Because He lives    

The Cross and the Resurrection     

"Behold, the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

The Cross  

The Old Rugged Cross

The Victory of the Cross

They Point to the Cross

Fulfilled Prophecies

He is Risen


On My Father's side (song)

The Cross: Feared, Banned, Trivialized... yet Triumphant

Earth Day Joins Easter - A Sign of Our Times?

Pride cannot live beneath the cross

The Power of His Resurrection

Crucifixion by consensus

The Humility of Jesus

Outside the Camp

Lamb of God   

The Kiss of Death

The Padded Cross

Images of the Cross

A Prince and a Savior

Jesus lives and so shall I

The Triumph of the Cross

The Joy of all Creation


Quotes from the above links:


The Old Rugged Cross: "In the eyes of the church establishment, Hus had committed heresy. He believed that everyone should be allowed to read the Bible in their own language -- an unthinkable notion.... He also opposed the pope's money-raising efforts to sell indulgences (the false assurance that people could buy or earn pardon for sin instead of trusting in Christ's redemption through the cross).

     "Hus was 'tried' and found guilty. When asked to recant, he refused. Instead he knelt and prayed that God would forgive his accusers. Mocked and humiliated, he was led naked to the stake, where executioners covered him with wood and straw for the torturous fire. Given a last chance to recant, he answered, 'In the truth of the Gospel which I have written, taught, and preached I will die today with gladness.' Then the fire was lit using pages from the forbidden Bible printed by John Wycliffe as kindling.

     "Enveloped in flames, Hus kept singing an old hymn, 'Christ, thou Son of the living God, have mercy upon me.' He died praising the Lord He loved!"


Outside the Camp (Spurgeon): "JESUS, bearing His cross, went forth to suffer outside the gate. The Christian’s reason for leaving the camp of the world’s sin and religion is... because Jesus did so; and the disciple must follow his Master. Christ was 'not of the world.' His life and His testimony were a constant protest against conformity with the world. Never was such overflowing affection for men as you find in Him; but still He was separate from sinners. In like manner Christ’s people must 'go out to Him.' They must take their position 'outside the camp,' as witness-bearers for the truth."

He's My King: Do You Know Him?  "David said, 'The Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.... "Well, my the wellspring to wisdom.... He's the pathway of peace.... He's the gateway of glory.... Do you know Him?" See Our God Reigns


He's My King: Do You Know Him? - Video


Crucifixion by consensus: "But Pilate answered them, saying, 'Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?' For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them.

     "Pilate answered and said to them again, 'What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?' So they cried out again, 'Crucify Him!' Then Pilate said to them, 'Why, what evil has He done?' But they cried out all the more, 'Crucify Him!'"


Because He lives, I can face tomorrow

Because He lives, all fear is gone.

Because I know He holds the future,

And life is worth the living, just because He lives!


Outside links:   Because He Lives  | On My Father's Side  |   If that isn't love | Why He loved me so | His Creation



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