(From Easter, my notes on Sunday morning, Dr. Chris presiding, FBC Ruston)
At the Alamo, legend says a line was drawn in the sand and each man in the Alamo crossed it, signifying each man's decision to stay and fight til the end no matter what. Crossing the line for Christ in this case means commitment.
Romans 5:8 "God demonstrates his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
1. He died a horrible death for us
Matt 26-27 Christ was spit on, struck flogged, crucified...
2. He walked out of the tomb to give us life
I Cor 15:3-7 Paul's testimony of those the risen Christ appeared to
* Does the Cross lead you to become a follower? Christ is saying, "If I can walk out of the tomb, I can do ANYthing."
3. The Cross Won't Change Your Life -- Unless You Let It ...