The Triumph of the Cross

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JESUS AND CROSS
Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the
cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—
no longer at sin’s every beck and call!
What we believe is this:
If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death,
we also get included in His life-saving resurrection.
We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead
it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end.
Never again will death have the last word.
When Jesus died, He took sin down with him,
but alive He brings God down to us.
From now on, think of it this way:
Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you;
God speaks your mother tongue,
and you hang on every word.
You are dead to sin and alive to God. That’s what Jesus did!
Romans 6:6-11 The Message Bible

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your
heart
that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9 NLT

There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.
If this were not so, would I have told you
that I am going to prepare a place for you?
When everything is ready, I will come and get you,
so that you will always be with me where I am.
John 14:2-3 NLT

There is one specific thing that we need to remember as we celebrate the Easter season…not the bunnies, not the Easter eggs, not the new frocks…not even the fact that Jesus died on a cross. The major premise on which our Christian faith hangs is…Jesus rose from the dead! He is alive!!!  And because He lives, we can live also…not just in this worldly realm, but in the heavenly realm…eternally with Him!  Listen to the song below.

The Triumph of the Cross
Words & Music by Nancy Gilbert Crowson

Listen to the song by clicking on the link below and follow along with the lyrics:

It was not when they nailed Him to that rugged tree,
It was not when He suffered in pain and agony,
It was not when they pierced His side
and blood flowed out like wine,
Nor when He cried to the Father and gave His life for mine.

But in the empty grave is the triumph of the cross,
proclaiming our victory and declaring Satan’s loss.
When the angel said that day,
“Come see the place where He lay.”
The voice of an empty grave
shouts the triumph of the cross!

It was not when the sun hid and the Father turned away,
It was not when He hung His head
and gave His life that day;
It was not when they laid Him there in a borrowed tomb,
Nor the three days they waited in hopelessness and gloom.

But in the empty grave is the triumph of the cross,
proclaiming our victory and declaring Satan’s loss.
When the angel said that day,
“Come see the place where He lay.”
The voice of an empty grave
shouts the triumph of the cross!

Triumphant over sin…Triumphant He lives again!!!
The cross has paved the way to triumph o’re the grave!

2 thoughts on “The Triumph of the Cross

  1. Linda Sparks

    This song was so beautiful. Ain’t God good. I have listen to this several times and each time I get a blessing.

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