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1 Original Power Point By Richard Thetford www. thetfordcountry Original Power Point By Richard Thetford Edited with additions of scriptures/etc Jack Wheeler – Clovis Ca.
2 The Necessity of the Cross The Preaching of the Cross What Happened to Your Hands?The Cross of ChristThe Necessity of the Cross“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.”John 15:13The Death of the CrossThe Blood of the CrossHands without blemishGod sent His only Son, a Son without blemish to fulfill prophecy and redeem man from sinJohn 3:16; Romans 5:8; John 18:36Jesus was sent by God to save manMatthew 9:35-36; 18:11-14The Love of the CrossThe Preaching of the Cross
3 Jesus the Way, the Truth, the Life John 14:6NEWOUT OF BONDAGE:Old LawSinObedience to the TRUTHCOVENANTTheTheTheLIFEWAYTRUTH
4 Not the Manger but the Cross Our emphasis should not be on themanger of Jesus, but the cross of JesusThen Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me alone but in Him who sent Me.”John 12:44Richie Thetford
5 Errors of Christmas Traditions Not the MangerBut the CrossErrors of Christmas TraditionsHouse – Not Stable Matt 2:11
6 Errors of Christmas Traditions Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:Errors of Christmas Traditions
7 Errors of Christmas Traditions Not the MangerBut the CrossErrors of Christmas TraditionsTime – Shepherds Luke 2: 8 Luke 2:1, 3-4
8 Errors of Christmas Traditions Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.Errors of Christmas Traditions
9 Errors of Christmas Traditions Luke 2:1, And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem.Errors of Christmas Traditions
10 Errors of Christmas Traditions Not the MangerBut the CrossErrors of Christmas TraditionsCelebration of Birth Matt 28:20; 15:8-9; Col 3:17
11 Errors of Christmas Traditions Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.Errors of Christmas Traditions
12 Errors of Christmas Traditions Matthew 15: This people draw nigh unto me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.Errors of Christmas Traditions
13 Errors of Christmas Traditions Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.Errors of Christmas Traditions
14 We Are Not Not the Manger But the Cross Demeaning Jesus’ birth Luke 2:10-20
15 Demeaning Jesus’ birth Luke 2: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.We Are NotDemeaning Jesus’ birth
16 We Are Not Not the Manger But the Cross Denying the virgin birth Matt 1:18-19
17 Denying the virgin birth Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.We Are NotDenying the virgin birth
18 Not the MangerBut the CrossWe Are NotDestroying prophecy Isaiah 9:6
19 We Are Not Destroying prophecy Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.We Are NotDestroying prophecy
20 Not the MangerBut the CrossWe Are NotDemoting Mary Luke 1:26-31
21 We Are Not Demoting Mary Luke 1: And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.We Are NotDemoting Mary
22 We Are Not Not the Manger But the Cross Defending “our” views Cor 4:6
23 We Are Not Defending “our” views 1 Corinthians 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written.We Are NotDefending “our” views
24 Not the MangerBut the CrossJesus Emphasized“Sign” Matthew 12:38-40
25 Jesus Emphasized - Sign Matthew 12: Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, will we see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.Jesus Emphasized - Sign
26 Jesus Emphasized Not the Manger But the Cross “Things of God” Matthew 16:21-23
27 Jesus Emphasized – Things of God Matthew 16: From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for you savor not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.Jesus Emphasized – Things of God
28 Jesus Emphasized Not the Manger But the Cross Purpose of His Coming John 32-33
29 Jesus Emphasized Purpose of His Coming John 12: And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.Jesus EmphasizedPurpose of His Coming
30 Jesus Emphasized Not the Manger But the Cross Prophecy is fulfilled Luke 24:25-27
31 Jesus Emphasized Prophecy is fulfilled Luke 24: Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?Jesus EmphasizedProphecy is fulfilled
32 Apostles Emphasized Not the Manger But the Cross Peter Acts 2:22-23 Where’s the emphasis – Jesus’ birth or death?
33 Where’s the emphasis Jesus’ birth or death? Acts 2: (Peter) 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:Where’s the emphasis Jesus’ birth or death?
34 Apostles Emphasized Not the Manger But the Cross Paul 17:2-3 Where’s the emphasis – Jesus’ birth or death?
35 Where’s the emphasis Jesus’ birth or death? Acts 17:2-3 (Paul) 2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.Where’s the emphasis Jesus’ birth or death?
36 Apostles Emphasized Not the Manger But the Cross The Epistles 1 Peter 1:3Where’s the emphasis – Jesus’ birth or death?
37 Where’s the emphasis Jesus’ birth or death? 1 Peter 1:3 (Epistles) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.Where’s the emphasis Jesus’ birth or death?
38 What the Cross Shows Us Not the Manger But the Cross Enormity, Awfulness of Sin!
39 What the Cross Shows Us Not the Manger But the Cross The Love of God John 3:16
40 What the Cross Shows Us “The Love of God” John 3:16 For God “so” loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.What the Cross Shows Us“The Love of God”
41 What the Cross Shows Us Not the Manger But the Cross Grace of God in Christ Cor 8:9
42 “Grace of God in Christ” 2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.What the Cross Shows Us“Grace of God in Christ”
43 What the Cross Shows Us Not the Manger But the Cross That Jesus was Born Gal 4:4We believe He was born!Emphasis is on His death, burial, and resurrection!
44 Emphasis is on His death, burial, and resurrection! Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.What the Cross Shows UsWe believe He was born!Emphasis is on His death, burial, and resurrection!
46 1 Corinthians 15: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:The Gospel Enacted
48 The Gospel Re-enacted in Baptism Romans 6: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:The Gospel Re-enacted in Baptism