Maranatha Media

The True Cross

Presenter: Adrian Ebens
Presentations: 2

1Co 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Gal 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

How did Paul set forth before the EYES of the Galatians the cross of Christ. How was it not that he simply set the story of the cross over 20 years earlier before their ears?

Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world

Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

How could Isaiah say in 700BC that Christ was already wounded for our transgressions?

The cross event 2000 years ago opens the window into the sufferings of Christ from the foundation of the world. Each day Christ takes up His cross and denies Himself in letting people continue to abuse themselves and others. Christ sees every harsh word every selfish deed and every crime and it wounds Him and tortures Him. This has been going on for 6000 years and soon the sufferings of Christ will end. Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Shall we add to the sufferings of Christ or will we receive His grace in a measure that will allow us to be crucified with Christ

Presented: Apr 09, 2016
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

1 Cor 10:1-11 (11) Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come

The mystery of the cross explains all other mysteries. In the light that streams from Calvary the attributes of God which had filled us with fear and awe appear beautiful and attractive. Mercy, tenderness, and parental love are seen to blend with holiness, justice, and power. While we behold the majesty of His throne, high and lifted up, we see His character in its gracious manifestations, and comprehend, as never before, the significance of that endearing title, "Our Father."  {GC 652.1}  

Presented: Feb 11, 2017
Presenter: Adrian Ebens