TITLE: Cross of Many Colors
TEXT: John 19:14-18
PROPOSITION: A sinless Jesus died for sinful men, shedding his blood as a demonstration of his love.
KEY WORD: Colors
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
1. Ad on TV - "The Crucifixion" in color.
2. There are four colors at the cross.
1. BLACK - Sin nailed Him there.
A. Isaiah 53:5-6, 8, 10, 12
B. Matthew 26:28 for the remission of sins
C. Romans 4:25 delivered for our offenses
D. Romans 5:8 while we were yet sinners
E. Romans 8:3 Jesus came in likeness of sinful flesh
F. 2 Corinthians 5:21 knew no sin, became sin for us
G. Hebrews 9:28 offered to bear sins of many
H. 1 Peter 2:24 bore our sins in his body on the tree
2. WHITE - He was sinless.
A. 1 John 1:8-10 We can't claim sinlessness
B. 2 Corinthians 5:21 he, who knew no sin, became sin
C. Hebrews 9:14 without spot offered himself to God
D. 1 Peter 3:18 the just for the unjust
E. 1 Peter 2:22 did no sin; no guile in mouth
F. Hebrews 4:15 high priest, yet without sin
G. Hebrews 7:26-27 separate from sinners, unlike priests
H. John 8:46 which of you convicteth me of sin?
3. RED - Blood was shed for us.
A. Hebrews 10:4 blood of animals - never take away sin
B. Redemption - Colossians 1:13-14
a. Story of boy's boat lost-bought back-twice mine
b. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 bought with a price
C. Remission of sins - Matthew 26:28
a. Paid the debt, "Paid in full"
D. Reconciliation - Ephesians 2:16 rec. both to God in 1 body
E. Justification - Romans 5:8-9
F. Sanctification - Hebrews 10:10; 10:29
4. SILVER - Love made it a reality.
A. John 3:16 God SO loved the world
B. Romans 5:8 God commends his love toward us
C. Girl in orphanage "To 1 who finds this: I love you."
D. Boy buys a crippled puppy. Crippled by sin!
Conclusion: WHO WOULD LOVE US?