OUR LORD SPOILED SATAN OF HIS UNIVERSAL MONARCHY.
The first Adam, by eating the fruit of the forbidden tree, was cast out of
3. BY HIS DEATH UPON THE CROSS, JESUS CHRIST HAS BECOME THE
The boundaries of God's kingdom have been enlarged to include Gentiles as well as Jews. Now, the crucified, risen, exalted Christ draws sinners from the four corners of the earth, through the preaching of the gospel. He draws sinners who could not come and who would not come to himself. He draws them lovingly and tenderly. And, blessed be his name, he draws them effectually. It is the crucified Christ who conquers the hearts and wills of men. The terrors of the law will alarm you. The fear of hell will torment your mind. But, if ever you get sight of the Son of God dying in your stead, he will break your heart and conquer your will.