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Dan Stillings sang a special song Sunday morning and accompanied himself on the guitar. There were special songs Sunday evening by the Jubilee Singers, Stillings Family Trio and the Youth group with Norma Stillings at the piano. Darlene and Sally Sorensen sang a duet with Sally at the piano, vocal soloists were Haddy Parker, Lily Parker, and Asa Parker. Luke Sorensen played his violin with Sally at the piano. There were several testimonies given.
Pastor Bob Sorensen brought a Sunday morning message he called, “Things That Are Always Associated With The Cross.”
The gospel is always associated with the cross. You can’t look at the gospel without seeing the cross. All sin and evil require a death penalty. Jesus paid that penalty on the cross, he was buried, and arose the third day.
Guilt is associated with the cross. All people are guilty of sin and are condemned. All have sinned and like sheep have gone astray. If they die without Jesus, they will end in torment. Jesus is the only advocate, without him there only remains Hell.
Grace is always associated with the cross. While Jesus hang on the cross he said, “Father, forgive them.” You can’t look at the cross without seeing grace. Salvation is all of grace, not grace plus works. We cannot be saved or kept by our own good works.
Glorying is associated with the cross. The centurion glorified God when he saw all that happened at the cross. When anyone really sees himself as a hopeless, Hell bound sinner and then sees the love, mercy, and power of God as exhibited at the cross and at the empty tomb, he will glorify God for Jesus and accept His offer of salvation.
Golgotha is always associated with the cross. This was the place that God chose for the redemption of mankind and to deal the death blow to Satan.
Gambling is associated with the cross. While Jesus was dying, soldiers were gambling at the foot of the cross. Many people who hear the gospel, gamble away their opportunity for an eternal life of bliss. Some say that they will wait for another day, but there may not be another day. Some gamble that their own works will save them. Some gamble with the lives of their children, not showing them the way to salvation. Church members may be gambling that a Sunday morning religion will save them and God will not hold them accountable for the other six days of the week.
Have you accepted Jesus’ offering of himself on your behalf? He took your beating. He hung on the cross to pay for your sins. He suffered the mocking, the rejection, the thirst, and the cruel death of the cross for you. Now is the time to accept his sacrifice and to glorify Him for all that He did there.