River of Life: Central message of the cross

The message preached by the church throughout the world is the message of God’s justification.

The central plank of justification is the message of the cross.

In the Old Testament writings of Isaiah 53 v 6, the prophet writes: “All we are like sheep having gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”

...the riches and glory of Christ… have been made available to everyone...

The “Him” - that Isaiah was speaking about was the son of God!

We know “Him” to be the Lord Jesus Christ!

God’s only plan of justification (that mankind might once again be at one with our heavenly father); is for mankind to put our faith and our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ; for He alone is the man/God who died, was buried... and three days later, rose from the grave...

“...And has now ascended back into heaven and sits on the right hand of our Heavenly Father until all His enemies have been put under His feet!”

The Apostle Paul writes in the New Testament Book of (Colossians 1 v 27)... “God wants us to know that the riches and glory of Christ… have been made available to everyone! And this secret, once hidden from past generations, is at last revealed.

“For when Christ lives in us, His presence becomes our assurance of eternal glory;  indeed our faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ becomes our justification before Almighty God!” 

Choose wisely Tenterfield, the day is far spent...

Paul didn’t come among us ... (1 Corinthians 2 v 2)… “Professing earthly wisdom and declaring God’s testimony as some great orator; no!

“He came among us determined to know nothing except Jesus Christ and him crucified!”

In continuing to preach this eternal truth that Paul preached, it is our hope and the church’s hope that everyone who hears this important message – might one day find themselves perfect in Christ Jesus before God Almighty.

Choose wisely Tenterfield. The day is far spent!

Jim Seymour is the pastor of Tenterfield Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit www.tp4c.org.au